Limerick: The Treaty County

Date: February 2021
Limerick: The Treaty County

Limerick’s important role in Irish history is evident in its medieval city streets, Norman strongholds and ancient Irish monuments, but it’s the people that are the real legacy of the Treaty County. Enjoy a friendly welcome from the Limerick locals as you discover the county's many charms.

Visitor Attractions:

King John’s Castle, Limerick City. T: (061)711222 ww.kingjohnscastle.com

Named after the villainous king from Robin Hood, King John’s Castle is a 13th Century stronghold on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick. One of the best-preserved Norman castles in Europe, its recent state-of-the-art upgrade introduced interactive activities and exhibitions, CGI animations and projections that really bring its story to life.


Thomond Park, Cratloe Road, Limerick. T: (061) 421109
www.thomondpark.ie

There’s nothing like experiencing the “Munster roar” in Thomond Park and seeing the unique synergy between the Munster rugby team and the fans at a live game. Go one better with a behind the scenes Thomond Park tour and access places normally reserved for players and coaches. You can also relive Munster’s finest moments in the interactive Thomond Park Museum, from beating the All-Blacks in 1978 to the “miracle match” in the 2003 Heineken Cup.


The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick. T: (061) 312833 www.huntmuseum.ie

In the heart of Limerick on the banks of the Shannon, the Hunt Museum’s eclectic collections reflect the diverse interests of its founders, John and Gertrude Hunt. You’ll be treated to artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome, art by modern masters like Jack B Yeats, Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore, and important Irish relics from Neolithic tools to the famous Antrim Cross.


Milk Market, Limerick City. T: (061) 214782 www.milkmarketlimerick.ie

Ireland’s oldest weekly market, The Milk Market is an enduring Limerick institution where you can pick up the best artisan food or fresh family essentials, each weekend. You’ll see traditional fare like crubeens alongside fresh seafood and homemade sauces as you soak up the buzz and chatter you’d expect from a working market.


Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Foynes, Co. Limerick. T: (069) 65416 www.flyingboatmuseum.com

A visit to Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, just a short spin from the city, transports you back to the thirties and forties, when Foynes was a vital hub in the development of transatlantic passenger flight. The exhibitions, memorabilia and a life size replica of a Boeing 314 Flying Boat give you a real sense of those heady days.
It’s also where the first Irish coffee was served, a moment you can relive with an impressive 3D holographic show. 8


Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick. T: (061) 385186 www.loughgur.com


The stunning views and walks around Lough Gur are impressive enough but you’ll also find ancient burial mounds, megalithic tombs, forts and standing stones scattered around this mysterious landscape.
The locals even claim that the King of the Fairies lives on the Hill of Knockadoon. Find out more about the ancient settlements, people and stories of this fascinating region at the crannog-shaped Lough Gur Visitor Centre.


Ballyhoura Way, (063) 91300 www.visitballyhoura.com

An attractive and varied rote through the lush pastureland of the Golden Vale. The Ballyhoura Way is part of the O’Sullivan Beara trail and stretches 90kms from John’s Bridge in North Cork to Limerick Junction in Co. Tipperary.


Adare, Co. Limerick. www.adarevillage.com

Just a half hour from Limerick City, the heritage town of Adare on the banks of the River Maigue is a required stop on any tour of Limerick. It’s a postcard perfect village that has no shortage of attractions. There’s the 19th Century Adare Manor, the gorgeous thatched cottages that once housed the manor’s workers, the ruins of three ancient monasteries, the impressive Adare Heritage Centre, a celebrated golf course and a 2km riverbank walk that takes in some of its best historic buildings. As if all that wasn’t enough, it’s also known as “Ireland’s prettiest village.”


Hotel Offers:

Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick. T: (061) 453033 E: info@greenhillsgroup.com
www.greenhillsgroup.com

3 night Golden Years Break

- Breakfast each morning
- Complimentary Scones On arrival With Tea/Coffee
- 3 Course Meal Each Evening
- Use of our Leisure Centre & Late check out
- Complimentary Car Parking

Price €225 pps .

Special offer!

Avail of our 3 night Stay and receive the 4th night Bed & Breakfast with our compliments.

Tel: (061) 453033 and mention Golden Ireland offer at the time of enquiry/booking.



The Savoy Hotel Golden Years Staycation, Henry Street, Limerick City. T: 061 448700 E: reservations@savoylimerick.com www.savoylimerick.com

2 nights Bed and full Irish Breakfast with Dinner on one evening from €195 per person sharing

Make a break for it to Limerick and experience 5 star hospitality in the heart of Limerick city centre with this ultimate 2 night staycation.
The Savoy Hotel, is just a short stroll from Colbert Bus and Train Station.
Visit King Johns Castle and explore Medieval & Georgian Limerick, walk the 3 bridges taking in the stunning views of The River Shannon.
Limerick city is gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way & is the perfect base for you to explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher.

This staycation includes;
2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast in a double/twin room
Tea, coffee and scones on arrival
Dinner on One Evening
Complimentary entry to Limerick City Museum & Limerick City Gallery of Art.
10% discount off dinner at either Hamptons Bar & Grill or DaVincenzo’s Authentic Italian on the 2ndevening.
Linger for longer with late checkout until 1pm.


The George Hotel, Shannon Street, Limerick. info@georgelimerick.com 061 460400 www.georgelimerick.com



Golden Years Staycation
2 nights Bed and full Irish Breakfast from €96 per person sharing

Make a break for it to the George Hotel in the heart of Limerick city centre, just a short stroll from Colbert Bus and Train Station.
Visit King Johns Castle and explore Medieval & Georgian Limerick, walk the 3 bridges taking in the stunning views of The River Shannon.
Limerick city is gateway to The Wild Atlantic Way & is the perfect base for you to explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher.
This staycation includes;

2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast in a double/twin room
Tea, coffee and scones on arrival
Complimentary entry to Limerick City Museum & Limerick City Gallery of Art.
10% discount off dinner at either Hamptons Bar & Grill or DaVincenzo’s Authentic Italian on one evening.
Linger for longer with late checkout until 1pm.



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