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Limerick City

Location

Campus Holidays self catering accommodation apartments are ideally located on the campus of University of Limerick, just 10 minutes from Limerick City Centre.

About

Limerick City lies on the bank of the River Shannon. It is one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Limerick is quirky, vibrant and utterly individual. Beautiful Georgian architecture is visible throughout the city.
Limerick was Ireland’s first city of culture with rich cultural life can be seen in world-renowned museums, such as the Hunt Museum, as well as the Limerick City Gallery of Art, housed in the historic Carnegie Building.

The Milk Market

There are few better places to discover Limerick’s cultural heart than the beautifully restored Milk Market on Cornmarket Row.The Milk Market is colorful, fun, energetic, with occasional pop-up restaurant events, artisan foods, antiques, music and art.
With almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units there is something for everyone in the Milk Market. It also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift. The Milk Market venue is completely weather proofed, as it is housed under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy. Visit the official site here. 

Sport

Limerick is synonymous with sport. The city is passionate about Rugby with Munster Rugby playing their home games there. Strike up a conversation with a garrulous rugby supporter in a convivial pub and they’ll delight in telling you about memorable Munster victories. A particular win against New Zealand’s All Blacks is famous worldwide.
Thomond Park, the home ground of Munster Rugby, has a capacity of 26,500. You can follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium with the Stadium tour. Limerick Greyhound stadium is just a short distance from the city centre. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most exciting greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here. Limerick Racecourse offers a great day out. The atmosphere really has to be experienced to be believed. A day at at the races is one of top things to do in Limerick whether you’re a local or a tourist.   


Medieval

Limerick is steeped in medieval history. In the medieval heart of the city on King’s Island, you can explore the 800-year-old King John’s Castle. The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. Read more.

Nightlife

Limerick city centre has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for its nightlife. The Purple Flag is the ‘Gold Standard’ for evening and night time destinations, indicating an entertaining, diverse, well-managed and enjoyable night out. Limerick has something for all tastes from lively nightclubs to super cosy snugs in fire lit pubs. Dolan's Pub & Restaurant, and Smyths Bar are two of the many venues in Limerick offering live music seven nights a week. Limerick's market quarter is the beating heart of Limericks Nightlife packed with many lively bars.


Shopping

Limerick is a shopping heaven. Limerick has it all from unique boutiques, department stores, high street stores and shopping centres. Brown Thomas and Debenhams  feature some of the worlds leading brands while O'Connell Street and Cruises Street feature a hrange of high street stores including Oasis, River Island, New Look, Monsoon, Penneys and much more. Limerick also offers the Cresent Shopping centre, the biggest shopping complex outside of Dublin.  The Limerick Fashion Quarter caters for your every fashion need with a range of boutiques and unique stores.




Limerick City is unique, vibrant and a place to be savoured.