Things to do in County Limerick

You’ve come to the right place to help start your County Limerick experience.

You’ll find a county of hidden gems, from museums and castles to dining and pubs and much more!

Where to start? The staycation addicts in the RentACottage office have debated the highlights of County Limerick to help plan your perfect Limerick adventure…

Step Into County Limerick of Old

Think of museums and you’d be forgiven for thinking of glass display cases and rambling displays.

Not this one! The Old Irish Ways Museum in Bruff, County Limerick, is a bit different.

You’ll have a chance to visit an old kitchen, a ‘frozen in time’ pub, a classroom, workshops, motoring memorabilia and more.

It’s no wonder this museum is an award-winning attraction. Enjoy!

Cliffs Ireland Doolin

A Castleconnell Launchpad

You’ll find the pretty, small town of Castleconnell, sited on the banks of the Shannon River, to be an ideal launchpad for your County Limerick Adventure.

The town has a rich history for anglers, a diverse birdlife and a very active rowing club as well as a children’s playpark.

A train connection to Limerick City, and plenty of pubs and restaurants, makes for an ideal starting point for your stay.

Limerick For Family Fun

A Fairytale Attraction

The highly-rated Terra Nova Garden, a fairy-themed family treat in Kilmallock, has impressed countless visitors thanks to its beautiful garden walks and great value entry prices (refreshments are even included in ten the tea house!).

The attraction boasts “Ireland’s leading fairy shop” and – if you keep an eye on their website – you might even catch a special tour.

Family Time at Lough Gur, County Limerick

Especially on sunny days, Lough Gur makes for an idea place to stretch out with the whole family and spend time relaxing.

You’ll find walks, a heritage centre with cafe, picnic areas, amazing views and sites of historic interest to explore including a stone circle, dolmen tombs, castle ruins and more.

Living It Up in Limerick!

Day at the Races?

One of the joys of taking in a day at the superb Limerick Racecourse comes by way of the different ways to enjoy the experience: from great value ‘Punter’s Pack’ entry to a meal in the restaurant and even a private suite for larger groups.

Details of upcoming events, including entry prices, can be found online.

Take in County Limerick in Style!

The team at RentACottage love staycations! A favourite way, of course, to make the very most of a County Limerick adventure is to book your very own holiday home.

You’ll find holiday homes in handpicked locations close to local facilities and attractions plus the comfort of your own space when you’re ready to relax ahead of another day’s exploring.

Beach horse riding

A Superb Castle View

A trip to King John’s Castle is a must for many reasons: a chance to experience medieval life in Limerick, CGI displays and most of a magnificent view.

Steeped in history, there’s a massive gate house, battlements and corner towers to explore not to mention an armoury (complete with contents!) to take in.

University Walks, Castle Splendour

Much More Than a University

Don’t overlook a chance to visit University of Limerick, as there’s more to doing so than a mere visit to an educational establishment.

The campus boasts an excellence place for walks, a top class theatre – University Concert Hall 0 and the magnificent Living Bridge linking the County Limerick and County Clare university buildings.

Also, the university is home to the National Self-Portrait Collection and the Watercolour Society of Ireland as well as no fewer than 15 restaurants and cafes!

A farmers market is held on Tuesday afternoons in the Student Centre Courtyard.