Limerick – The Treaty County

Adare Manor – Afternoon Tea

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This is a magical setting for an indulgent and unforgettable dining experience, afternoon tea at Adare Manor an absolute delight.

The Gallery at Adare Manor is the perfect marriage of grand scale and exquisite detail. As a result people are flocking to the manor.

Surrounded by magnificent stained glass and ancient wood-carvings and delighted by exceptional tastes and flavours what more would you want.

Aran Islands

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The Aran Islands are 3 rocky isles guarding the mouth of Galway Bay and only 75 minutes from Limerick to Doolin Harbour.

The largest island, Inishmore, is home to the prehistoric fort of Dún Aonghasa, perched on top of a high cliff.

A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance.

Easiest way around the Islands is by mini bus where a drop and pick up service is available or on bike at your own leisure.

Bunratty Castle

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This is the fourth castle, the present structure, was built by the MacNamara family after around 1425.

The castle was opened to the public in 1960, sporting furniture, tapestries and works of art dating to around 1600.

Today, the castle is a major tourist attraction, along with Bunratty Folk Park. Both the castle and Bunratty House are open to the public.

The castle is famous for its medieval banquets. Bunratty Folk Park is an open-air museum featuring around 30 buildings, including the Ardcroney Church of Ireland church, which moved here and reopened in 1998.

Cliffs Of Moher

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Only 90 minutes from Limerick the Cliffs Of Moher are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland.

It also topped a list of attractions in 2006 by drawing almost one million visitors the total visit number is now around 1.5 million per annum.

Furthermore the cliffs are also a signature point on the official Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail.

While the cliffs can be accessed at multiple points there is also an 18km Cliff Walk. Consequently the majority of visitors come to the official visitor centre.

Greyhound Racing

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A night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium provides, live, adrenaline pumped entertainment.

Top class facilities ensure it is comfortable to watch the action from inside and out. A lot of people like to make an evening by going greyhound racing as what they require is at their fingertips.

Available at the Stadium is a restaurant and bar.

Racing takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Gates open at 6:30pm and the first race is at 7:45pm. So, get your friends together and head off for a night at the dogs.

The Hunt Museum

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The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities.

Dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, works included are by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.

The Hunt Museum started up in 1978 in one room, not as old as you think it would be.

John and Gertrude Hunt were collectors and advisors to other collectors of fine art. As John got older he found he had amassed a considerable amount of art.

He asked the Irish Government if they would like the collection but declined.

Two members from what is now University Limerick took the collection and stored in that one room in 1978. The Museum officially opened in 1997.

King John’s Castle

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King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand-new visitor experience at King John’s Castle.

The stunning new exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

John was of course brother to Richard, also known as Richard The Lionheart. There was never any real love between these two brothers.

John was a bad king hated by his people, where Richard was loved but was never home for the people.

Lough Gur Heritage Centre

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The exhibition provides an overview of one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites.

Lough Gur is at the heart of a remarkable archaeological landscape. In Addition it features sites that represent every major period of human history in Ireland.

The exhibition is suitable for all ages and brings the visitor on a journey through the history of Lough Gur.

Starting during the Mesolithic Era, and progressing until the 19th century.

Visitors to the Centre have an opportunity to actively engage with the exhibition. For Instance they can play a role in forming their individual experience at the centre by choosing which interactive elements to investigate.

Thomond Park

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Follow in the footsteps of the 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.

When you walk through the tunnel and up to the pitch you can imagine the crowd shouting Munster Munster from the stands.

Before or afterwards you can enjoy a look round the Museum which shows Munster’s history including that famous win over the All Blacks in 1978.