Founded by Vikings in the 9th century, Limerick is one of Ireland’s oldest cities, located where the majestic River Shannon meets with the wild Atlantic.
A haven for history, art, culture, culinary delights and music, the annual Limerick Choral Festival takes place here every March, this vibrant city immerses you with in its medieval history and is certain to win you over with its charm!
Beyond the city, County Limerick boasts one million acres of lush forests, wild bogs, magical mountains, flowing rivers, and beautiful beaches – all waiting to be enjoyed and explored. The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is also well worth a visit. Housed in the original terminal building, the Foynes museum recalls the nostalgic years of 1937-1945 when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world where the likes of JFK passed through. It is also the birthplace of Irish coffee which was invented to warm passengers up after a period of bad weather so why not take the opportunity to learn how to make (and taste!) the famous Irish Coffee.
Limerick is also the perfect base to venture to the beauty of the Irish coastline. Crossing over from County Kerry to County Clare, experience the Shannon ferry to Killimer followed by a scenic coastal drive to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Experience, a UNESCO Geo Park. A haven for nesting seabirds and on a clear day, enjoy spectacular views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara.