Surrounded by mountains, the pretty countryside of County Limerick is dotted with quaint little villages ancient monuments, gorgeous walking paths, golf courses and lots of open space.
Taking a break in one of our 5-star luxury cottages in County Limerick will mean you can take yourself as far off the beaten track as you want to wind down and enjoy this hidden gem.
You’ll be within easy reach of one of Ireland’s best archaeological and historical sites, Lough Gur, full of stone circles, megalithic tombs and castles. It’s been continually inhabited for over 5,500 years since the arrival of the Neolithic people. The Visitor Centre has displays telling the story of the site, and if you want something more interactive, there are guides available to show you the most interesting parts of the area.
A trip to Limerick City may be on your list of things to do during your stay in one of our luxury cottages to rent. Its tough past is illustrated in Frank’s McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Angela’s Ashes, but it has rejuvenated itself since then and was chosen as Ireland’s first City of Culture in 2014. It has a recently renovated castle, an art museum and a thriving contemporary culture scene, as well as traditional Irish pubs and cafes.
In the heart of Medieval Limerick, you will find King John’s Castle on King’s Island. Built between 1200 and 1210, it is an impressive Anglo-Norman construction and has panoramic views of the city, the River Shannon and the surrounding countryside.
If you want to get on your bike, one of Europe’s best cycling trails is in the Ballyhoura region, with 98 miles of track and trails for everyone from beginner to expert. If you’d rather use your feet, there are dozens of walking trails to try out, some with views into Cork, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary. After resting your weary legs in one of our luxury cottages, you can think about what to do next, or whether to just sample one of County Limerick’s eateries or bars to while away the time.
The picture-book pretty village of Adare could be in your list. Founded in the 13th century on the River Maigue, and designated as an Irish Heritage Town, it has original thatched cottages, great shopping and places to eat, and even a golf course. It also has abbeys, a priory and a castle.
There is so much to see and do in this unspoilt county. You can browse through our list of luxury cottages to rent to find your perfect spot.
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