Expect the more amazing when you visit the Irish town of Limerick. From delicious fried eggs in the Victorian market till interesting literary narrators in typical pubs, everything is in your hands … We offer you only some ideas to spend a few days in this beautiful city.
- Lunch at the Milk Market
Be kind to Ann Lloyd, and she will cook for you delicious Celtic fried eggs with Irish sausages at the fabulous Milk Market. Breaded fried eggs with minced meat. « Tourists try them with fear » – says Ann, – « but when they do it, then they always ask for more. » Saturday morning is the best time to see the fusion of taste, music and cheerful mood in the old stone building that was once the corn market.
- Discover the great art of Picasso and Jack B. Yeats
Visit the National Gallery of Limerick, to see a good collection of Irish painting. The range of collection is essential, but a good startingpoint would be Chairopanes, a portrait of Jack B. Yeats. In 2012, the gallery opened an additional space with a budget of 1.7 million euros.
However, your cultural enrichment would not be complete without a visit to the impressive Hunt Museum and its special exhibitions: one of the best collections of Celtic and medieval treasures outside Dublin, which includes works by Picasso, Renoir and Henry Moore. There is also the route of treasure hunt for children, a gift shop and a nice cafe overlooking the River Shannon.
- Sit together with the most famous writer of Limerick
Explore the life of the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Frank McCourt, visiting his old school that has been converted into a museum. Although born in Brooklyn, he grew up in Limerick and is the author of the bestseller « Angela’s Ashes », where he talks about his childhood in Limerick.
This novel includes a tour of the Irish city, during which you can visit 42 interesting objects, described in the book, including a post office, where the author worked, the telegraph and the beautiful squares of Perry, Georgia and next to them, the People’s Park, attractions that cannot be missed in Limerick.
- See a rugby match at Thomond Park
A good way to see the sports culture of Limerick is a visit to Thomond Park, the sacred field for rugby fans, where Munster defeated the mighty All Blacks with the 12-0 score in 1978. You can visit the stands, which are usually reserved for players and referees, as well as the museum.
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