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Limerick

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Limerick (Gaelic: Luimneach) [1] is a city in the southwest of Ireland.

Understand

Limerick is probably Ireland's last unspoiled city. From a tourist point of view it might not seem to hold the same allure as Cork or Galway, but it is a perfect vantage point to view the Irish culture and the way in which "the Irish" behave when they are not being "observed". Only twenty minutes by bus from Shannon Airport, Limerick is well worth spending a few hours in at least.

Get in

By plane

Limerick is a twenty minute bus ride from Shannon Airport (Irelands second airport)

By bus

Bus services run to Limerick from Cork, Galway and Dublin.

Bus Eireann [2] operates services that call at Limerick City's Colbert Station.

By train

Train services run from Dublin and Cork.

Irish Rail [3] operate services that stop at Limerick City's Colbert Station.

Get around

Public Bus services are available in Limerick but the city is quite contained and everything is within walking distance.

See

  • King John's Castle, located on King's Island (in the heart of Limerick City), [4] Open: 10-16.30 Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec, 9.30-17.00 Mar/Apr, 9.30-17.30 May–Oct.
  • The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, phone: +353 61 312 833 (email:[5], fax +353 61 312834) [6] Open 10-17:00 Mon-Sat, 14:00–17:00 Sun. (Adults €7.20, Concessions €5.80, Children €3.50)
  • St Mary's Cathedral located on King's Island, phone: +353 61 416 238, [7]
  • Downtown Georgian architecture
  • Thomond Park, one of the Rugby world's most feared cauldrons.

Do

Buy

  • Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle
  • Cruises Street, City Centre

Eat

Texas Steak House.

Luigi Malones. [www.luigimalones.com/]

Market Square

The Grove, Upper Cecil Street for yummy vegetarian food

Drink

  • Nancy Blake's Pub, Denmark Street.
  • Tom Collins's Oyster Saloon, Cecil Street (genuine old man's pub)
  • Dolans Bar, Dock road. Traditional Irish bar with live music www.dolanspub.com/
  • Gleeson's ("The White House"), O'Connell Street.
  • Collins Bar, Dooradoyle
  • ""Trinity Rooms"". City Centre (3 room superclub & live venue)

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

  • The Clarion, [8]
  • Glin Castle, [9]
  • Woodlands House Hotel, [10]
  • Old Bank B&B, [11]
  • Castletroy Park Hotel, [12]

Splurge

Short Term Apartments

Get out




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