Fun-Filled Christmas Holiday Ideas in Limerick

December is a magical time to visit the lively city of Limerick, Ireland. With its festive events and wealth of attractions, Limerick delights in going all out to entertain visitors during Christmas time. If you’re planning a holiday trip here, we share the best Christmas holiday ideas to help you make the most of your time in Limerick!

 

Indulge in Seasonal Cheer

Kids with Santa Clause

Limerick sparkles with holiday spirit throughout the Christmas season. Walking around town, you’ll find streets lined with colourful lights and decorations. The city hosts a wide range of festive events from late November through to early January. 

You can browse the Christmas craft market in Arthur’s Quay Park, or go ice skating at the Limerick on Ice event. If you’re looking for fun things to do with kids in Limerick, head to Santa’s grotto in the Jetland Shopping Centre on Ennis Road for an adorable meet-and-greet!

See the Sights

Couple exploring Christmas markets

Beyond the seasonal attractions, Limerick boasts plenty of interesting sights year-round. Start by touring the historic King John’s Castle, located right in the mediaeval quarter by the River Shannon. Here you’ll find archaeological excavations dating all the way back to the Vikings. History buffs will also appreciate St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. John’s Cathedral, and the Hunt Museum — all found within a short walk of each other.

Remember To Connect With Nature 

For those who love exploring the winter wonderland outdoors, Limerick has plenty to offer. Explore the scenic beauty of Lough Gur, a tranquil lake surrounded by ancient ruins and mystical legends. The Ballyhoura Mountains provide the perfect setting for hiking, cycling, and enjoying the unspoilt Irish countryside.

 

Nature lovers can stroll along the riverside walks, or take a cruise on the Shannon to see gorgeous views. A trip to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum makes for a memorable outing just a short drive outside Limerick. You may also want to stop by the Treaty Stone, marking the spot where the 1691 Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Friends going Christmas shopping

Limerick offers some great options for holiday shopping as well. Find unique Irish gifts and souvenirs in the winding lanes of Irishtown or along Thomas Street. Try Milk Market for creations by local artisans — this vibrant covered food market transforms into a festive craft bazaar on Sundays in December.

 

Pick up some snug knitwear in the boutiques around Catherine Street or check out the Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre. Treat yourself to chocolate, fudge, or other sweet treats from one of Limerick’s tempting cafés and confectioners. Don’t forget to bring home some famous Limerick lace as an elegant memento.

 

Pamper Yourself

Front view of Adare Manor

A holiday getaway is the perfect excuse to indulge and unwind a little. Luckily, Limerick has no shortage of pampering experiences on offer. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at one of the Georgian houses that have been converted to welcoming hotels — paired with a soothing spa treatment, if you like.

 

For laidback luxury, Adare Manor nearby provides an award-winning spa and dining experience within an 840 acre estate. You’ll feel like a member of the nobility wandering the grounds or playing a round of golf!

 

Telephone number to contact: +353 61 605 200

 

After exploring Limerick by day, relax in the evening at a local pub, enjoying some live music with a pint of locally brewed beer.

Top-Rated Pubs Within Limerick for The Festive Season 

 

Savour the Local Flavors

Friends celebrating Christmas together

One of the great joys of visiting Limerick is getting to sample authentic Irish cuisine and hospitality. Many restaurants source from the city’s famous milk and food markets for the freshest local ingredients. Be sure to try locally caught seafood, tender aged beef, lamb, smoked salmon, farmhouse cheeses, and more during your stay.

 

For a festive Christmas meal, book a table at one of Limerick’s many excellent restaurants serving holiday roasts and all the trimmings. To complete any good Irish meal, sip whiskey or Baileys over conversation with dinner. 

The Best Restaurants in Limerick 

  • The SpitJack Limerick: 6/7 Bedford Row,, Limerick (+35361781996)
  • Freddy’s Restaurant: Theatre Lane, Lower Glentworth Street,, Limerick (+353 83 016 0166)

The Buttery: Bedford Row, Limerick  (061) 597 668)

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With its diverse attractions and festive flair, your holiday in Limerick promises to be a one-of-a-kind adventure. Of course, when packing for your festive getaway in Limerick, be sure to leave room in your luggage for all the gifts and keepsakes you’ll acquire along the way. 

 

If you need extra space to store holiday décor or items before or after your trip, take advantage of StorageWise’s convenient self storage options. We make storing your extra belongings easy and affordable. 

 

Contact us today to reserve your unit, then start planning the holiday vacation of a lifetime in Limerick!

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