County Limerick is located on the West coast of Ireland and borders counties Cork, Tipperary, Clare and Kerry. The county is rich in archaeological and historical attractions, as well as having a number of pretty towns, forests, rivers, valleys and the Ballyhoura Mountains that are worth visiting.
Limerick City sits on the River Shannon Estuary and is the fifth largest city in Ireland. Limerick is a modern and vibrant city with all the hustle and bustle that goes with being a University town, including a great selection of Limerick hotels and Limerick guesthouses. The University of Limerick is based on the banks of the River Shannon.
However, the city also has a rich historical past with the medieval heart of the city centred on King John’s Castle. The castle was built in the early part of the 13th century and is an impressive example of an Anglo-Norman fort; you can view more of the medieval part of the city on the Limerick Medieval Heritage Precinct trail.
The city also has a number of excellent visitor attractions such as the Hunt Museum, the Limerick Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Limerick City Art Gallery. The Hunt Museum has a wide collection of antiquities from Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt to pre-Christian Ireland; it also has a collection of works from Picasso, Jack B. Yates, Renoir and Henry Moore. Or why not walk in the footsteps of Frank McCourt the famous Irish author with the Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour, based on his well-known autobiography.
Limerick City is also well known for its strong sporting tradition with the famous Thomond Park – home to Munster Rugby and it was on these grounds that Munster has their historic win over the All Blacks in 1978. You can book short stay Limerick Hotel Breaks and take in the atmosphere.
Other attractions in County Limerick includes Lough Gur Visitor Centre in Bruff, which tells the story of pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 B.C. Desmond Hall in Newcastlewest is a fine example of a 15th century banqueting hall which was built for the Earls of Desmond. Also worth a visit if the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which looks back to the 1930’s and 1940’s when Foynes was at the heart of trans-Atlantic aviation in Ireland.
Limerick is a popular spot for anglers. With fishing available on the many rivers and lakes in the county for both trout and salmon/ Popular spots include Castleconnell Salmon Fishery, River Deel and Lakes, River Maigue and River Mulcair and of course the River Shannon.
There are plenty of facilities and attractive for walking in Limerick, such as the Ballyhoura Way, Curraghchase Forest Park and Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park. Each year the Ballyhoura International Walking Festival takes place in Kilfinane. Or enjoy a day out at the races, with horse racing at Limerick Racecourse at Patrickswell throughout the year. Or for the golfing enthusiast there are some great golf courses in Limerick, including Dromoland Castle, Limerick County, Limerick Golf Club and the Adare Manor Golf Resort.
The Ireland Hotels website features a number of Limerick hotels and Limerick guesthouses throughout the county. To book Hotel Breaks in Limerick use the accommodation search box on this page.
Nestled in the county Limerick Countryside, close to Adare, is the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge. Set on ten acres of gardens, the stylish country house provides luxury accommodation coupled with the world renowned restaurant. Located ten minutes from Adare, the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge is also close to Shannon Airport, a 50 minute drive. The Mustard Seed is the only Co. Limerick Blue Book Country House and is the ideal base for a vacation in the South West of Ireland.
Maldron Hotel Limerick is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Limerick City, just off the Southern Ring Road and the M7. The hotel is also just 5 minutes drive from Limerick city centre with the Crescent Shopping Centre, Raheen Business Park and the Regional Hospital all in close proximity making it one of the best located hotels Limerick City. Maldron Hotel in Limerick City is the perfect choice whatever the reason for your visit to the Treaty City. One of the best hotels in Limerick, The Maldron boasts well appointed Limerick hotel accommodation, the superb Club Vitae Leisure Club, extensive dining options, high quality conference facilities and a wide range of guest facilities. Maldron Hotel Limerick Facilities at a glance; •Superior 3 star hotel Limerick •Superior hotel accommodation in Limerick •26 two bedroom suites •4 one bedroom suites •Stir bar and restaurant •12 state of the art meeting rooms
The Great National Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a short 5 minute walk from the University of Limerick and the National Technological Park, Castletroy and, with a bus stop located by the hotel gate, Limerick City Centre is just 10 minutes away. Set amongst 3 acres of manicured gardens, this charming family run hotel offers guest rooms with power showers, free WiFi access & free parking. The spacious rooms at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel are all non-smoking & feature Interactive TVs, hairdryers & irons. Tea/coffee making facilities are provided and there are free newspapers each morning at reception. An extensive buffet breakfast is served daily in the Kilmurry Suite, from 7.00am to 10.00am Monday-Saturday and 7am to 10.30am on Sunday. Lunch and Dinner are available in Nelligan's Bar and Room Service is also available. The Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a non-smoking hotel & this policy is strictly enforced. The hotel is unable to accept cash payments & require pre-authorization of all credit cards.
Pery's Hotel is an independently owned 3 star Hotel excellently situated in the Historic Georgian Quarter of Limerick's fine City. We are located just off the main street, O'Connell Street, right in the very heart of Limerick City. With just a stone’s throw from Colbert Station, Limerick's main bus & train station, and only twenty minutes drive from Shannon Airport, everything that you would hope to experience in Limerick’s Vibrant City is at our doorstep. We also offer additional features such as free WIFI access throughout the hotel, guest computer access with free internet and limited off-site parking in our secure carpark. There is a nightly charge of €3.00 per space in our carpark.
The Greenhills Hotel Limerick is a superb family run Hotel in Limerick is uniquely located on the N18 just 1 km from Limerick City, 5 minutes from Thomond Park and so easily accessible via Shannon International Airport, 15 minutes drive. One of the leading 3 star hotels Limerick, The Greenhills is a perfect base to explore the South West just 1 hour from Cork, Kerry & Galway.