The beautiful riverside city of Limerick in Ireland is well worth a visit. It’s a historical city with castles, medieval fortresses, museums, parks, art galleries and markets. Many holidaymakers choose this city as their travel destination to get an authentic feel of what Ireland is all about. The majestic Shannon River is the ideal location to take a relaxing cruise offering spectacular views of King John’s Castle, Thomond Park and St. John’s Cathedral which was built in 1861. For something a little different why not go on an organised guided tour to learn about the history of this wonderful city? There are various tours on offer such as walking, train, bus and boat which help to bring folklore and heritage to life. When out on a tour of the surrounding towns and villages, have your camera at the ready to capture glorious photos of the breathtaking Ballyhoura mountains, the scenic Golden Vale as well as the stunning Shannon Estuary. You’re sure to have plenty of time to meet the friendly locals on your travels while enjoying delicious home-grown food washed down with a refreshing pint of Guinness. Limerick itself has an extensive selection of fine restaurants, bistros including cafes to suit all tastes and budgets. There’s always something going on from art exhibitions, Irish music, comedy shows to greyhound racing and blockbuster movie screenings. Limerick is an exciting holiday destination for any traveler.
The summer months of June to September are the best times to visit Limerick to enjoy the city’s many festivals. Jazz, opera, arts and culture enthusiasts flock to Limerick during this time of year which coincides with the school holidays when all the family can get together and have some fun. Off-peak season from the end of October to the beginning of May is also popular with walkers, hikers and trekkers. The weather is not so hot although hotel, apartment, lodge and hostel accommodations are a lot cheaper.
Getting around the city is easy and cheap to do. Public bus services can take you out of downtown to nearby towns and villages while bikes can be rented if you prefer to use pedal power. The great thing about Limerick is that most of the major attractions are within walking distance of downtown so booking accommodations in town is considered to be the best option.