Limerick County

One-Day Historical Exploration:

Morning: You will start your morning in Limerick City by exploring King John’s Castle, alive with an imaginative array of interactive exhibitions and breathtaking views of medieval Ireland.

Afternoon: Amble around the city streets, taking in the Treaty Stone and some Georgian architecture along the way. Pick up at a local café for a lunch break and head to the Hunt Museum, which features everything from the Neolithic period to the 20th century.

Evening: Taste modern Irish cuisine by dining in one of the most popular restaurants in the town; enjoy a leisurely walk on the Shannon River banks in the evening or partake in a live music pub session offered at one of the various traditional pubs.

Two-Day Cultural Journey:

Day 1: Spend your first day according to the One-Day Historical Exploration. Extend your evening either by catching a show at the Lime Tree Theatre or continue taking a walk down to the Milk Market when it’s open for a night market experience.

Day 2: Start the day with a visit to the beautiful village of Adare. Visit the village of Adare with its charming thatched cottages, historic churches, and Desmond Castle. Then, take a visit to the Lough Gur Visitor Centre for talks about one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland before taking a calm walk out to the Great Stone Circle by the lake.

Three-Day Adventure in Nature and Heritage:

Day 1 & 2: Follow the Two-Day Cultural Journey itinerary.

Day 3: Head out for a day of pure adventure in the great outdoors of the Ballyhoura Mountains. Bike the great outdoors with mountain biking options available on one of the longest, finest trail networks in the country, or if hiking is more your style, partake amid the hills and forests with a guided nature walk. Return to Limerick City or dine out in one of the other towns nearby.

Week-Long Immersive Experience:

Days 1-3: Incorporate the Three-Day Adventure in Nature and Heritage itinerary.

Day 4: Today brings a trip to the thrilling Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum to find out more about the fascinating history of transatlantic flight and maybe even sample how Irish coffee actually originated. Later, drive on a beautiful drive along the Shannon Estuary.

Day 5: Hjson is the most beautiful stage along the whole Limerick greenway. Spend tonight in either Newcastle West or Abbeyfeale and sample small-town Irish life.

Day 6: Today, fill your soul with arts by taking a trip around Limerick City, going to the different galleries, and visiting studios. Attending a workshop or a class for art could also be an added idea. Night time might be right for taking in a live theatre performance or perhaps a concert.

Day 7: Recharge your batteries and relax in a spa at one of the luxury hotels or country estates of Limerick. Conclude your week with a leisurely boat cruise down the River Shannon, reminiscing over many things done and seen in Limerick. The structured, flexible approach ensures, within this itinerary, that visitors get the best mix of history, culture, adventure, and relaxation in this hospitable part of Ireland.