If you have some extra time in Ireland, here are some recommended activities that are in the vicinity of Limerick.
Trips that can be taken directly from Limerick:
Cliffs of Moher: Paddy Wagon day tour, €25/person.
This day trip departs at 10.30 am near the university of Limerick and winds through County Clare to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. After an hour and a half of exploration, the bus heads for the village of Doolin for a traditional pub lunch (optional). After lunch the bus takes the coast road to the Burren, a 300 million year old lunar landscape made of limestone, featuring underground lakes and waterfalls. Next is a drive along Galway Bay to Bunratty castle for coffee and refreshments before heading back to Limerick around 5 pm.
The SIGDOC logistics team, Andy & Nikki will be happy to organize booking this day trip.
Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour
Guided tours depart from the Limerick Tourist Office daily at 2:30 pm.
Bookings need to be made in advance. Contact Noel Curtain at 087 2351339.
Whiskey tasting at Michael Flannery’s Pub
Flannery’s boasts a collection of over 100 Irish whiskeys—the largest in the country, and a “whiskey bible” complete with tasting notes.
You can also pop in for Guinness and fish & chips.
17 Upper Denmark St, Limerick City
Afternoon Tea at No 1 Pery Square
Afternoon tea is served in the drawing room from 3—6 pm. €19/person.
Trips that would require a car or other transportation:
Lough Gur: Great Grange Stone Circle
Located 25 mins outside Limerick, Lough Gur is steeped in archaeology and history dating back to the Stone Age. The stone circle, located 5 km from the heritage centre is the largest in Ireland.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm; Sat/Sun 12—6 pm.
Adults €5, Children €3, Students €4
The Rock of Cashel
A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral.
Location: 500m from the centre of Cashel town off the Dublin Road, about one hour from Limerick
Admission: Daily 9:00am—7:00pm. Last admission at 6:15pm
Adults €6, Students/Children €2
The two and a half hour boat trip leaves from Carriagaholt Castle Pier (1 hr 40 mins from Limerick) in search of bottlenose dolphins along the Atlantic Way.
Adults €26, Children €14