Attractions in Limerick City

Limerick’s vibrant city center is a hub of activity, teeming with a lively arts and cultural scene, eclectic shops, and a thriving food and drink scene. The city hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including the famous Limerick Literary Festival and Riverfest. All in addition to the year round sights, attractions and events the city hosts. 

Open in full swing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Limericks Milk Market boats almost 50 stalls and over 20 shops. Many stall holders are the producers as well as sellers, while others are importers of fine foods and craft and experts in knowledge.

Mingle with locals and fellow tourists alike and breathe some fresh air while you enjoy the food, drink and atmosphere here. 


Feel an electric atmosphere on race day at Limericks racecourse. Have a family day out or a social outing and try out your luck on a few favorites. Limericks Racecourse is always a good day out and hosts events throughout the year.

Limerick City’s main park has been open for almost 150 years. The large park boasts a children’s playground, large open grass areas as well as shaded wooded areas. To the side is Limerick cities Gallery of Arts and within are park shelters and band stands. 

A world class, fully interactive experience celebrating the game of rugby and everything it stands for in the heart of Limerick. Discover rugby history through six game-style, interactive stages moving from grass roots to legendary status. 

Thomond Park is the home ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world. The famous venue is renowned internationally for its unique history and atmosphere.

Follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium.


The Cathedral of Saint Mary Blessed Virgin has had a long and eventful history. It was founded in 1168 on the site of a palace donated by Donal Mor O’Brien King of Munster. Experts believe that parts of the palace are incorporated into the present structure of the Cathedral.

The Cathedral has seen many changes as the city expanded around it and it remains today the oldest and most historic building in Limerick.