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Things to do in a short period of time?

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Things to do in a short period of time?

Just booked a Ryanair flight to Shannon (2p INCLUDING tax!) for a weekend in Limerick. My flights are both at about noon, so I'll only have an evening and a morning to look around. What can I do in this short period of time?

Also, any recommendations for a very cheap hotel would be great!


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1. Re: Things to do in a short period of time?

Radar, have a look at the George (it's a Lynch hotel so, but if you're on a tight budget, they are cheap) expert for Limerick will catch this later and have better selection.

Great pubs in Limerick - eg the Locke and so on http://www.lockebar.com - if you post back specific interests, types of preferred restaurants etc - you'll make good use of your day.

Bunratty village on road from Shannon town to Limerick is a major draw, and is a nice way to spend a few hours.


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2. Re: Things to do in a short period of time?

You have to go to Souths Pub during your stay....this is featured in Angela's Ashes novel/movie.....also the place where the Irish minister for finance erupted a mini pub brawl last week end......never a dull moment there!!!!

The Hunt museum is a must...........King John's Castle and the treaty stone within a stones throw of each other.

If you are in Limerick on a Saturday morning dont miss the 'milk market'.....wonderful atmosphere and a real pulse of the city.....

Dont go home without buying some momento from the 'Munster Rugby shop' on O'Connell Street!


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3. Re: Things to do in a short period of time?

Hi there,

Fionnuala and Ferdia have given some great suggestions.

In addition:

For a reasonably priced hotel (I don't like the word cheap as it implies service as well!!) try the Sarsfield Bridge Hotel


This hotel is bang in the centre of town. Less than 5 minutes walk from the Hunt Museum in one direction and the Munster Rugby Shop in the other. Close to all attractions.

Also reasonably priced, but you would need a taxi, is the Quality Hotel centralr.com/Quality_Hotel_and_Leisure_Centr…

Souths Pub is great for lunch. If you're there on a Saturday, you could well see some rugby matches on the telly. Great atmosphere.

Dolans (www.dolans.ie) has a nice restaurant and Dolans Warehouse is great for gigs. If you are looking for a bit more than pub entertainment, this is the place to go.

Also, on Harvey's Quay is Clohessy's Pub and the attached nightclub, the Sin Bin. This is owned by a former Munster and Ireland international rugby player, Peter Clohessy, and is home to many "beautiful people and rugby players" (not necessary the same thing, lol!!)

Not mentioned in terms of things to do, and IMHO wonderful, is St. Mary's Cathedral. This is across the Abbey River from the Hunt Museum, and almost across the road from the Locke Bar.

Have a great time.

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4. Re: Things to do in a short period of time?

Thanks everyone!

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5. Re: Things to do in a short period of time?

I would suggest Nancy Blakes bar if you are in the city centre at the weekend. Always busy with a 20-30 something crown. Souths bar from Angelas Ashes is no more. It was renovated a couple of years ago into a yuppie bar and destroyed the caractor of the bar.

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