Welcome to Visit Limerick Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Limerick

Visit Limerick PlacesVisit Limerick places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Limerick places to visit. A unique way to experience Limerick’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Limerick as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Limerick is located in the Mid-West Region and is part of the province of Munster. The city lies on the River Shannon, with the historic core of the city located on King’s Island. Limerick City and County Council is the local authority for the city. When you visit Limerick, Walkfo brings Limerick places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Limerick Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Limerick

Visit Limerick – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 39 audio plaques & Limerick places for you to explore in the Limerick area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Limerick places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Limerick history

Ancient and medieval history

Luimneach originally referred to the general area along the banks of the Shannon Estuary known as Loch Luimnigh. Inis Sibhtonn was the original name for King’s Island during the pre-Viking and Viking eras. In 812 the Vikings sailed up the Shannon and pillaged the city, burned the monastery of Mungret but were forced to flee when the Irish attacked and killed many of their number.

Late Renaissance/Early modern history

Limerick Late Renaissance/Early modern history photo

The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite war in Ireland which was fought between supporters of the Catholic King James II (Jacobites) and the Protestant King William of Orange (Williamites) The treaty offered toleration to Catholicism and full legal rights to Catholics that swore an oath of loyalty to William III and Mary II. Because of the treaty, Limerick is sometimes known as the Treaty City.

20th-century history

Limerick 20th-century history photo

The Limerick boycott was instigated in 1904 by a Redemptorist priest. During the Irish War of Independence, the Limerick Soviet was a self-declared soviet that existed from 15 to 27 April 1919. By the mid-20th century, Limerick was characterised by economic stagnation and decline.

Limerick culture & places

Limerick Culture photo

Limerick became Ireland’s inaugural National City of Culture in 2014. Limerick’s major contemporary art event is EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Limerick City Gallery of Art is the city’s chief venue for contemporary art exhibitions. The city’s music scene has produced bands such as The Cranberries, The Hitchers and others.

Limerick economy & business


In 2013, a renewable energy strategy was launched for the Danish Aalborg University. It proposed a 20% reduction in CO2-emissions, while ensuring short-term actions were beneficial to the long-term goal of 100% renewable energy.

Why visit Limerick with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Limerick PlacesYou can visit Limerick places with Walkfo Limerick to hear history at Limerick’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Limerick has 39 places to visit in our interactive Limerick map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Limerick, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Limerick places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Limerick & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 39 audio facts unique to Limerick places in an interactive Limerick map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Limerick Places Map
39 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Limerick historic spots

  Limerick tourist destinations

  Limerick plaques

  Limerick geographic features

Walkfo Limerick tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Limerick


Best Limerick places to visit

Limerick has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Limerick’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Limerick’s information audio spots:

Limerick photo The Milk Market
The Milk Market (Irish: Margadh an Bhainne) is a food market located on Mungret Street, Limerick, Ireland. The market is one of the oldest in Ireland and has diversified over the years.
Limerick photo William Street, Limerick
William Street (Irish: Sráid Liam) is one of the main thoroughfares of central Limerick City, Ireland. The street is named after William Pery, 1st Baron Glentworth a relation of Edmund Sexton Pery.
Limerick photo Ormston House
Ormston House is a contemporary art gallery and cultural resource centre in Limerick, Ireland. It is located in the Irish city of Limerick.
Limerick photo Limerick Courthouse
Limerick Courthouse is a judicial facility at Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, County Limerick. It is located in the city centre of Limerick in Ireland.
Limerick photo Bedford Row, Limerick
Bedford Row (Irish: Rae Bedford) is a shopping street in Limerick, Ireland. The street is named after John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1757 to 1761.
Limerick photo Athlunkard Street, Limerick
Athlunkard Street (Irish: Sráid Áth Longphuirt) is a street on King’s Island, in Limerick City, Ireland. The street ends at the Abbey River, at the O’Dwyer Bridge, and continues on to Matthew Bridge under the name Bridge Street. The Irish name of the street refers to a 9th-century Viking longphort (defended ship encampment)
Limerick photo St. John’s Hospital, Limerick
St. John’s Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Eoin) is a general hospital in Limerick, County Limerick. It is managed by UL Hospitals Group.
Limerick photo King’s Island, Limerick
King’s Island consists of two distinct areas, Englishtown and St Mary’s Park. The island is formed from a distributary of the River Shannon. It probably took its name after the 13th-century English King John’s Castle.
Limerick photo O’Connell Street, Limerick
O’Connell Street (Irish: Sráid Uí Chonaill) is the main thoroughfare of Limerick City Centre. It was previously known as George’s Street (after George III) until it was renamed after Daniel O’Connell. The street is noted for its Georgian architectural heritage.
Limerick photo Strand Barracks
The Strand Barracks (Irish: Beairic na Trá) is the former army barracks on Clancy’s Strand in Limerick city, Ireland.

Visit Limerick plaques

Limerick Plaques 0
Limerick has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Limerick plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Limerick using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Limerick plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.