County Limerick

Museums

All those mentioned previously: the museum of the city of Limerick, the collection of self-portraits of the University, the museum of hunting (Hunt Museum), and many others!

King John's Castle
Kings Island, Limerick city

King John's Castle is a 13th century Castle on 'King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City overlooking the majestic river Shannon. Explore 800 years of history brought to life in the imaginative historical exhibition, excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines, and the battlement walks. King John, as "Lord of Ireland" minted his own coins at this very location.

Today you can receive your own special coin as a souvenir of your visit to the Castle. The sights, scenes and sounds of the Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.

Lough Gur Visitor Centre
Near Bruff County Limerick

The story is told of the pre-Celtic settlers of Ireland who farmed and lived in this peaceful valley. Over time the lake which dominated the everyday lives of the people became sacred and valuable offerings were made to the gods of the lake. The Visitor Centre houses an audio-visual show, exhibition of artefacts and display panels which interpret the story of man from the Stone Age.

This story stretches back over 5,000 years and continues in the people who still farm and dwell in the valley. You will be captivated by the beauty, charm and tranquillity of this ancient place.

St John's Cathedral

Limerick was built in 1859 and is of Gothic style.

Coillte Forest

The forest extends to 1200ha and is of exceptional beauty, you will find a lake and a garden and even the ruins of the house of the poet Aubrey de Vere.

Palace of the Bishops

Located beside the castle of the king, it is a reconstruction of the house of former Protestant bishops of Limerick. The palace has a traditional frontage and is associated with the English model of Palladian.

Adare Heritage Centre

This centre recalls the history of the Counts of Dunraven and of the arrival of Normans to the ancient abbeys of the Middle Ages, all this in the most picturesque village in Ireland.

Croom Mills

This centre shows the dramatic terms of employment of the millers and the blacksmiths to the 19th century, using an audio-visual film on the history of the local technique used in the mills.

 

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