From ancient settlements to medieval splendor, abbeys to castles, the structural heritage of County Limerick has endured through the ages and there are lots of sites to explore. It is home to several ancient sites and monuments including King John`s Castle in the City of Limerick and the round towers at Ardpatrick and Dysert. Lough Gur is one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland with an excellent interpretative center revealing Neolithic life some 5,000 years ago.
Located in the heart of where the Shannon, Ireland`s longest river, meets the Atlantic Ocean, County Limerick offers the varied landscape of the Ballyhoura and Galtee mountains in the southeast to the rich fertile plains of the center and north of the county, known as the Golden Vale. It enjoys some of Ireland`s most scenic countryside and the charming villages of Adare and Croom. Limerick City is home to the magnificent Hunt Museum and its fine collection of original art and antiquities. County Limerick has a strong sporting history with a great love of the games of rugby, hurling, Gaelic football, soccer and the sport of horse racing.
This is the perfect vacation package to introduce first time visitors to beautiful Ireland. Cover the highlights of this stunning country and stay in beautiful manor houses along the way. Begin your adventure in Dublin (with rich literary history, modern conveniences and authentic pubs), then travel in your rental car to see the splendor of the country. Galway and its surrounding area are full of unforgettable sights from rolling hills dotted with sheep to colorful towns, then on to Kerry with its famous countryside and the Ring of Kerry. See quaint towns, ring forts, and castles on route through Dingle Peninsula and Limerick. Return to Dublin for your last night!
This is a pre-set, independent, SELF DRIVE package. You may choose to visit any, all, or none of the suggested sites.
Set at the mouth of the Shannon, Limerick city is a lively city bubbling with beautiful Georgian architecture, grand museums and rugby-obsessed locals.
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