Limerick has a truly authentic culture and identity. It combines its rich past with all the attributes of a modern cosmopolitan city – vibrancy, innovation, diversity, and resilience.
It is recognised far and wide as a sporting mecca, home to the All-Ireland Hurling Champions and Munster Rugby teams that embody the best qualities of its city and its people. It is also equipped with the world class Sports Campus at the University of Limerick, Thomond Park, Gaelic Grounds and The Limerick Racecourse. As further evidence of the superb sporting facilities of the region, Limerick has been selected as the venue and host for the prestigious international golfing championship the Ryder Cup in 2026 at Adare Manor.
If history and heritage capture your interest, Limerick’s Georgian Quarter, built in the late 18th and early 19th century, defines the city centre to this day. The Hunt Museum consistently attracts praise for its superb collections of art and antiquities housed in one of Limerick’s finest Georgian houses.
Limerick has been the native home to many key figures in art and culture – namely Oscar-winning actor Richard Harris, music group The Cranberries, writer Frank McCourt and poet Michael Hartnett among many others whose talents have received worldwide recognition.
Limerick’s medieval past is visible with King John’s Castle, Bunratty Castle and Craggaunowen Heritage Parks amongst the city’s many other attractions. It has a buzzing social scene with award winning restaurants and bars, music and arts festivals and an abundance of eclectic shops. To get a greater insight and exploration on what the region has to offer from a cultural perspective in present times, please visit Discover Limerick.