200. Limerick City, Ireland
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Limerick has a lot to offer. This was one of the first areas I toured when I first visited Ireland ages ago. I took a flight from Dublin to Galway (when it had flights), then drove to Shannon and got on a plane and left. I did not even see Limerick. So on my last visit to Ireland, I purposely went to Limerick to check it out. I was not disappointed. As a matter of fact, I have to go back again as I did not get a chance to see the Flying Boat Museum. Can’t wait.
Limerick, Ireland is just outside the Shannon, Ireland area. It’s about a 3-hour drive heading southwest of Dublin and just north of Cork.
How To Get Here
Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.
The closest major airport to Limerick, Ireland is Shannon Airport (SNN).
The following airlines has service to Shannon Airport (SNN):
Aer Lingus (EI), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Helvetic Airways (2L), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Ryanair (FR) and United Airlines (UA).
The Bus Eireann, Dublin Coach and Eireagle will all take you into Limerick. Very reliable and comfortable. Free wi-fi is available as well.
If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. The ferries to Ireland do take cars so no worries there.
By Shared Ride
You can try a service like Carpool Ireland.
Where To Stay
Limerick has many fine hotels. I was able to stay at two of them, The Limerick City Hotel on my own dime and as guest of the No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa. Both fine establishments.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are lots of places to eat and have a pint of Guinness around the city. The locals are very friendly so strike up a conversation when you go out. As a matter of fact, they may start up a conversation before you do :-).
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
Limerick is a walking city, so get your shoes ready. Walk across the bridges, check out the castle.
Take a walk down to the University of Limerick which is not too far away. It’s a great place to take a run as well. There’s also the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum which is the place where the Flying Boats from the U.S. stopped on their way to Europe. I did not get a chance to see it as yet, but had a talk with a local Avgeek who gave me the lowdown. Of course I’m heading back to check it out.
Of course if you just want to relax and do nothing, you can do that too or just feed the swans along the river. Just a fun town. There also seems to be a church on every corner.
Oh and apparently the Peoples Park is not well utilized and its quite tranquil and beautiful as well.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.
Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent
Currency: Euros (EUR)
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