Things to do in Limerick
Where do you start on things to do in Limerick? If you are flying in to Shannon airport Limerick then the first thing to do after clearing passport and customs is to stop off at Bun ratty castle and have an introductory pint of the black stuff (Guinness) in Durty Nellies pub. If you wanted to define a quintessential Irish pub, you’ll find it hard to find a better example of it than Durty Nelly’s.
Academically there are two things that really should not be missed. Firstly the Hunt Museum is to be found in the Custom House, Rutland Street. It holds a diverse collection of antiquities and fine and decorative art. It reflects the tasted and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt. Especially worth seeing are the Bronze Age shield and cauldron and the unique 9th century Antrim Cross. Secondly there is the Frank McCourt Museum Limerick City to be found in Leamy House in Hartstonge Street. Frank McCourt was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela’s Ashes. The book describes life in a very poor Limerick in the 1930’s. The museum is set in a school of that period and the museum has artifacts and shows the struggle of life in limerick in the 1930’s.
Historically King John’s Castle in Limerick, which towers over the centre of the city, is well worth a visit. King John’s Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King’s Island and is the finest example of a medieval castle in Ireland. It was recently refurbished and the seventeenth century siege is featured as is the 1922 civil war in Ireland. King John was the brother of Richard the Lion heart, associated with legends such as Robin Hood, John was Lord of Ireland, though not as popular as his brother Richard, was a formidable force as he reigned when Richard was crusading and when he set about claiming territory in Ireland, he certainly made his mark in Limerick.
Not that well known is the cuisine to be found in limerick, but you will certainly be well surprised by the quality and diversity of the cuisine to be found. Whether you like meat or prefer fish or are a vegan there is plenty to admire and get your taste buds going in Limerick. Prominent are Irish, French, Italian, Chinese, Thai and Indian and the quality and the outstanding welcome will please you enormously.