County Limerick is located on the West coast of Ireland and borders counties Cork, Tipperary, Clare and Kerry. The county is rich in archaeological and historical attractions, as well as having a number of pretty towns, forests, rivers, valleys and the Ballyhoura Mountains that are worth visiting.
Limerick City sits on the River Shannon Estuary and is the fifth largest city in Ireland. Limerick is a modern and vibrant city with all the hustle and bustle that goes with being a University town, including a great selection of Limerick hotels and Limerick guesthouses. The University of Limerick is based on the banks of the River Shannon.
However, the city also has a rich historical past with the medieval heart of the city centred on King John’s Castle. The castle was built in the early part of the 13th century and is an impressive example of an Anglo-Norman fort; you can view more of the medieval part of the city on the Limerick Medieval Heritage Precinct trail.
The city also has a number of excellent visitor attractions such as the Hunt Museum, the Limerick Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Limerick City Art Gallery. The Hunt Museum has a wide collection of antiquities from Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt to pre-Christian Ireland; it also has a collection of works from Picasso, Jack B. Yates, Renoir and Henry Moore. Or why not walk in the footsteps of Frank McCourt the famous Irish author with the Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour, based on his well-known autobiography.
Limerick City is also well known for its strong sporting tradition with the famous Thomond Park – home to Munster Rugby and it was on these grounds that Munster has their historic win over the All Blacks in 1978. You can book short stay Limerick Hotel Breaks and take in the atmosphere.
Other attractions in County Limerick includes Lough Gur Visitor Centre in Bruff, which tells the story of pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 B.C. Desmond Hall in Newcastlewest is a fine example of a 15th century banqueting hall which was built for the Earls of Desmond. Also worth a visit if the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which looks back to the 1930’s and 1940’s when Foynes was at the heart of trans-Atlantic aviation in Ireland.
Limerick is a popular spot for anglers. With fishing available on the many rivers and lakes in the county for both trout and salmon/ Popular spots include Castleconnell Salmon Fishery, River Deel and Lakes, River Maigue and River Mulcair and of course the River Shannon.
There are plenty of facilities and attractive for walking in Limerick, such as the Ballyhoura Way, Curraghchase Forest Park and Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park. Each year the Ballyhoura International Walking Festival takes place in Kilfinane. Or enjoy a day out at the races, with horse racing at Limerick Racecourse at Patrickswell throughout the year. Or for the golfing enthusiast there are some great golf courses in Limerick, including Dromoland Castle, Limerick County, Limerick Golf Club and the Adare Manor Golf Resort.
The Ireland Hotels website features a number of Limerick hotels and Limerick guesthouses throughout the county. To book Hotel Breaks in Limerick use the accommodation search box on this page.
Maldron Hotel Limerick is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Limerick City, just off the Southern Ring Road and the M7. The hotel is also just 5 minutes drive from Limerick city centre with the Crescent Shopping Centre, Raheen Business Park and the Regional Hospital all in close proximity making it one of the best located hotels Limerick City. Maldron Hotel in Limerick City is the perfect choice whatever the reason for your visit to the Treaty City. One of the best hotels in Limerick, The Maldron boasts well appointed Limerick hotel accommodation, the superb Club Vitae Leisure Club, extensive dining options, high quality conference facilities and a wide range of guest facilities. Maldron Hotel Limerick Facilities at a glance; •Superior 3 star hotel Limerick •Superior hotel accommodation in Limerick •26 two bedroom suites •4 one bedroom suites •Stir bar and restaurant •12 state of the art meeting rooms
Great rooms, great food and friendly service in a really stunning hotel situated on a bend on the Abbey River in Limerick City. Here in the Medieval Quarter of Limerick we are only minutes walk away from King Johns Castle and the Hunt Museum, not to mention the amazing Milk Market with its artisan producers. The Absolute Hotel Limerick is the perfect base from which to get the best out of the city be it business or pleasure. Our facilities include: Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel Located in City Centre Contemporary bedrooms Absolute Bar & Grill with outstanding dining facilities Escape Spa & Vanilla Brown’s Hair Salon Outdoor terrace with beautiful views State of the art conference rooms & function room Fitness Suite 24 hour reception - Check in from 3pm, check out from 12pm We are a non-smoking hotel
The Greenhills Hotel Limerick is a superb family run Hotel in Limerick is uniquely located on the N18 just 1 km from Limerick City, 5 minutes from Thomond Park and so easily accessible via Shannon International Airport, 15 minutes drive. One of the leading 3 star hotels Limerick, The Greenhills is a perfect base to explore the South West just 1 hour from Cork, Kerry & Galway.
The Devon Inn Hotel is a family owned hotel located in the heart of west Limerick on the main N21 Route. Over the last 50 years, the Devon Inn Hotel has been renowned for its warm and friendly welcome, exquisite cuisine, and high quality of service. The hotel comprises of 58 Spacious En-suite Bedrooms all with Multi-Channel TV, Direct Telephone Line, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer and Tea/Coffee making facilities. We offer a number of facilities to our guests at no extra cost including complimentary wi-fi access, ample free car parking, and travel cots if required. The Devon Inn Hotel is renowned for its exquisite cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients by our dedicated team of Chefs. The Glenquin Grill welcomes guests to a luxurious and fine-dining experience offering a range of delicious gourmet menus, a meticulous wine list and high quality service. Templar's Bar is open daily serving a superb selection of light snacks and delicious meals throughout the day.
May I present to you our Georgian Manor House "our little piece of heaven" set in a pretty village of Castle Oaks, just 10 minutes from Limerick City on 26 acres of beautiful mature gardens that lead down to the banks of the River Shannon. We are located just off the M7 from and located 5 minutes from the Castletroy and the University of Limerick.