Siege of Limerick
While in the weird and wonderful city of Limerick, Ireland’s City of Culture 2014, why not check out some of the sights and spectacles to behold.
Limerick is located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Limerick is the third most populous city in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.
The Siege’s Top Five things to do while visiting Limerick:
- University of Limerick: It is where the tournament is held after all! Make sure you take a walk around one of Ireland’s most scenic university campus’. Enjoy walking alongside the River Shannon and across some of UL’s bridges as you explore the campus. Pop into The Stables for a pint (you might just catch a Ninja or two in there ;)) and some food.
- King John’s Castle: This 13th century Castle is situated on King’s Island in the heart of the Medieval Quarter of Limerick City. The attraction boasts a new visitor experience that brings together the castle’s remarkable archeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.
- Thomond Park Stadium: One of Ireland’s most famous rugby grounds and home of the iconic Munster Rugby team, Thomond Park Stadium showcases the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby including an impressive range of memorabilia such as the match ball from the famous victory over the All Blacks in 1978 and the 2006 Heineken Cup trophy.
- Have a Drink: Be it a smooth pint of Guinness, a kinky Cosmopolitan or a cold beer, Limerick City has a host of great pubs, clubs and lounges for you to enjoy. There is definitely something to suit everyone here. Our recommendation:
- Pub: The Old Quarter
- Nightlife: Dolans Warehouse (Siege Saturday party location 2012, 2014, 2015).
- Milk Market: Relax, enjoy, browse and observe Limerick’s famous Milk Market, located on Cornmarket Street under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy (you can’t miss it!). Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & veg, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices. With almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units there is something to tempt even the most discerning shopper.
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