Limerick Attractions Guide

Rain or shine it is always a good day to visit limericks many pubs. As is true of most of Ireland, Limerick's pubs are located near the center of the city's night life. Delightfully friendly pubs can be found on almost any street in the city center. Any of them will give you a taste of local flavor and do for a quick pint or for a relaxed evening of dining and drinking. If you prefer a faster pace there is large concentration of Limerick's clubs in the area known as the Old Quarter. The best known nationally is the Trinity Rooms. With its 3 rooms and 2 large courtyards this club offers an eclectic array of entertainment option 7 nights a week with well known names and DJ's contrasting with cutting edge underground acts as well. Dolan's Warehouse is another popular night spot. Located on Dock Road, this hot spot is hopping with live music featuring traditional groups and cover acts. Dolan’s has live performances almost every night, except every Wednesday which is comedy night. There is also "Dolan's Upstairs," features other acts as well as a bi-monthly same sex dance night called "La Boutique." If you are more of a morning person, Limerick city and the surrounding area offers cycling enthusiasts many options for cycling daily, on holidays, and day trips. There are interesting scenic and historical cycling tours available as well. Limerick also boasts Ireland's first mountain biking trail in Ballyhoura. Limerick County Golf, also known as Ballyneety Golf Club, has a challenging updated course that has seen major improvements in recent years. The course is challenging but still manageable for any skill level. Even if you aren’t scoring well, there are still great views beyond the undulating greens and crisp fairways. By far though, the pubs are Limericks greatest attractions. The simplest way to pick the ones right for you is to concentrate on different areas of interest. Limerick, the home of rugby, is also called sporting Limerick. The city is peppered with Rugby pubs. One of the most popular is Peter Cloghessy’s Bar on Howleys Quay. This huge pub serves great food from breakfast through lunch, offering snacks right through to late night partying in its nightclub downstairs called the Sin Bin which still continues the rugby theme. The crowd mostly consists of younger people in their mid 20's and goes up from there. Gerry Flannery of Ireland and Munster Rugby’s a pub on Catherine Street are other great examples of the rugby style pub. They both offer tempting food during the day and evening entertainment on the weekends. The crowd is pretty much the same in their mid 20's +. Dolan’s Pub and Restaurant on Dock street offers live music during high season 7 nights a week. This is an inviting place for young and old alike attracting tourists and coaches. They fun doesn’t stop from 7am till 2am. Crowds are slightly older here, in their mid 30's +, but everyone can feel comfortable here. The Locke Bar and restaurant on George’s Quay is also very popular for tourists and is very busy during the summer months. A main attraction is the ambiance of sitting on the beautiful river bank. Crowd is mostly mid 20's +. The Old Quarter off Denmark and Ellen Street is a very energetic bar. During the day breakfast and lunch are served, but it remains open until 2am most nights. The crowd has a wide range from mid 20's to early 40's. Mojo’s Bar on Patrick Street offers change of pace from the rugby pubs with disco music. Patrons from their mid 20's to early 40's can dance the night away.