Limerick County

King John’s Castle: Towering over the city of Limerick, this 13th-century castle provides excellent insight into medieval Ireland. Interactive displays will show panoramic views from the battlements right to the lives of people who used to populate this fortress.

Lough Gur: Located a few kilometers south of Limerick City, it has the distinction of being an archaeological and natural wonder site containing a stone circle and site of ancient prehistoric origin, ancient dolmens, and a visitor center relating the history of this place from Neolithic times up to the present day. Lough Gur and its countryside are ideal and offer great historical value.

The Hunt Museum: The museum, located at the Custom House, historical Limerick, is home to some outstanding artifacts, from relics of the Bronze and Iron Ages to the works of Picasso and Yeats. This is a quite timeworn experience where over 7000 years of human creativity are unveiled.

Adare Village: Many consider Adare one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland, filled with things that are eminently covetable, from thatched-roof cottages to parkland flamboyance and medieval monasteries. The village, by its pretty charm and the host of historical sites like the Adare Heritage Centre, offers a very picturesque view of Ireland of yore.

Limerick City Gallery of Art: A gallery, with extensive works of Irish 18-21st-century artwork, is a leading collection that presents not only works of the best Irish artists but also performs and hosts modern exhibitions and cultural events that gather visitors.

Forest Park: Covering hundreds of acres, this woodland retreat was formerly the estate of the 19th-century poet Aubrey de Vere. The park today is really meant to please both ornithologists and naturalists with the number of walking trails, lake, and varied flora and fauna.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum: In the village of Foynes, it is the museum that communicates about the era of the flying boat and the Shannon landings, closing the first transatlantic flights. It also delves into the maritime history of the region and is the birthplace of the world-famous Irish Coffee.

Frank McCourt Museum: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angela’s Ashes” is given a tribute with this museum housed in the former school of Frank McCourt, whose memoir comes from recollections of his childhood and youth from the 20th century middle.

Thomond Park Stadium – a place of pilgrimage for fans: Home to Munster Rugby, for decades, Thomond Park was a fortress not only for its Irish occupants but for the very essence of rugby on the island. It holds a museum and guided tours that take in the hallowed ground and thread the rich history of rugby in the province.

All these attractions, with their own kind of charm and story, cry out for investigation and exploration in order to give the visitor the three-dimensional experience of history, cultural vibrancy, and natural beauty of the County.