County Limerick Tourist Attractions List of sites and attractions in County Limerick
Lough Gur, , County Limerick
This lakefront site will convince you that the Neolithic farmers of Ireland had an estimable sense of real estate. Inhabited for more than 4,000 years, the ancient farming settlement offers a number of prehistoric remains. The most impressive of these is the largest surviving stone circle in Ireland, made up of 113 stones.
Adare, County Limerick
Like a perfect little medieval town plucked from a children's book, Adare is a bastion of thatched cottages, black-and-white timbered houses, lichen-covered churches, and romantic ruins, all strewn along the banks of the River Maigue. And it's got two of the best hotels and one of the best restaurants in Ireland, to boot.
Limerick, County Limerick
Limerick (pronounced /ˈlɪmrɪk/; Luimneach /ˈl̪imʲɨnʲəx/ in Irish) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre and has a 2006 population of 91,000 inhabitants within the Limerick urban area and is one of the constituent cities of the Cork-Limerick-Galway corridor with a population of 1 million people. Tourist attractions in the city centre include King John's Castle (1212), St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick (1168), Hunt Museum, several (seasonal) tours (Angela's Ashes walking tour of Limerick City, The historical walking tour of Limerick and Boat tours along the River Shannon), the University of Limerick, Georgian house and gardens, Treaty Stone, and more. Adare village and the Foynes Flying Boat Museum (all on the outskirts of the city) are also popular attractions.
Newcastle West, County Limerick
Situated on the N21, Newcastle West is long recognised as the gateway to the south west of Ireland. Located just twenty minutes drive from Limerick city and just a mere hour from Killarney. Historically, Newcastle West is a medieval town, which was occupied by the Knights Templar and the beautiful Desmond Hall, situated in The Square, is the focal point of the town. Leisure amenities are in abundance with local GAA club, soccer, tennis, rugby and athletics. A fully equipped leisure centre, complete with swimming pool, is just five minutes away and there are two 18 hole golf courses situated within ten minutes drive. The River Arra is renowned as one of the best rivers for trout fishing in Ireland.
Abbeyfeale, County Limerick
Cupped amid rolling hills in the heartland of traditional culture where Limerick borders county Kerry, the market town takes it name from a Cistercian Abbey dating from 1188. Plasterwork shopfronts are an unusual feature of the commercial centre where a statue honours priest-champion of tenant farmers against landlordism, Fr. William Casey (1844-1907).
Adare Golf Course, Adare, County Limerick
(7,138 Yards / Par 72) Set on the 840 acre estate of Adare Manor, Robert Trent Jones has created an Irish masterpiece. The 18th hole of this course may well be known to be possibly the best par 5 in the world. This course has 3 lakes, including a 14 acre lake anchoring the front nine. The Maigue River meanders through the back nine, creating a sense of beauty and challenge.
King John's Castle, , County Limerick
This Castle was built by King John of England between the years of 1200 and 1212. When visiting the castle, guests can watch a 20 minute video presentation on the history of the castle, view the remains of the mines and countermines and other artefacts within the castle walls.
Hunt Museum, , County Limerick
The Hunt Museum is home to one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Generously donated to the 'people of Ireland' by John and Gertrude Hunt who collected the objects from the four corners of the world. The Collection reflects our Celtic past as well as masterworks by Da Vinci, Yeats and Renoir. The elegant 18th century Custom House provides an ideal setting for an enjoyable visit, our riverside restaurant looks out over the Curragour Falls and the museums gift shop showcases a wide range of local and international crafts and gifts.
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