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Things to do in Limerick this summer

Are you visiting Limerick this summer? Maybe you have friends or family coming from out of town and you want new ways to entertain them. Perhaps you just want a bit of inspiration for your staycation this year? Whatever your reasons for wanting to spend more time in this vibrant and bustling city, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s our top picks for things to do in Limerick this summer with friends, workmates or for fun-filled family days out.

Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Where can you get a great night out with unique racing action, entertainment and fantastic food? Look no further than Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Here you’ll find racing action every Friday and Saturday night, a cosy bar and a bright restaurant and with betting guides available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Dutch, it’s the perfect spot for tourists looking to soak up the atmosphere as well. We run lots of special events throughout the year – perfect for your next work night out, or a family night with the kids. Our restaurant offers are great value and you’ll love the selection of food on offer, which ranges from traditional bar snacks to a fine dining experience. Why not take a look at our offers now and start planning your next night out?

City of churches

Did you know, Limerick has more places to worship on its main street than any other city or town in Ireland? These beautiful and historic buildings are truly a sight to behold and if you’re spending any time in Limerick this summer you too can explore the history of each site, its architectural context and marvel at the decorative features which makes each building unique.

Limerick City Museum

Finding an interesting spot in Limerick which won’t cost you a penny to visit means you’re surely be keen on stopping by the Limerick City Museum. Spend a day with the kids exploring the many collections, including meteorites, coin collections and weapons from the Stone Age.

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher

The world-famous Cliffs of Moher are just over an hour away from Limerick and a must-see if you’re this close. Take in the breath-taking views, the stunning scenery and the natural beauty of this wonder. Tours are available to book or if you want to explore it yourself, just pack up for the day and head this way. You can even stay locally nearby if you want to extend your stay for longer.

Find a fairy

Add a bit of magical whimsy to your next trip to Limerick looking, with various fairy mountains, fairy trails and fairy gardens to explore! These family-friendly activities are free and a great way to spend outdoors (if the weather allows it!) Check out the options available for fairy hunting here

Adare castle

Limerick has more than its share of castles but one definitely worth a visit is Adare Castle and Heritage Centre. Why not book a tour and immerse yourself in this Norman Castle and the surrounding village? 

King John's Castle

This 13th Century historic fortress is a must see in Limerick. Absorb 800 years of history in just one day, take a step back in time by watching a replica medieval scene and find out more knowledge than you could ever imagine in the interactive visitor centre.

Wild Atlantic Way

Take in the beautiful scenery of this part of ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. From beaches to cliff tops, you’re bound to see it all on this breathtaking route. Going by the River Shannon and part of the route going through Limerick City, this coastal journey is one you need to go on.