Six Great Reasons to Visit Limerick in 2017


web-Riverfest-Sunday-38What are you waiting for? 2017 is the perfect time to visit the splendours of Limerick City with Travelodge Ireland Hotels. Take advantage of our budget rates and book yourself in for a weekend away by the River Shannon and live it up in this lovely lively lady of a city.

Just think incredible culture and history, a sport-obsessed city, vibrant night life, top restaurants and great pubs on tap and you’ve summed Limerick city up. Brighten up your 2017 and visit Limerick this year.


1: Travel back to a Limerick Past

A medieval riverside castle brought to life and up to date with incredible interactive displays from the creators of the Titanic Experience, King John’s Castle is one of Limerick’s gems. Set in the ancient heart of the city on King’s Island this 800-year-old museum narrates the historic journey of the city from the Vikings through the Normans, five 17th century sieges and up to the modern day. Or discover the long and eventful history of the oldest building still being used every day in Limerick, St. Mary’s Cathedral dating back to 1168. And who can leave out the pageantry of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park when you visit Limerick in 2017?


2: Bring your Shopping Bags to Limerick

The first shopping stop is the oldest market in Limerick city, the Milk Market on Mungret Street, a colourful sea of street traders, artisan producers and food growers selling everything and anything. But Limerick also has a fabulous selection of stylish boutiques, high street favourites and the largest shopping centre outside Dublin city so you’ve no excuse not to get shopping in Limerick this year.


3: Be a Culture Vulture in Limerick City

The Hunt Museum isn’t just a museum acclaimed in the city of Limerick, it’s become a world-famous cultural destination. Choose your favourite from over two thousand items including bronze art work by Leonardo da Vinci to artworks by Renoir, Picasso and Ireland’s own Jack B Yeats and all a few minutes’ drive from either the Travelodge Limerick Ennis Road Hotel or the Travelodge Limerick Castletroy Hotel. But the Hunt Museum is not the only source of cultural inspiration. When you visit Limerick city in 2017, you can marvel at the aeroplane replicas at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum including the only full sized replica of the B314 flying boat or follow the history of Limerick and its people at the Limerick City Museum.


The Best Budget Limerick Hotels

Travelodge Ireland provides you with a great choice of two budget hotels in Limerick and two great locations from which to explore the city. Whichever one of our Limerick hotels you choose, you’ll get the best rates guaranteed direct through this website, saving you money that other hotels or booking sites simply can’t offer. Every one of our comfortable rooms has been designed to aid your relaxation, including a comfortable bed, fast free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and an en-suite bathroom to give you that perfect night’s sleep.

Our Travelodge Ennis Road Hotel is absolutely ideal for anyone flying in from abroad, with a comfortable location between Shannon Airport and Limerick city itself. On the other side of Limerick, closer to the University of Limerick campus, our Travelodge Castletroy Hotel is a great place to base yourself for this Limerick trip.


4: A Sporting Weekend in Limerick

Limerick is rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland thanks to the support and passion of the locals. Limerick’s love of rugby is world renowned and a visit isn’t complete until you’ve seen Munster Rugby play at their home in the iconic Thomond Park Stadium. Visit the Gaelic Grounds to take in an exciting game of hurling, the state of the art Limerick Greyhound Stadium promises a night of entertainment and the unique atmosphere at Limerick Racecourse is the perfect excuse to get your glad rags out! Limerick FC soccer team have recently returned to their spiritual home in the Markets Field and just returned to top flight football so Limerick city has every sport covered for the perfect sporting weekend in Limerick.


5: Get Active in Limerick

There’s so much to do in Limerick if you want to get the oxygen flowing. The hugely popular Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail in County Limerick has 98 kilometres of challenging trails surrounded by rolling green pastures, woodlands, hills and mountains for you to explore. Stay in the city precincts and see the Georgian city from the River Shannon on a kayak tour or stroll along the riverbank from the city centre to the University of Limerick. Fancy a longer hike to get the blood rushing, why not try the Great Southern Trail, a West Limerick walking and cycling route toward the wonders of County Kerry?


6: Lap up Everything Limerick has to Offer

Don’t miss out on the constantly improving food scene in Limerick city with a variety of award-winning restaurants and gastropubs and a stunning variety of cafés and food markets like the wonderful Milk Market on the weekend. Check out the foodie destination of Adare just outside the Shannon city and you won’t regret a bite!