Top Things to do in Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick is located on the Southern Ring Road in Roxboro, just minutes from Limerick city centre and just off major road networks to Dublin, Galway and Cork. There is no shortage of things to do when staying at our superior 3 star Limerick hotel.

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 John’s Castle and an array of local bars, restaurants and clubs.

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Crescent Shopping Centre Limerick

The Crescent Shopping Centre is one of the biggest and most successful shopping centres outside of Dublin. On Limerick’s Dooradoyle Road, the Crescent is just two miles from Limerick city centre and within minutes of the Maldron Hotel Limerick. The Southern Ring Road passes outside the shopping centre and provides access for customers from all surrounding areas including Shannon, Ennis, Tipperary and Cork.

Other facilities include restaurants, a cinema, a McDonalds, banks and over 2000 free car parking spaces both around the centre and in underground car parks. The complex also includes the offices of Limerick county council, and a public library as well as many restaurants and cafes. The centre has a number of main high street stores including Tesco, Penney’s, Shaw’s, Heaton’s, Argos Boots and Diesel. Other stores include the likes of Next, Zara, H&M, HMV, River Island, Monsoon, Jack and Jones, Top Shop, A-Wear, The Body Shop, sports shops, Specsavers opticians McCabe’s Pharmacy and Falcon Travel.

Limerick Race Course

Limerick Racecourse hosts 18 racing fixtures each year during weekends, bank holidays and evening meetings. Just a 10-minute drive from the Maldron Hotel, Limerick racecourse offers the ideal day out for racing enthusiasts as well as family fun, corporate days out and full Stag party and Hen party packages.

General admission tickets can be purchased on the day at the races or in advance. Admission prices vary but please do ask our staff for details.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience Ireland’s past and explore the famous 15th century Castle and the 19th century Folk Park.

King John’s Castle

This famous castle, originally built in the 13th century was reopened in June 2013. The brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions profiles each aspect of the Castles history from its humble beginnings. The outside courtyard remains as it did in medieval times with sights and sounds bringing you back to the seventeenth century.

Hunt Museum

Located in the heart of Limerick city the Hunt Museum preserves and showcases the very original items gathered by John and Gertrude Hunt – giving this museum its name ‘The Hunt’ Museum. This is one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats. Limerick local art is also displayed in this museum along with national and international art items.

With a rich variety of collections available to view at the museum, this is the perfect activity to see when visiting Limerick. Tours, lectures, arts and crafts classes, activities and camps for the children are also available at the museum through the year.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral is located in Limerick city centre and it has a beautiful architectural presence that is hard to miss. Known as the oldest building in Limerick it is immersed in history, with a graveyard also on site. The church is still in use today, with regular masses taking place for the public to attend.

Wild Atlantic Way 

Over 2400km of some of the worlds most breathtaking coastline. Steeped in culture and history this natural coastal touring route will allow you to experience Ireland, its landscape and its people at its best. Miles upon miles of wild open space, walks, stunning views and a warm welcome that you will only get from the Irish. Spanning from Donegal to West Cork this drive along Ireland’s western seaboard is a journey of discovery. Whatever your passion, be it for land or sea, food, flora, fauna, sport or just to relax and enjoy the pubs and the chats with the locals, the warmth and the welcome.

Designed to allow visitors to enjoy all of the highlights of the west of Ireland the Wild Atlantic Way incorporates an abundance of strategically placed discover points.

Maldron Hotel Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick is conveniently located directly off the N18 motorway from Shannon and is the ideal location for guests visiting Limerick city or using Limerick as a base for touring the southwest region.

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