Things To Do In Limerick

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

A short 20 minute drive from Limerick City Hotel, lies one of Ireland most important stone age settlements. Lough Gur is a small horseshoe shaped lake south of Limerick city. The site was continuously occupied from the Neolithic period to late medieval times. There are dwellings dating back to 500 & 1000 AD. There is a wedge tomb dating back to 2500 BC. Also there is the Grange Stone Circle, the largest and most remarkable of its kind in Ireland. There's free access to the lake, shores and pleasant parkland, which is perfect for picnics. The visitors centre also offers an audiovisual presentation.

Location: Lough Gur, Limerick | Opening Times: Hours Visitor Centre mid-May to Sept daily 10am-6pm (last admission 5:30pm); site open year-round | Phone: Phone 061 361511


Cratloe Woods

Overlooking Limerick City, and a short drive from The Limerick City Hotel, Cratloe Woods is a beautiful a forested area around the village of Cratloe in County Clare, Ireland. 


King John's Castle

The Limerick City Hotel is in full view of King John's Castle is a 13th century Castle in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic river Shannon. Discover history at its best, magnificent views and life in Norman times. Explore 800 years of history brought to life in the imaginative historical exhibition, excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines, and the battlement walks.

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum is housed in the tastefully restored Old Custom House. This is the finest 18th-century building in Limerick. The facade is a reduced copy of the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Housed in the museum are some of the finest ancient, medieval and modern treasures found in Ireland. They include antiquities and art objects from Europe and Ireland. Ancient Irish metalwork, medieval bronzes, ivories, and enamels. There is a shop and a restaurant in the museum that make it a very enjoyable day out. Location: The Custom House, Rutland St., Limerick | Phone: 061 - 312833

Adare Heritage Centre

In the centre of the village is this great heritage centre, Adare Heritage Centre. It is housed in a stone building with a traditional courtyard. There is a short audiovisual presentation to help you make sense of the ruins scattered around the area. The model shows the village in 1500 and is really worth a look. The centre also houses a cafe, craft shop, knitwear shop, and library. Location: Main St., Adare, County Limerick | Opening Times: 9am-6pm | Phone: 061 396666


Crescent Shopping Centre

5 minutes drive from Limerick City Hotel you can find the Crescent Shopping Centre. The Crescent Shopping Centre is the biggest and most successful shopping complex outside of Dublin. On Limerick’s Dooradoyle Road, the Crescent is just two miles from Limerick city centre. The shopping centre is easily accessible from the city by the local road network. The Limerick Southern Ring Road passes outside the shopping centre and provides access for customers from all surrounding areas including Shannon, Ennis, Tipperary and Cork.

The existing centre offers 37,000 m2 of retail space. Other facilities include restaurants, a 12 – screen cinema, a free standing McDonalds, banks, a crèche and 2,500 free parking spaces in surface and basement car parks. The complex also includes the offices of Limerick county council, and a public library.

Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Fancy an evening at the dogs? Just 1Km from The Limerick City Hotel you will find The new Limerick Greyhound Stadium opened in October 2010, and boasts world-class facilities. The stadium, which is a great edition to the sporting culture in Limerick, is open for Greyhound Racing every Friday and Saturday night. With excellent bars, a restaurant, fast-food and carvery and unrivalled viewing facilities, a visit to Limerick Greyhound Stadium is a must. Admission is just €10, and information on group and restaurant packages are available on our website or by calling us. The stadium is ideal for all ages and we welcome families, groups of friends and work colleagues and much more! Check their website for upcoming meetings

Thomond Park

The Home Of Munster Rugby and the setting for many Concerts featuring international artists including Elton John, P!nk and Bruce Springstein. The Limerick City Hotel is a 10 minute walk from Thomond Park. Check out for more info on their theme nights and events. 

Limerick Stag and Hen Watersports Adventure Packages:

Enjoy our amazing Limerick Watersports Adventure Packages where participants can choose a mix of Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Zorbing, Sailing & Boating from our Hunt Museum base in the heart of Limerick City for either 1.5 hours (€30 pp), 2 hours (€35 pp) or 2.5 hours (€40 pp). 

These are great fun and extremely safe Watersports Adventures, where participants get to see and enjoy Limerick City on the River Shannon by kayak, canoe, sup and/or boat (you can try a combination of all). 

There is no previous skills or knowledge needed, (beginners to advance all welcome) and there is plenty of fun and exciting adventures, team games and challenges to keep all of the group participants very entertained and active. 

The cost with Equipment and the Instructor included is €30 per adult for the 1.5 hr outing, €35 per adult for a 2 hour outing and €40 per adult for the 2.5 hr outing and for every 10 participants, 1 goes completely FREE.   

All that participants need to bring with them are a pair of old runners, swim wear/togs and a towel. 

Indoor Rock Climbing & Archery Adventure Package for Stag and Hen Parties:

 Choose from Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Archery Tag, Team Challenges on our 1 Hour, 1.5 & 2.5 Hours package from only €17.50 pp… 

Are you looking for some adventure and excitement ? 

Then have a hand at our Limerick City Indoor Climbing Wall, Archery, Archery Tag, Team Challenges. 

Whether you are looking for some fun group bonding, adrenaline or adventure, we can build a solution for you or your group by our expert team of Qualified Instructors. 

  • 1 hours Indoor Rock Climbing costs €17.50 pp
  • 1.5 hrs Indoor Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Team Challenges costs €25 pp.
  • 2 hrs Indoor Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery or Archery Tag, Team Challenges costs €35 pp.
  • 2.5 hrs Indoor Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Archery or Archery Tag, Team Challenges costs €40 pp.
  • Group Discounts: for every 10 participants, 1 goes completely FREE.    

Thomond Park Abseiling Adventures:

Choose from Abseiling Thomond Park Stadium, Archery, Archery Tag, Team Challenges and the Thomond Park Museum Tour for 1.5 & 2.5 Hours. Packages available from €50 pp. 

Are you a thrill seeker and a huge Munster fan?  

For all those daredevils, adrenaline junkies and those who are brave enough to try our newest and most exciting challenge yet - Abseiling Limerick’s Thomond Park Stadium. 

Abseilers in Limerick will get a fantastic panoramic view of the iconic stadium before their descent from the West Stand media box, where some of the most exciting commentary in rugby has been delivered. 

This great Abseiling Limerick Challenge involves descending down from great heights (45 metres) at a pace that suits you using ropes and very specialized safety equipment. Fully Qualified Instructors and Safety assured. 

Following the abseil, participants could also try the Munster Rugby Tour, some Archery, Archery Tag or even some Team Challenges with us too or you could even partake in a barbeque event or meal in Thomond Park. 

The Great Limerick Hunt Packages:

Choose from Archery, Archery Tag, Zorbing, Team Challenges, our Limerick City Treasure Hunt for either 1.5 hours (€30 pp), 2 hours ( €35 pp) or 2.5 hours (€40 pp).

Group Discount: for every 10 participants, 1 goes FREE.   

Take a fantastic Limerick City Treasure Hunts while competing in lots of crazy fun tasks and challenges using our modern phone app.

 Our Limerick City Treasure Hunts are a great way to see Limerick, to meet some locals and visits some of Limerick's quirky sites.

 After the Hunt, you can also try some Water Zorbing, Archery, Archery Tag or Team Challenges too. 

Water Zorbing is such a funny concept and guaranteed to have you laughing so much. This is an exciting fun filled experience unlike anything you've partaken in before. So, who ever said you can't walk on water, roll around inside a hamster ball and bump into your friends without hurting yourself ? 

Archery Tag is a phenomenal new concept in friendly combat sports that can be played indoors or out and utilizes archery with special foam tipped arrows to play the game. Players divide into two teams and hide behind inflatable bunkers, or other obstacles, and try to be the first team to knock out the centres of a 5 spot target on the opponent’s side of the field, or, eliminate the opposing team. Virtually painless and mess free, unlike paintball, Archery Tag is intense enough for thrill seekers and safe enough for kids to play; making this game the most fun you’ll ever have with a bow and arrow! 

Limerick Sailing & Boating Tours Package:

 Enjoy a more relaxed and unique approach to see Limerick City with our Sailing & Boat Tours from the Hunt Museum in Limerick City. 

These are a fantastic way to spend an afternoon - learning to sail with your friends on-board on the river Shannon in the heart of Limerick City!  If you want, bring a picnic aboard while we are sight spotting as that's no problem at all. And we can even try a little fishing of the side of the boat too. The sailing session is aboard our Drascombe Lugger 19.5 foot sail boat which means that all get to learn together and under the guidance of one of our Instructors by your side. 

This is a great way to experience an unforgettable Sailing and Boating Tour of Limerick City, where you will get to learn to sail, take in the stunning surroundings and learn about some of the amazing local history and landmarks. 

The cost with Equipment and the Instructor included is €30 per person for the 1.5 hr outing and €40 pp for the 2.5 hr outing and for every 10 Participants, 1 Goes FREE.  

So Many Things to do in Limerick

Rail, Hail or shine there is something to suit everyone
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes.
  • Frank McCourt Museum, Hartstonge St.
  • Glenstal Abbey, Murroe.
  • Hunt Museum, Rutland St.
  • Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square.
  • Milk Market, Cornmarket Row.
  • St Mary's Cathedral, Bridge St.
  • People's Park
  • Terra Nova Fairy Garden
  • Curraghchase Forest Park
  • St. John's Cathedral
  • University of Limerick
  • Limerick Greyhound Stadium
  • Ballyhoura Walking Trails
  • Pery's Square
  • Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

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