Tourist Attractions in Limerick

Horse Riding

Limerick has a deep passion for horses, and our countryside is the perfect location for Horse Riding. There are miles challenging terrain, jumps, hurdles, and even beaches to enjoy on horseback Read below to get a full list of Horse Riding centres in Limerick.
The Clonshire Equestrian Centre | Contact: (061) 396770
Hillcrest Riding Centre | Contact: (062) 37915

Ireland Rent a Bike

Rent a bike with Ireland Bike Hire and explore the side roads and ally-ways of Ireland at your own pace. What better way to soak up the true atmosphere of this fascinating country. In oganising your holiday it is very important to start from a central location and LIMERICK is just that. We are only 90KM or less in popular places like Galway, the West of Clare, Killarney, Tralee and Dingle (to name but a few) and there are a lot of places that are not on any tourist route that we can tell you about. They can also deliver bikes to any location in Ireland to be waiting for you when you arrive.

Limerick Golf Club

Limerick Golf Club is located at Ballyclough, on the southern outskirts of Limerick City, 15 minutes from The Limerick City Hotel, and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland, founded in 1891, the same year as the Golfing Union of Ireland. Green Fee Rates are EUR50 Monday to Thursday and EUR70 at the weekend or on Bank Holidays.

UL Activity Centre

Easily accessible by Public Transport, and just a few minutes drive from The Limerick City Hotel, the University of Limerick is "Munste’s premier adventure facility" Choose from Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, High Ropes, Archery or Orienteering to name but a few. Kids camps, family activities, skills courses and corporate events are a speciality. read more

Combat Zone

Paintball is now recognised as the fastest growing sporting activity in the world, offering exhilarating action packed fun for everyone. A sport that combines teamwork, strategy and skill as you attempt to outsmart the opposing team. Played over 20 acres of natural woodland, participants will be given full instructions and supervision by friendly experienced staff. Equipped with the latest semi-automatic paintball marker which fires biodegradable paintballs accurate to over 100 feet and specially designed safety wear, your team will be sent on various exciting and challenging missions, specially designed to ensure an action packed day. Contact Combat Zone for prices and further information on 061 302031.

County Limerick Activities

National Kart Centre

The National Kart Centre (NKC) Corbally Limerick, is home to the World's Largest Indoor Karting Arena. The Track is almost 1,500 Mtrs in Length, with Bridges, Tunnels, Underpasses, 270cc Sodi Karts up to 70kms/ph.  The Track has been designed by experts in their field thus providing the most exhilarating track you will ever drive, with thrilling turns and technical corners and 2 high speed straights. This is a must drive track.  All laps are timed with a state of the art Tag Heuer timing System.  Conference facility is now available with Wifi.  Transport, Hotels & Full packages can be organised.  NKC caters for kids parties from 10 years plus, Karting, Drift Karting, Endurance Racing & Indoor Airsoft facility. 

Full information Contact NKC 061-340161 Or Call Siobhan on 0871458089

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Ballyhoura Country: Flora and Fauna

Just 30 minutes from The Limerick City Hotel, you can find Ballyhoura Country. Renowned as one of the best walking destinations in Ireland, Ballyhoura Country has some of the finest loop walks and mountain trails to be found. Whether you decide to ramble on the historical trails of the Canon Sheehan Walk or head for a more strenuous day out in the Ballyhoura or Galtee mountains.

Aillwee Cave

Within 40 minutes drive from Limerick City Hotel, you can discover the remarkable Aillwee Caves. It is an introduction to the geology of the Burren. A fun day out packed full of exciting things to do. The Cave is open daily from 10.00 am throughout the year. December by appointment only. Visit - Ailwee Cave website

The Burren National Park

The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, cliffs and Fen. The Burren region is internationally famous for its landscape and flora. 

A visit to the Burren during the summer months will leave a person amazed by the colourful diversity of flowering plants living together within the one ecosystem. 75% of the plants found in Ireland are represented in the flora of the Burren. Some of the rarer plants are protected under European Legislation, more under the 1999 Flora Protection Order. The National Park hosts a wide range of mammals. Most of the mammal life of the park is nocturnal in habit but Hares, Foxes and Pigmy Shrews may be encountered during daytime.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

A short 20 minute drive from The Limerick City Hotel, you will find Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland. There is an extensive array of vernacular buildings; indicative of all of the social strata from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House, a fine example of a Georgian residence for the gentry. Traditional jobs and crafts are also represented, milling, the forge, pottery, printing, baking, farming etc. Open year round every day!

Cliffs of Moher and O'Brien's Tower

A worthwhile 40 minutes drive from The Limerick City Hotel, the majestic Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights and overlook the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of West Clare. Located just north of Lahinch they are 8km long and 214m high, The Cliffs claim one of the most astonishing views in Ireland, on a clear day the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.

Aran Islands Cruise

Visit all of the three Aran Islands and view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher on the way. These Islands are extremely picturesque and the inhabitants retain the old Irish way of life. There are numerous archaeological and historical sites to be visited on the islands. Mini bus and pony and trap tours available. Bicycles for hire. There are restaurants and pubs on all the islands, most with traditional music sessions. Sunset cruises also available. Aran Islands and Cliffs Cruise depart at 09.00hrs. Sunset Cliffs Cruise depart 20.00hrs.  Opening Times: May to September | | Tel: 353 65 6821374

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

20 Minutes drive from Limerick City Hotel is the village of Foynes. During the 1930s and early 1940s, the Port of Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the United States and Europe. The Foynes Museum recalls this era with a comprehensive range of exhibits, graphic illustrations and an audio-video show. In preparation are the lists of passengers who travelled through both going East or West. For aviation buffs, this museum is a must.
Location: Foynes, County Limerick | Opening Times: March - November daily 9am-5pm; Season Closed Nov-Mar | Phone 069 65416   

Curraghchase Forestry Park

Curragh Chase is a 1,000-acre (4 km2) forest park located 20 km from the city of Limerick, between the towns of Adare and Askeaton. The land was formerly owned by poet and critic Aubrey Thomas De Vere.

John Hunt built Curragh House in the latter half of the seventeenth century but the existing house dates from the eighteenth century. Hunt was granted the land, which consisted of 380 acres (1.54 km2) plantation during the Cromwellian plantations. John Fitzgerald originally owned the land.

The house was accidentally destroyed by fire in December 1941. The grounds at Curraghchase were bought by the State in 1957 and the property is now used as commercial timber. Some of the state forest is used as a public amenity and includes tourist trails, camping and caravan park facilities, which make the area a popular tourist attraction.

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