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Spend 24 Hours in Limerick

Day 1 - Spend time in Limerick's Medieval Quarter

King John's Castle

Check-in and leave your bags at the Absolute Hotel, enjoy a sumptuous full Irish breakfast in Harrys on the first floor of the Absolute for a preferred rate of €12.50 before making your way to King John’s Castle, only a 7-minute walk or 5-minute drive with free parking. The stunning exhibition brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

Explore the visitor centre with state-of-the-art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st-century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare.

King John's Castle, Nicholas St, Limerick | Click here for more information

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 A.D and still stands majestically over the City of Limerick.
It is one of the most important medieval buildings to survive intact in Ireland and is still in
continuous daily use.

The Cathedral was built where the palace of the late King of Munster, Donal Mór O’Brien once stood and is a treasure trove of art, stained glass, memorials and history.

Saint Mary's Cathedral, Bridge St, Limerick, V94 E068 | Click here for more information

The Hunt Museum

Pop into the Hunt Museum for coffee and a scone and experience one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities.

John and Gertrude Hunt have gathered original artefact's over a lifetime, some items dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century. The Museum also displays its own collections, as well as visiting exhibitions of Local, National and International significance with the overall aim of maximising their cultural and educational potential for the people of Limerick and Ireland.

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland St, Limerick, V94 EV8A
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Shopping in Limerick City

Walk along into the city, enjoy some shopping in Limerick fabulous shopping quarter. Whether you are indulging in some retail therapy, searching for the perfect souvenir or simply window shopping, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Limerick.

Limerick city centre is compact, easy to navigate and boasts a range of big brands and independent stores.

Dinner at Harry's on the river

Named after one of the city’s first entrepreneurs, Sir Harry Hartstonge, who once lived at the end of the Mall adjacent to the historical Baal’s Bridge.

The atmosphere is inviting, the food and drink lively, with some flair and humour in the presentation. The bartenders have great skills, shaking up perfectly blended cocktails with the city skyline in the background.

Harry's on the River, situated on the first floor of the Absolute Hotel
For bookings or enquiries call 061 463600 | Email:


The Locke Bar

Enjoy some Traditional Irish Music and Dance at The Locke Bar situated on the original site of one of Limerick City’s oldest pubs dating back to 1724.  Its beautiful riverside setting featuring a hugely popular outdoor seating and entertainment area brings a unique offering to the city of Limerick.

The Locke Bar, 3 George's Quay, Limerick, V94 K8KX
For bookings and enquiries click here

Day 2 in Limericks Medieval Quarter

Breakfast at Harry's

Start your day the right way with a full Irish breakfast at Harry’s on the river. Named after one of the city’s first entrepreneurs, Sir Harry Hartstonge, who once lived at the end of the Mall adjacent to the historical Baal’s Bridge. Harry's has a unique combination of indoor and outdoor dining with the bar flowing into the outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the rarely-seen aspect of the Abbey River.

Harry's on the river, situated on the first floor of the Absolute Hotel
For bookings or enquiries call 061 463600 | Email:

And if you have some time to spare before you head home, why not add something fun to your itinerary...

Limerick City Kayak Tour

The Limerick City Kayak Tour voted No.1 Outdoor Activity in Limerick on Trip Advisor. This tour is the most stunning and exciting way to experience the Treaty City, for both locals and visitors alike, with its perfect blend of history, culture and fun. Alternatively, you can try this tour at night, under the light of the moon and the shadows of Limerick’s iconic landmarks like King Johns Castle.

Click here for more information.