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.
Set overlooking the tree lined “People's park” in Limerick's historic Georgian quarter, No. 1 Pery square is an iconic luxury, intimate boutique townhouse Hotel & Spa. No. 1 boasts 20 bedrooms, delicious food & wine at Brasserie One, situated on the first floor with great views of the Georgian streetscape.
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.
The Great National Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the University of Limerick and the National Technological Park, Castletroy and, with a bus stop located by the hotel gate, Limerick City Centre is just 10 minutes away. Set amongst 3 acres of manicured gardens, this charming family run hotel offers guest rooms with power showers, free WiFi access & free parking. The spacious rooms at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel are all non-smoking & feature Interactive TVs, hairdryers & irons. Tea/coffee making facilities are provided and there are free newspapers each morning at reception. An extensive buffet breakfast is served daily in the Kilmurry Suite, from 7.00am to 10.00am Monday-Saturday and 7am to 10.30am on Sunday. Lunch and Dinner are available in Nelligan's Bar and Room Service is also available. The Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a non-smoking hotel & this policy is strictly enforced. The hotel is unable to accept cash payments & require pre-authorization of all credit cards.
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 Great National South Court Hotel is one of Limerick’s best Business and Leisure Hotels and offers the perfect base to explore Limerick and the Shannon Region. With an enviable location, close to the City Centre, minutes from the motorway network and approximately 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, the Great National South Court Hotel also offers the convenience of ample free parking onsite for 400+ vehicles and complimentary Hi-speed Wi-Fi. The Great National South Court Hotel features 124 spacious bedrooms including 28 Lifestyle Suites designed by acclaimed designer Paul Costello. All rooms feature multichannel TV, direct-dial telephones and tea/coffee making facilities. Triple and Family Rooms are also available. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to our gym and a refreshing choice of dining options. With one of the largest conference facilities in the region, The Great National South Court Hotel offers unrivaled space and flexibility for meetings and events of all sizes.