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Local Attractions

There are many attractions in Limerick and in the surrounding areas. Below are just are few of the most popular.

King John's Castle - situated on 'King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic river Shannon. It was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many times in the following centuries. Visit http://www.heritageisland.com/attractions/king-john-s-castle/ for more information.

Bunratty Castle and Folk park - the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Visit http://www.shannonheritage.com/Attractions/BunrattyCastleandFolkPark/ for more information.

The Hunt Museum - established to house an internationally important collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiquities formed by John and Gertrude Hunt during their lifetimes. As antique dealers and advisors to collectors they built a thriving business and also began to acquire pieces that reflected their own interests and curiosity rather than for commercial purposes.Visit http://www.huntmuseum.com/ for more information.

St. Mary's Cathedral - The Cathedral of Saint Mary Blessed Virgin has had a long and eventful history. It was founded in 1168 on the site of a palace donated by Donal Mor O'Brien King of Munster. Experts believe that parts of the palace are incorporated into the present structure of the Cathedral. Visit http://www.cathedral.limerick.anglican.org/ for more information.

 

Thomond Park - the home ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world. The famous venue, renowned internationally for its unique history and atmosphere, has been redeveloped and now boasts an increased capacity of 25,600 plus an extensive range of conference & banqueting facilities that have further enhanced its glowing reputation. Visit http://www.thomondpark.ie/ for more information.