Chauffeur Tours Ireland | Limerick: The Munster Gem
County Limerick is more than the ‘Limericks’ known world-wide. It is the home of Munster Rugby and of course Executive Tours Ireland! Recently, Limerick is for the 4th time in a row the All Ireland Hurling Champions, this is a big deal in Ireland we love our sport! It is a must-see on your tour of Ireland, the city has a famous song ‘Limerick you’re a Lady’ and was awarded City of Culture 2014. Limerick has an abundance landmarks and buildings with huge historical and architectural significance; everything you need for a family tour in Ireland. With Shannon airport a short distance of 27 km away it is also a great central point to tour the southwest.
Limerick was appointed the name the Treaty City in the early 1690’s, when the Williamite sieges led to the signing of the Treaty of Limerick. In honor of the treaty, the famous Treaty Stone was erected on the further side of Thomond Bridge. Of course, your customised tour of Ireland means you can see any sights in Limerick you would like to see.
King John’s Castle
Limerick’s most magnificent medieval castle, King John’s Castle is one of the most fun, family friendly castles in Ireland as it precisely presents Norman soldier’s life via re-enactments from fully costumed guides. As you walk through the castle, you and will learn all about King John, the brother of Richard the LionHeart, a individual with whom your children will be familiar from books & movies about Robinhood and the Knights’ of the Round Table. This is ideal for a family vacation in Ireland as there’s lots to keep everyone occupied.
The construction of King John’s Castle was believed to set new standards in the rare formation of it enormous gatehouse, battlements and corner towers. The tour brings you on a journey via the soldier’s quarters and armory and where you can observe the medieval garrison remnants in the Sallyport area of the castle. This unique Irish Tour guides you to a collection of Viking origin houses that were excavated during renovations some years ago.
St Mary’s Cathedral
Limerick also presents the 12th century St Mary’s Cathedral also known as Limerick Cathedral. The cathedral belongs to the Church of Ireland and is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1168, in accordance with tradition, the last King of Munster, Domnall Mòr Ua Briain, founded the cathedral on the site of his palace on Kings Island. It is the oldest building in Limerick still in use and houses the only set of misericords in Ireland.
The Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum is of historical and state importance as it is the building where a comprehensive private compilation of artefacts delegated to the state are housed. The Museum was established to house John & Gertrude Hunt’s global collection of over 2000 works of art and antiquities. The Hunt Museum Trust was established in 1974 to store the above properties on behalf of the people of Ireland but it wasn’t until 1997 that the museum was officially opened. Taking a chauffeur tour of Ireland means that you can view everything Limerick has to offer at your own leisure, no crowds or bus tours!
Munster Rugby Stadium Limerick
Munster Rugby (Irish: Rugbaí Mumhan) is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from the island of Ireland. It was officially founded in 1879 and traditionally drew its strength from the clubs of Limerick, with the game popular in the city and widely played at all levels. It is now a quite famous club with world recognition through it’s tournament wins and achievements.
The Savoy Hotel
Every luxury tour of Ireland must include a stay in the fantastic 5 star Savoy Hotel. It is a magnificent boutique hotel located in the heart of Limerick City within a vibrant shopping and theatre district of Limerick City in south-west Ireland. The Savoy offers foodies and drink connoisseurs a selection of four trendy but tastefully decorated restaurants and bars to suite everyone’s tastes. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Spa at the Savoy offers a vast array of treatments which will leave you feeling replenished and rejuvenated.
We can help you plan any part of your luxury vacation in Ireland and if you have any questions please do contact us and we’d be happy to help. If you are interested in an Irish Vacation Package and would like more information, please click on the Enquire button below. All the best, Mike Ryan