Popular Attractions in Limerick
Visitors to Limerick with limited time for sight-seeing would be well-served with a visit to King's Island, where two massive, 800-year-old landmarks reside. Both King John's Castleand St. Mary's Cathedral are within walking distance of each other. Southern King's Island is an excellent place to see other examples of medieval architecture, which are scattered around Nicholas Street.
St. John's Cathedral is around 600 years younger than St. Mary's, but it's no less impressive. Laying claim to the tallest steeple in Ireland, St. John's is easily spotted from a distance and is within walking distance of the waterfront.
The Hunt Museum, whose art collection is housed in an 18th-century custom house, is a remarkable example of Georgian architecture. Additional buildings in the Georgian style populate Pery Square and O'Connell Street's Crescent.
Limerick's Sarsfield, Thomond and Shannon bridges are each visually distinctive and stand as historic reminders of the eras in which they were constructed. Of particular interest is the 1916 Monument on the Sarsfield Bridge, erected as a monument to Limerick's role in the Irish struggle for independence.
The countryside surrounding Limerick has numerous historic abbeys (notably in Adare and Murroe villages) as well as working farms such as Buttercup Farm in Croom. With Limerick car hire, a day spent exploring the countryside is easy to arrange.
Tourist information offices are spread throughout Limerick. Several are near the popular locations mentioned above. Offices are staffed with knowledgeable employees and stocked with maps and brochures of destinations in the city and beyond. The main Limerick Tourist Information Office is situated in Arthur's Quay in the city centre. Additional sites include offices at Shannon International Airport, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Hunt Muse