No. 1 King John’s Castle
King John’s Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King’s Island in Limerick, Ireland, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. One of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, the walls, towers and fortifications remain today and are visitor attractions.
Between 2011 and 2013, the castle underwent a massive redevelopment, to improve the visitor facilities of the castle. Among the improvements were a brand new visitor centre, interactive exhibitions with computer-generated animations, and a cafe with views onto the courtyard and the river.
No. 2 Milk Market
The Milk Market is a food market located on Mungret Street, Limerick, Ireland. Despite the name, the market has diversified over the years from its initial purpose and now sells a wide variety of foodstuffs, much of which is produced locally. The market is one of the oldest in Ireland. The flagship market day is the Saturday food market, however, markets are also held on Fridays & Sundays.
Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the Famous Milk Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops.
No. 3 Thomond Park
If you are interested in sports then Thomond Park is a must see!
The stadium holds a special place in rugby due to its own unique history and atmosphere. The stadium is famed for its noise during play and the complete silence while home and away players are kicking for goal. Munster also retained an intimidating 12-year unbeaten run at Thomond in the Heineken Cup—running from the competition’s start in 1995 until 2007.
In August 2013 Thomond Park was awarded the title of ‘Best Rugby Stadium in the World’ following a vote by rugby supporters across the globe.
No. 4 Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built-in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th-century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. At evening time Medieval Banquets are held in the castle and are open to the public to enjoy.
Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub!
No. 5 La Cucina
After a busy day of sightseeing, you will be ready for some tasty food! La Cucina Centro, brings a little bit of authentic Italy to Limerick. For some amazing pizza or pasta, this is the perfect place to unwind over a delicious meal.