Journey south to the county of Limerick and enjoy the charm of the local towns and the people there. In the city, you can visit one of Ireland’s most intact castles. King John’s Castle, originally built in the 13th century, the site has enjoyed a 21st-century renovation to allow visitors to engage with the history there and learn about it’s rich and fascinating past. The location on the river Shannon overlooking the city is the best way to see Limerick’s city skyline.
Just a five minute walk away is St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1168 on the site of a palace donated by the King of Munster, Donal Mor O’Brien. It is the oldest building standing in Limerick today. The church is still open for its original purpose today and is well worth a visit while you’re nearby. On the way back, why not stop at the Hunt Museum? Located in the 18th century Customs House, the private collection was donated by John & Gertrude Hunt, antique dealers and advisors to collectors. This is a museum like no other as you wander through the house, exhibits are located not just on the walls but within drawers of elaborate dressers to give you a feel of walking through someone’s home. Exhibitions of local, national and international artists take place throughout the year to accompany the permanent collection. Well worth the stop while in the city.
Just southwest of the city lies the idyllic Village of Adare. Home to some gorgeous boutiques and gift shops full of Irish handmade crafts, this little village is a haven of beauty and charm.
Deep in the county of Limerick is the hidden gem of Lough Gur, a stunning lake nestled in the low hills of the Limerick countryside. Stop off and take a stroll through the woodland surrounding the lake and take in the beautiful landscape of Ireland’s midwest.Book your Limerick