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The 10 most Instagrammed spots in Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick conducted in-depth research analysing thousands of Instagram hashtags related to Limerick and the surrounding area to reveal the most popular spots according to Instagram lovers.

Find out what you can see in Limerick City and nearby country-side gems where you can wander during a hike or bicycle trail.

King John’s Castle in Limerick (11,435 photos)

This castle owns the most popular location in Limerick with 11,435 hashtagged pictures on Instagram. If you’re in the area, we would highly recommend the tour of the 13th-century castle!

King John’s Castle is among the best-preserved Viking castles in Europe which also includes the remains of a Viking settlement. In recent years, the castle hosted concerts of Gavin James, The Corona’s, Imelda May and Hermitage Green, to name some. Throughout the year, King John’s Castle will host firework shows or Viking themed events in grounds during the summer.

Limerick City Castle Walls - Maldron Hotel Limerick

The Home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park (5,661 photos)

Many people from Limerick would wonder: have you even visited the city if you haven’t been around during a Munster match? Munster are known for the best fans in Europe. Plus the chanting in the terraces creates a unique atmosphere which makes Thomond Park a really tough place for away teams to win!

Thomond Park is a must-visit stadium where the All Blacks lost and many a tear was shed for Axel Foley on the game after his untimely death.

Thomond Park rugby grounds Limerick


Ballyhoura Mountains (5,528 photos)

The Ballyhoura Mountains is about 400 metres above sea level. In a car, you can get to the mountains with 70-minutes away from Limerick City.

The Ballyhoura mountains have Ireland’s most extensive biking trails. It is an excellent opportunity for families as you can take part in a beginner’s friendly mountain biking which is organised by Visit Ballyhoura.

Lough Gur (5,267 photos)

Lough Gur is a picturesque horseshoe-shaped lake near Croom in Co. Limerick. You can get to this hideaway in about 25-minutes from the Maldron Hotel in Limerick City. Dozens of five-star reviews on Google would recommend visiting for a walk or a picnic with the family!

Curraghchase Forest Park (4,602 photos)

A park suitable for all ages with a 1 km loop around the lake which would keep the kids entertained by the swans. Curraghchase boosts over 300 hectares of parklands, mixed and woodlands including a play area for children. During the summer, you could expect an ice cream van which would be a pleasant surprise!

Curraghchase Forest Park is home to some rare animals such as lesser horseshoe bat and the hawfinch.

Photo: Garrett McArdle

Want more?

If you’re planning a staycation in Limerick, there’s a lot more to discover. After the top five most Instagrammed places, you have the Dolan’s Pub, The Hunt Museum, Cratloe Woods, and the Milk Market. Dolan’s is known as one of the best music venues covering all genres, and they regularly host bands at the pub.


Location Hashtags
King John’s Castle 11435
Thomond Park 5661
Ballyhoura Mountains 5528
Lough Gur 5267
Curraghchase Forest Park 4602
Dolan’s Pub 4077
The Hunt Museum 2045
Cratloe Woods 1500
The Milk Market 913
Arthur’s Quay Park 889

If you are looking for something different on a Saturday morning, we would recommend going to the Milk Market. You can get great kebabs, an Irish fry, pancakes and you may even bump into CJ Stander with his wife, Jean Marie or Jerry Flannery with his kids.

If you wanted to prepare a picnic before going to Lough Gur or Ballyhoura Mountains, we would suggest going to the Milk Market for the fruit as it has some of the tastiest fruit you will find in Limerick! For anyone with a sweet tooth, you will find plenty of stalls to try. If you would like something different, the Blacklava is a treat. Enjoy!

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    What is there to do in Limerick?

    Sporting highlights such as European Cup matches, Guinness PRO14, the Great Limerick Run held during the May Bank Holiday Weekend. The Famous Pig ‘n’ Porter Tag Rugby Festival, Limerick Horse Racing and the University of Limerick Sports Arena, make Limerick a must city to visit for any sporting enthusiast.

    Maldron Hotel Limerick is ideally located to access all that the Shannon region has to offer. With direct access to all major road networks, the hotel puts all attractions at easy reach. Visit the Hunt Museum in the city centre, the People Park, King Johns Castle and an array of local bars, restaurants and clubs.

    Further afield, and within 20 minutes of the hotel lies Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and Castletroy. Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Adare Heritage Centre are other options to consider. The hotel is also 20 minutes away from Shannon Airport.

    How can I travel to Limerick city centre from the Hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Limerick is located just outside of Limerick city centre. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get into the city centre. A taxi ride will approximately cost €8 one way. Please ask our reception staff who will be delighted to provide you with more information.

    Does the hotel offer parking?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Limerick has car parking facilities both outside of the Hotel and also secure underground car-parking – all free of charge.

    How far is Thomond Park from the Hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Limerick is located approximately a 15-minute drive from Thomond Park, the home of Munster rugby.

    Is the hotel located near the University of Limerick?

    The hotel is near the University of Limerick and the University Concert Hall, located approximately a 10-minute drive away. The hotel is near the University of Limerick and the University Concert Hall, located approximately a 10-minute drive away.

    Is the hotel located near any shopping centres?

    The hotel is a 7-minute drive away from the Crescent Shopping Centre, one of the biggest and most successful shopping centres outside of Dublin. The centre offers 37,000m2 of retail space including clothing stores, restaurants, a cinema, a public library as well as offices of Limerick county council. Moreover, there are over 2000 free car parking spaces both around the centre and in underground car parks.

    What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

    The Wild Atlantic Way is one of the worlds most breathtaking coastlines along the West of Ireland, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. It is defined as the longest coastal drive in the world and home to soaring mountains, scenic harbours, stunning beaches, historical attractions, majestic cliffs and lush green forests. You can explore the Wild Atlantic Way by car, foot, bike or bus. An adventure you will always remember.

    Where is my nearest Maldron Hotel?

    Please visit the locations page on the Maldron Hotels Group website to see where all of our hotels are located.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is 2 pm. In the cases of earlier arrival, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that a charge may apply. For further details or to book an early check-in, please contact reservations on +353 (0)61 436 100 or info.limerick@maldronhotels.com.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is 12 noon. In the cases of late departure, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that a charge may apply. For further details or to book late check-out, please contact reservations on +353 (0)61 436 100 or info.limerick@maldronhotels.com.

    Does the hotel have meeting rooms?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Limerick has 12 dedicated meeting rooms catering from 2-50 people. All meeting rooms are fully equipped with AV, natural daylight, still and sparkling water on the tables and an on-hand meeting specialist to make sure your meeting takes off without a hitch. Contact a member of our events team on +353 (0)61 436 100 to get more information or to book a meeting room.

    Does the hotel have Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Limerick is pleased to offer complimentary Wi-Fi in all public areas and bedrooms.

  • Dining

    What is the food serving times?

    Breakfast is served Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 10.00am and Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 8.00am to 11.00am. Grain & Grill serves coffees and pastries from 10.00am daily. Carvery lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.00pm and there is a full bar food menu available until 9.30pm.

    Is breakfast included?

    It depends on what package you book with us. We offer both a room only and a bed & breakfast rate on our hotel website. If you book a room only rate you can always add on breakfast on your arrival.

  • Booking

    Can I cancel or amend my booking?

    Maldron Hotel Limerick offers free cancellation up to 2 pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on maldronhotels.com or maldronhotellimerick.com. Some special offers and key dates may specify a special cancellation policy, these will be clearly outlined in the terms & conditions.

    Reservations booked via on third party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies. In this case, please refer to your confirmation email.

    Will my credit card be charged at the time of booking?

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless otherwise stated. No cash payment is allowed for bookings, we only take payment via credit card with photo ID. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at time of booking but these terms will be outlined in the special offer terms & conditions. Please note that no rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.

    Are corporate rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available. Should you wish to enquire about setting up a preferred agreement, feel free to contact a member of our sales team on +353 (0)61 436 100.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Children are designated as between 2 and 12 years of age. Children over 12 will be charged as an adult.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Our hotel is registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. If you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see revenue.ie for details.

  • Facilities

    What is Club Vitae?

    Club Vitae is the largest leisure centre group in Ireland. It focuses on fitness and wellbeing for each individual person and offers classes, personal training and a range of work out to suite an individual in a relaxed but energetic environment.

    What are the opening times of Club Vitae?

    Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9.45pm

    Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 8 am to 8.45pm

    Children’s opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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