3rd July 2015
The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Ireland. Being almost vertical and with the sheer drop into the heaving Atlantic Ocean, it’s a haven for sea birds including the Atlantic Puffin, Razorbuill, Chough and Common Gull.
A walk along the pathways along the cliffs edge is not to be missed with the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Moutains visible on a clear day. A truly awe-inspiring view that any lover of the great outdoors or of historical landmarks must experience.
At the cliffs there’s an underlying feeling, something you can’t quite put your finger on and that cannot be understood unless you are there. If you truly want to understand why guidebooks describe Ireland as mysterious and wild and romantic, then standing at the cliffs will make you realise why.
King John’s Castle is a 13th century Castle located in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The stunning exhibition brings to life over 800 years of local history.
The visitor centre has state of the art activities and exhibitions that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Visitors to the Castle will enjoy the stunning array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time.
When you are done exploring you can relax in the café while enjoying terrific views onto the castle courtyard. The train is the perfect way to travel with Limerick Colbert situated within a short walking distance of King John’s Castle and be sure to show your train ticket when you arrive to get 10% off admission.
The Hunt Museum provides many activities, such as Tours, Arts and Crafts classes, kids’ activities, camps and lectures. During a visit to The Hunt Museum you can choose to explore the collection by yourself or take one of our regular guided tours. There is no extra charge for tours and they take approximately one hour but differ with each guide. The Hunt Museum is home to works by well-known artist such as Picasso, Renoir and Yeats along with stunning works from medieval times and the Celtic period.
A visit to the Jewellery Gallery and the Treasury are not to be missed as they house Mary Queen of Scots cross and the Greek coin reputed to be "one of the thirty pieces of silver" paid to Judas for the betrayal of Christ respectively.
The Cathedral of St Mary Blessed Virgin occupies a very historic plot in Limerick City. In 1168, Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster, donated his palace, parts of which are possibly incorporated into the present structure. Previously, a Viking meetinghouse had been located there.
The cathedral's architecture is a mixture of the Gothic and Romanesque styles. It contains many interesting features, such as a stone altar and Lepers’ Squint, an opening in the wall that permitted lepers to hear Mass and receive Communion.
St Mary’s Cathedral stands above the Shannon River on King’s Island, where it was founded in 1168 AD. Today it is still used every day of the year for prayer - which is open to all.
The Gallery hosts the annual Exhibition of Visual+ Art International inviting a leading international curator to select from an open submission and invited artists to exhibit throughout Limerick City. The gallery has educational programmes and a range of free contextual and family events to complement each exhibition season.
Follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium. The stadium tour takes you to places usually only accessible to players and officials. From a seat in the home dressing room to a walk down the tunnel, the tour gives you a unique opportunity to experience how the Munster players feel on big match days.