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.
Limerick Greyhound Racing
Limerick Greyhound Stadium is the ultimate destination for a night out in Limerick.
Each race night, enjoy 10 fast-paced races that take place every 15 minutes. Racing takes place on Friday and Saturday nights. The stadium opens at 6.45 pm and the first race is at approx. 7.45 pm. Limerick Greyhound Stadium is the ideal night out for race lovers, corporate nights out, Hen nights, Stags or a fun night out with friends.
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
Built back in 1425 the castle was restored in 1954 to its former glory and now contains furnishings, tapestries, and artwork from the 15th and 16th century which capture the mood of those times.
Enjoy the sights and sounds, tastes and smells of this enchanting place as you stroll around the Folk Park, from street to street, passing the school and the post office, the doctor’s house and an array of shops. Oh, and of course the local pub.
King Johns Castle
This famous castle, originally built in the 13th century was reopened in June 2013, following a multi-million euro investment. 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. After your tour of the castle, you can visit the café while enjoying the castle views and the River Shannon.
The whole experience of the visit to King Johns Castle has been brought into the 21st Century with computer generated animation, 3D models projections and an activity room. The whole family will love this new interactive experience while travelling through time. Children will love The Education and Activity Room, bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.
The outside courtyard remains as it did in medieval times with sights and sounds bringing you back to the seventeenth century.
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.