A Guide to Limerick & UL

Limerick City is sited on one of Europe's finest rivers, the River Shannon. A Viking City, one can only imagine the 9th century scenes, when fleets of Viking vessels sailed up the river to plunder and terrorise the monastic midlands. In later centuries these Norsemen settled and founded the trading port of Limerick which to-day is a proud, progressive and thriving City with a charter older than that of London. Its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its dramatic past.Particularly worth viewing is King John's Castle in its Heritage precinct and the magnificent Hunt Museum in Limerick's Custom House.This museum houses an internationally important collection of some 2,000 original works including pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Renoir and Picasso.

Places to visit in and around Limerick Up Arrow

Bunratty Castle is one of the finest surviving examples of an Irish tower house. Although it is hard to believe that the castle has had a bloody and violent history. Its strategic position on the river Shannon made it the centre of many a battle. The Folk Park adjoins the castle and aims to show what everyday life was like in rural Ireland about 100 years ago. It contains reconstructed farmhouses, cottages and shops, and care has been taken to make them as authentic as possible, particularly with regard to furnishings.

Cliffs of Moher are situated in County Clare and bordering the Burren Area, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights. Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. A walk along the cliffs is not to be missed. Those with a head for heights can easily walk to the edge of the cliff and view the Atlantic Ocean below.

The Burren lies south of Galway in County Clare, Ireland. The name Burren is from the Irish - bhoireann meaning a stony place. Its formation has lain unspoiled since the ice-age and is composed of karstic limestone, the largest area of such in western Europe. This area has some of the finest archaeological megalithic tombs in Ireland, if not in Western Europe. In this area alone there are more than 60 wedge tombs and the densest concentration in Ireland.

The Ring of Kerry One the most famous and popular road circuits for tourists in the South West of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, traverses the coastline of the Inveragh Peninsula, with a great many tourist sites along the way. Dramatic panoramas, majestic mountain shapes, ancient sites and towns are found along the winding route of the N70 through the southern tip of Kerry, known as the Ring of Kerry.

Dingle Peninsula , Europe's most westerly town and sheltered by hills on three sides, the harbour is one of the world's natural beauty spots - home to an active fishing fleet and resident dolphin - FUNGI. It has a diving centre, sailing club, art galleries, traditional craft and excellent accommodation. Dingle has many eccentric & colourful pubs and fine restaurants, offering entertainment and traditional Irish music unique to the area.

Restaurants - Limerick City Up Arrow

Main Course approximated prices from €13.00

  • Copper and Spice (Indian)
  • 2 Cornmarket Row
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 313620
  • Bella Italia Bistro
  • 43 Thomas Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 418872
  • Finnegans Bar & Restaurant
  • Dublin Road
  • Annacotty
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 337338
  • Locke Restaurant (General)
  • 3 Georgers Quay
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 413733
  • Texas Steakout Restaurant
  • 116 O'Connell St.
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 410350
  • The Bank Restaurant
  • O'Connell Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 481546
  • Jasmine Palace (Chinese)
  • 116 O'Connell St.Mall
  • O'Connell St.
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 412484
  • Milanos Restaurant
  • Harveys Quay
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 426030

Main Course approximated prices from €18.00

  • McLaughlins Restaurant
  • Castletroy Park Hotel
  • Castletroy
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 335566
  • Green Onion Restaurant
  • Rutland Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 400710

Main Course approximated prices from €24.00

  • Moll Darby's Restaurant
  • 8 Georges Quay
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 411511
  • Brulees Restaurant
  • Henry Street
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 319931
  • Freddy's Bistro
  • Theatre Lane
  • Limerick
  • Tel: 061 418749

Taxis Up Arrow

Name Phone
Unicabs (fixed fares) (061)414444
City Taxi & Minibus Hire (061)415555
Fixed Price Taxis (061)313131
Set Price Taxis (061)414141

Directions - Map of Limerick Campus Up Arrow

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Things to do in Limerick City and Region Up Arrow

There are many attractions both near and in the Limerick city region. A complete guide can be found at www.shannonregionaltourism.ie or www.limericktourist.com . You may find a useful guide to Limerick City here . . In particular, we suggest the following sites, which are centrally located and accessable via a short taxi ride.

The Hunt Museum
Rutland Street, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)61 312-833
Fax: +353 (0)61 312-834
Email: Email The Hunt Museum
Website: http://www.huntmuseum.com/
King John's Castle
Kings Island, Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)61 360-788
Fax: +353 (0)61 361-020
Website: http://www.shannonheritage.com/KJC.htm
Open: From 27 December To 31 March Daily 10.30-16.30 (last admission 15.30)

Adare, Co Limerick

Ireland's answer to the cosy English village must surely be Adare, where the Third Earl of Dunraven built a street with thatched cottages and hedges at the gates of his early Victorian Manor. History had already endowed the place with an exquisite backdrop to further please the eye - a Norman castle beside the River Maigue and the best collection of ruined mediaeval friaries in Ireland ( from http://www.limericktourist.com/towns/adare/ )

For more information, a list of things to do in Adare is available at http://www.adarevillage.com/activities.html

A short review of each pub is available at http://www.litsu.ie/Entertainment/Ent_Pubs.htm . Specific websites are listed below:

A complete list can be found: here via www.irishtourist.com


  • Apr 30 2007

    Program Updated.

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