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 as it is twenty minutes by bus from Shannon Airport, it is easy to spend a few hours in Limerick at least.
While Limerick City does not have an airport, Shannon Airport serves the area and is located within 25km of Limerick City along the N18. Shannon Airport is an International Airport that services locations both within Europe and to the United States. Daily flights from Shannon Airport to New York, Newark and Chicago are operated by Delta, Aer Lingus and Continental Airlines while Ryanair mainly services destinations in the UK and Europe.
Limerick is connected to the Irish Rail network by Colbert Station which is located on Parnell Street in Limerick City. Limerick City is connected by rail (either directly or indirectly) with the main towns of Belfast, Dublin, Rosslare, Cork, Tralee and Ennis.
While Limerick is not particularly well served by car rental companies, Shannon Airport is. All the major car rental companies in Ireland have locations at Shannon. Shannon Airport is easily accessible from Limerick by Bus or Taxi services.
Public Bus services are available in Limerick but the city is quite contained and everything is within walking distance.
Limerick has a host of badly-publicised attractions - the city's so-called "co-ordination office" is too busy warding off negative publicity about the city's crime to put out positive messages about all that the Shannonside city has to offer.
King John's Castle, located on King's Island (in the heart of Limerick City),  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:, fax +353 61 312834)  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, 
Downtown Georgian architecture
Thomond Park, one of the Rugby world's most feared cauldrons. (currently under renovation)
The UL Arena is well worth a visit, for couch potatoes and sporting enthusiasts alike.
The Hunt Museum offers a unique collection of treasures. Located in the historic Custom House and overlooking the Shannon, it features a diverse range of artefacts, from archeological finds to 20th century art exhibitions.
King's Shoes 34 O'Connell Street (corner of Roches Street and O'Connell St) This new ladies shoe boutique stocks an exclusive selection of Italian and international designer brands. A definite must see for the serious shoe shopper!
Jasmine Palace, O'Connell St  This contributer once worked with a man from Dublin who lived and worked in Limerick for several years. He hated Limerick and everything about it except for The Jasmine Palace. Which will tell you how good of a restaurant it is.
Copper and Spice, Cornmarket Row and Annacotty 
The Still House Carlsberg Sports bar, Thomas Street, 
Charlie Chaplin's, Cruises Street.
Bar3, Bedford Street, Gay Bar.
Travelodge Limerick, Coonagh Roundabout, Ennis Road, ☎ +353 (0) 61 457 000 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . checkin: From 3pm, earlier check on request and charge of €10; checkout: 12 midday, late check out up to 3 pm subject to availability and €10 charge. From €40.
The Kilmurry Lodge, Castletroy (near University), ☎ +353-61-501072, . Pleasant, ivy-covered red brick hotel on the outskirts of town, manages to feel small and cozy although it's actually rather large. Pub, restaurant and nightclub on grounds.From €89 B&B.
Annville B&B, Newtown, Castletroy (South-west of university.), ☎ +353 61 330023 (email@example.com, fax: +353 61 330023), . Quiet and nice B&B in the outskirts, friendly and helpful landlord, complete irish breakfast. Unlike advertised, not all rooms are ensuite, and the common bathroom is aging but otherwise the facilities are quite fine.€40 single/€60 double. (52.66637,-8.53969)
Absolute Hotel Limerick, Sir Harry's Mall, ☎ +353 61 463-600, . Four Star hotel luxury spa hotel in the heart of Limerick City Centre.