Weekend break in Limerick
Go for dinner in one of the city's many good restaurants. Bella Italia and Freddy's Bistro are particularly good. Have an after-dinner drink in the atmospheric Nancy Blake's.
Get up early on Saturday morning and visit the Milk Market to see all the city has to offer in the line of home-made cheeses, chocolate, pastries, breads and fresh fruit and vegetables. Any foodie will love this, and French's pancake stall will quell any early hunger pangs. If you haven't indulged in a pancake, visit The Wild Onion cafe for a massive, American-style breakfast that will keep you going all day. This place is Limerick's best-kept secret. If you're not too full to walk afterwards, take a look around the Hunt Museum which has some interesting artifacts,take the Angela's Ashes Limerick walking tour from Limerick tourist office or hop a bus to Bunratty to check out the famous castle. That evening check out one of the many award winning restaurants, check out www.belltable.ie to see what's on in Limerick theatre or head for Dolans for trad music or Trinity Rooms to experience the city's top nightclub with guest acts like Dj Yoda, Utah Saints and Hot Chip.
Go for a walk around the beautiful University of Limerick campus (three miles outside the city with a regular bus service). The campus has the river Shannon at its heart and you will often see herons and other wild birds around the river. A new bridge and some interesting architecture provide beautiful views. For a good Sunday lunch go back into town and visit one of the city's many hotels or pub/restaurants.