Limerick is a city that has a lot of culture and history, but there are also many places to see and things to do when you visit as a student! Here are 9 must-see places when you visit Limerick as a student!
1. The Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum is the only museum in Ireland dedicated to the history of the Irish Country House. The museum is located in the former home of the Hunt family, who was one of the most prominent families in Limerick during the 19th century.
It has a number of interesting exhibitions including one about their famous ancestor, Robert Rental.
2. The Milk Bottle on O’Connell St.
Located on O’Connell St., The Milk Bottle is one of the oldest pubs in Limerick and has been a staple for students for decades. It’s always buzzing, with music playing and students dancing. There are live bands every weekend, making it a great place to go if you want to see some live music while you’re out!
The pub also serves great food, so it’s well worth trying out if you’ve got time before or after going to another part of town. It’s very popular with locals as well as tourists so there will usually be people around who can give advice on where else is worth checking out!
3. Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle is a medieval tower house castle, built in 1428. The castle is open to the public and is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. It is situated in County Clare, Ireland.
The castle has been renovated extensively over the centuries and now operates as an interactive visitor attraction complete with costumed guides who will take you on a tour of Bunratty Castle’s dungeons, towers and armories.
4. King John’s castle
The castle is located on King John’s Castle Street in the center of the city. It is a popular tourist attraction and a National Monument of Ireland. The castle was built by King John in 1210, who also granted Limerick its charter as a city by letters patent. The castle was originally built using limestone blocks and was surrounded by ditches, ramparts, bartizans (massive towers) and gatehouses.
The castle has been damaged or destroyed several times over its history but has always been rebuilt or repaired until today’s form emerged during restoration work in 1540–41!
5. Thomond Park stadium
Thomond Park is a rugby stadium in Limerick, Ireland. It’s the home of Munster Rugby, who play their home games at Thomond Park and train in UL Sports Grounds.
The stadium was first opened on 18 September 1931 when Munster played the All Blacks, who were touring at the time. The ground saw its first international game when it hosted Ireland versus France on 11 February 1932.
Thomond Park can hold up to 25,000 people with large crowds expected for matches with Ulster Rugby (Ulster are based in Belfast but play many of their games away from home) and Leinster Rugby (Leinster are based in Dublin).
6. Adare Village
Adare is located in the south west of Ireland. Adare is a popular tourist destination and home to two famous castles: Adare Castle and Lismore Castle.
The Adare Heritage Center is a great way to learn all about how life was in the village during medieval times. The center includes reconstructions of buildings found in the area including a complete replica medieval kitchen!
This would be an ideal place to visit if you’re interested in learning more about Irish history or want an insight into what it was like living as a peasant back then.
7. Loch Gur, Co. Limerick
Loch Gur is a lake in County Limerick, Ireland. It is located just off the N24 road between Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. The lake is beautiful, especially at sunset when it is lit up by orange and red hues as the sun sets behind the trees on its shores.
There are many places around Loch Gur to visit that are easily accessible by car or bus from Limerick city center: Ballyhahill Castle, Lough Gur & Rahan Round Tower (where you can climb the steps of this ancient structure), St. Patrick’s Church at Kilfinane and its adjoining graveyard where there were once 18 different O’Brien families buried there!
8. A Night out in Dolan’s Pub or Mick O’Shea’s pub
Another great night out spot is Dolan’s Pub. This place is a little bit more expensive than the other pubs, but it’s still very affordable and has a great atmosphere. They have live music every night from 9pm until 1am, with different musicians playing every week.
The food is also really good here too! Mick O’Shea’s pub is another popular choice for students looking to go out after class or work. It has many different rooms in which to party, including two dance floors and an upstairs bar area where you can get drinks at half price after 10pm on Friday nights!
9. Shannon scenic drive to Doolin, Co. Clare
The Shannon Scenic drive will take you through some of the most scenic towns in Ireland. Here, you can stop and explore Killaloe, Doolin and Adare before continuing on to Bunratty Castle.
If you want to spend more time in Limerick before heading home (or getting back on track with travel plans) then there are plenty of things for students to do here as well! There is shopping in town, festivals during summertime and even nightlife if that’s what floats your boat!
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We all want to see the sights when we go away for the weekend or go traveling, but does Limerick really have anything worth seeing? Well, yes! Limerick is a beautiful place and you’re bound to love it.
It’s a great college town with plenty going on and so many different types of people living there. So, take a look at this list and use it to help plan your next night out in Limerick!