Free Things to do in Limerick

The ‘Treaty City’ is home to plenty of activities that are guaranteed to keep you busy during your trip to Limerick. Many of these activities are completely free, and even better are only a short distance from Maldron Hotel Limerick. See our complete list of free things to do in Limerick below.

People’s Park

5-minute drive from hotel

Peoples Park Limerick

One of the most popular parks in Limerick, the People’s Park was formally opened in 1877, in memory of Richard Russell, a prominent local businessman. Let the kids run wild in the playground and afterwards enjoy a nice picnic on the green lawns.

The park has a large selection of mature, deciduous and evergreen trees as well as a restored 19th century drinking fountain. At the centre of the park stands the Thomas Spring Rice statue, who was a former MP for Limerick.

Lough Gur

20-minute drive from hotel


One of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites, Lough Gur contains the largest stone circle, dolmen, and prehistoric ruins in the country.

It’s incredible to think that you can find physical evidence of occupation from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian, Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern eras in and around Lough Gur. Think about that for a moment. That’s over 6,000 years of visible history in one place.

Lough Gur is situated in the Ballyhoura area, just 20- minutes drive from Maldron Hotel Limerick. It is completely free to walk the grounds outside of Lough Gur Visitor Centre, however, a small admission fee is required to enter the centre.

Limerick Milk Market

25-minute walk from hotel

A ramble through the famous Limerick Milk Market is an excellent way to start the day and a great trip for the whole family to enjoy. The market, a 25-minute walk from Maldron Hotel Limerick, has been at the heart of Limerick since 1852, making it one of the oldest weekly markets in the country.

The Milk Market contains an amazing selection of stalls, fresh local and international produce and entertainment. The flagship market day is the Saturday food market; however, markets are also held on Fridays and Sundays.

Limerick Museum

10-minute drive from hotel

Explore the history of Limerick and its people with a visit to the Limerick Museum. The museum is only a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Limerick and is home to one of the largest collections of any Irish museum.

The museum was established in 1916, making it the oldest local authority museum in the state. The museum’s collection includes Stone Age and Iron Age Archaeological finds, the largest collection of Limerick lace, a selection of 18th and 19th Century Limerick silver and much more!

Limerick City Gallery of Art

5-minute drive from hotel

Think it’s time for some culture, then the Limerick City Gallery of Art is sure not to disappoint. The gallery is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th to 21st century art.

Limerick City Gallery of Art is housed in the Carnegie Building, on the grounds of the People’s Park, a 5-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Limerick.

The Treaty Stone

10-minute drive from hotel

Ever wondered why Limerick is known as the Treaty City?  The Treaty of Limerick was signed on the 3rd of October 1691 after the war between William III of England (known as William of Orange) and his Father-in-Law King James II, giving the name the Treaty City.

The Treaty Stone is the rock that the Treaty of Limerick was signed on in 1691, marking the surrender of the city to William of Orange. The stone was erected in 1865 and stands across the River Shannon from King John’s Castle, only a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Limerick.

Its not only a great spot for taking pictures with the famous stone but also you can capture some excellent snaps of the historic King John’s Castle.

The Hunt Museum

10-minute drive from hotel

The Hunt Museum is a must-see for all visitors to Limerick. The museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century.

The museum is home to the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jack B. Yeats, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Robert Fagan and Henry Moore. During your visit you will also see a wide range of ancient artefacts from around the world, Irish prehistoric, Bronze Age and medieval collections, and decorative art.

The Hunt Museum is located in the Custom House on Rutland Street, 10-minutes’ drive from Maldron Hotel Limerick and is free to visit on Sundays.


Maldron Hotel Limerick

Executive Room Maldron Hotel Limerick

Located within minutes of Limerick’s vibrant city centre, our superior 3-star hotel is the perfect base for your break away in Limerick.

Our state of the art Club Vitae Leisure Centre offers full leisure facilities including a 20m swimming pool. Grain & Grill Restaurant serves up delicious dishes across breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Maldron Hotel Limerick offers stylish and spacious hotel rooms designed with our guests comfort in mind, while we also have ample complimentary parking on-site.

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