This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Limerick. To help you make friends with Limerick before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Limerick is a historical yet modern city located at the mouth of the River Shannon in the midwest region of Ireland. This city is home to several third-level education institutions, including University of Limerick, giving the city a very youthful feel. There is a very vibrant nightlife, with many pubs, bars, and nightclubs located in the city centre area. There are several reasonably priced Limerick hostels located in the city centre area. These hostels offer both private and dorm-style accommodation and are also within walking distance from the main train station.
St. John's Castle and Museum, located on Kings Island next to the River Shannon, is a very interesting and historically significant attraction. Also, the Treaty Stone is a very famous and important landmark worth visiting. Limerick is located close to several other famous attractions -- Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is just a fifteen-minutes bus ride away. This medieval castle dates back to the tenth century and is very popular among tourists. Craggaunowen, located twenty minutes from Limerick, is an open-air archaeological museum depicting life in Ireland during the Iron Age.
The River Shannon itself is very popular among fishing enthusiasts. It is also ideal for sailing and other various water sports, with several harbours and facilities located near the city.
Limerick is a very famous sporting city. Thomond Park is home to the successful Munster rugby team. This stadium hosts many European and domestic championship games throughout the rugby season. It is famous for its unique and exciting atmosphere. Also, Gaelic Grounds is the home stadium for the Limerick hurling and Gaelic football teams. These sports are very popular among locals and games can get very exciting.
Limerick is located twenty minutes from Shannon Airport, which has regular services to several destinations in the UK, Europe, and North America. Limerick has a bus and train station, which connect the city to other major towns and cities in Ireland.
Written by local enthusiast for Limerick hostelsShannon Neuber