Things To Do Around Limerick

Planning things to do in Limerick after the tournament? We’ve got you covered! With castles, sports, great art and even better food to enjoy, it’s no wonder Limerick is considered the city of culture.

Milk Market

Kick off your day in foodie heaven at the Milk Market

As the oldest weekly food market in the entire country, the Milk Market is a great place to see and taste Irish delights all while enjoying the bustling atmosphere.

Most of the stallholders are themselves producers who grow, rear or bake the food they sell. Discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices. You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, soups or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants.

With stalls offering a mouthwatering array of cheeses, sourdough bread, pastries, organic vegetables and no shortage of speciality fish and meats, we can be sure this place will delight. The market is open Friday – Sundays 8:00am – 12:00pm with Saturday mornings being the most popular to venture.

Limerick City Gallery of Art

With bellies full of food, it’s time to explore some of the art Limerick City has to offer. With explosions of colour a regular sight on the walls of the city, Limerick also has its very own art gallery called Limerick City Gallery of Art. 

Limerick City Gallery of Art is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th -21st century art in all media. Being the largest contemporary art gallery in the Mid-Western Region, annually exhibiting national and international artists in a diverse exhibition programme, the gallery houses an extensive collection of artwork and sculptures by local, Irish and International artists.

Explore art to your heart’s content and discover the styles you’ve never seen before. LCGA is open 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday with earlier closer of 2:00pm on Sundays.

King John’s Castle

Having ventured through art history, it’s time to explore the history of Limerick at King John’s Castle.

King John’s Castle is situated on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of our medieval city, overlooking the Shannon River. Built between 1200 and 1210, the castle has since been repaired and now offers a stunning new exhibition bringing alive 800 years of dramatic local history attracting visitors of all ages wowed by the unique experience the castle offers. From exploring the castle walls re-imagining what the life of a Norman soldier in the medieval fortress was like, to understanding the life of King John. The castle creates a unique visitor experience through the use of a wide range of new technologies and specialist multi-media technologies. 

A visit to the castle promises an interactive experience making it the perfect thing to do with your team, family or friends.

Thomond Park

The fun and games don’t need to start and stop at the tournament! Follow the footsteps of our Munster heroes and take a look behind the scenes at the histories Thomond Park Stadium.

Thomond Park is the home ground of the Munster Rugby team, one of the most successful rugby clubs in the world. This famous venue is known internationally for the unique history it has had. Ever since the memorable reopening night of Thomond Park when Munster played the All Blacks in 2008 witnessed by a national television audience of over one million viewers, Thomond Park has been catapulted into the limelight, hosting a huge number of high profile of events that has established the stadium as a world-class venue with a capacity of 25,600.

With a spectacular interactive museum and stadium tour that showcases the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby, the stadium tour takes you to places that are only accessible to the players and officials on match days! This is a must see during your stay in Limerick.

West Lake Aqua Park

Time to hang up the boots and splash about at the West Lake Aqua Park!

Situated on the East Clare shoreline of Lough Derg, Ireland’s third-largest lake, dive into the refreshing waters of Lough Derg and swim your way out to one of the four inflatable islands. One of the most impressive aspects here is the Sky Rocket Island, home to the giant swing. Feel like an eagle as you swing above the waters of Lough Derg before launching yourself into the waters below. West Lake Aqua Park provides each person with a buoyancy aid and a wetsuit so that you don’t get cold. You will also be under the watchful eye of their lifeguards, who ensure that you are safe at all times.

Jump, slide, climb and bounce your way around. Beat the obstacles and beat your teammates! They may be quick on grass but are they as quick on water is the big question. The Aqua Park is open seven day a week during the summer months.