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The Hunt Museum - located Rutland Street inside the Custom House, the museum houses one of the countries greatest private collections of antiques and art. The collection gathers together art from all coners of the world and the collection includes pieces by Renoir, Yeats and Da Vinci.

Knappogue castle and Medieval Banquet - one of the most popular attractions in Limerick, the castle was originally home to thje McNamara family in the 15th century. an audio visual presentation informs visitors about the castle's history and the shop is a great place to stock up on souveniers. At night the castle plays host to Medieval Banquets with costumes, music and dance. Open 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Foynes Flying Boat Museum - Foynes was the central point for all air traffic between Europe and America from 1939 to 1945 and the museum pay homage to this period in history. There are various interesting exhibits as well as film footage, the origional terminal building and a radio and weather room illustrating the history of Irish aviation.

King John's Castle - located on Kings Islant this stunning fortified castle was built in 1210 and is the cities trademark. The castle has a walled city around it and visitors can explore the gatehouse, corner towrers and battlements as well as the sleeping cannons and various exhibits illustrating the castles medieval past.

Terrific Trinity ! In Limerick for the weekend and went to the biggest club in town, Trinity Rooms. Just amazing! Such nice staff, wicked music and strong cocktails. The outdoor courtyard had some australian dj's with a female MC and the atmosphere was top! Worth a visit to Limerick just to check it out, 3 rooms of music means everyone in a group will be happy, I know we all were!!!
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Limerick Activities

Dolphinwatch - this is a unique opportunity to get up cose and personal with Irelands native bottlenose dolphins. Located at Carrigaholt which is a small fshing port, Dolphinwatch takes visitors out in a boat and gives them the opportunity to view and interact with these gentle creatures.

Stonehall Animal and Bird Sabctuary - the sactuary consits of about 45 acres of unspoilt countryside and gives visitors a chance to see and hand feed a large variety of animals from deer and potbellied pigs to ponies and peacocks. There is also a tearoom.

Limerick Restaurants and Bars

Limerick Restaurants

Finnegans - located on the main Dublin to Limerick route about 10km from the city centre. This well established traditional Irish pub and restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinners as well as small snacks.

Jasmine Palace - located above O'Connell Mall. The decor at Jasmine is tasteful with subtle lighting and a relaxing atmosphere. jasmine serves the finest Chinese cuisine especially the mouthwatering Peking Duck and Spare Ribs.

The Old Quarter - located off Denmark Street. Creating an authentic Parisian atmosphere with an open air sitting area in summer and old world charm inside with ornate wooden decor and comfortable seating, The Old Quarter creates a very romantic mood. There is live music during the week and the pub attracts a lively crowd.

Quenelle's Restaurant - located at the Limerick Quays. This fine restaurant overlooks the quays and serves a variety of meat, fish and game dishes as well as creative vegetarian dishes. The decor is subtle with crisp table linen, comfortable chairs and cornflower shades.

Limerick Bars & Clubs

Flannery's Catherine Street - located at Catherine Street. This friendly pub has franchises across the city. The crowd is made up of mainly art students and professionals and the pub features a hidden snug just off the lounge where drinks are served through a private hatch.

The lodge - located near the university. The Lodge is extremly popular with students because of its location. The music is very chart driven with some dance and allternative and the crowd is rowdy and lively.

Dolans Pub - located at Dock Road. Family owned with a friendly atmosphere, Dolans serves meals all day in the bar and has an excellent full Irish breakfast. The bar serves wonderful Guinness and has live music every night.

Durty Nelly's - located in Bunratty Village 10 miles from Limerick. Durty is one of Irelads famous landmarks and has 3 bars. The Main bar serves food all day and has old world charm. The Upstairs bar has a polished oak floor and is a quieter more relaxing area. The Local bar has fantastic views of the river and an open fire that creates a cozy atnosphere.

Limerick children's activities

Dolphinwatch - this is a unique opportunity to get up cose and personal with Irelands native bottlenose dolphins. Located at Carrigaholt which is a small fshing port, Dolphinwatch takes visitors out in a boat and gives them the opportunity to view and interact with these gentle creatures.

Stonehall Animal and Bird Sabctuary - the sactuary consits of about 45 acres of unspoilt countryside and gives visitors a chance to see and hand feed a large variety of animals from deer and potbellied pigs to ponies and peacocks. There is also a tearoom.

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