200. Limerick City, Ireland

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Why

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 City, Ireland - Swans

Limerick City, Ireland – Swans

 

Limerick City, Ireland

Limerick City, Ireland

Where

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

By Train

Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country.

Limerick City, Ireland - Train Station Bus Station

Limerick City, Ireland – Train Station Bus Station

By Plane

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).

By Bus

The Bus Eireann, Dublin Coach and Eireagle will all take you into Limerick. Very reliable and comfortable. Free wi-fi is available as well.

Limerick City, Ireland - Bus Station Bus Eireann

Limerick City, Ireland – Bus Station Bus Eireann

 

Limerick City, Ireland - Dublin Coach

Limerick City, Ireland – Dublin Coach

By Car

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.

Limerick City, Ireland - Main Street

Limerick City, Ireland – Main Street

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.

 

Limerick City, Ireland - Limerick City Hotel

Limerick City, Ireland – Limerick City Hotel

 

Limerick City, Ireland - No 1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa

Limerick City, Ireland – No 1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa

Limerick City, Ireland - Strand Hotel

Limerick City, Ireland – Strand Hotel

Limerick City, Ireland - The Savoy

Limerick City, Ireland – The Savoy

==>> 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 :-).

Limerick City, Ireland - The Curragower

Limerick City, Ireland – The Curragower

 

Limerick City, Ireland - Sash Restaurant

Limerick City, Ireland – Sash Restaurant

 

Limerick City, Ireland - Inside Flannery's Pub

Limerick City, Ireland – Inside Flannery’s Pub

Limerick City, Ireland - Guinness

Limerick City, Ireland – Guinness

 

Limerick City, Ireland - Fine Wines Liquor Store

Limerick City, Ireland – Fine Wines Liquor Store

==>> 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.

Limerick City, Ireland – Limerick Bridge

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.

Limerick City, Ireland - Church

Limerick City, Ireland – Church

Oh and apparently the Peoples Park is not well utilized and its quite tranquil and beautiful as well.

Limerick City, Ireland - Peoples' Park

Limerick City, Ireland – Peoples’ Park

==>> 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.

 

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent

Currency: Euros (EUR)

Failtre Ireland

Tourism Ireland

Visit Limerick

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Limerick City, Ireland - Church Clock

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  1. Amber says:

    Glad you liked our home away from home!

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