Our pigmy goats, Mint and Moo, Bertie the pig and all live in harmony in their pen and just love to meet the visitors. The donkeys and ponies while away the days grazing in their fields and would be delighted to be offered some carrots or apples.
Visit the pier and slipway
On a fine day and when the tide is in, the Pier and Slipway are very popular for swimming and water sports. Why not join the local children and jump off the pier or watch the jet-skis.
A group of friendly bottle-nosed dolphins are regular visitors and are amazing to watch.
Throughout the garden there are many varieties of shrub roses. May and June are months when the garden is full of flowering trees and shrubs, while the other months have many other interesting delights. Location: 25kms from Limerick City off the N69 Foynes Road.
Visit Askeaton and its castle
Located at 10 minutes drive, the mediaeval village of Askeaton was once a stronghold of the Munster Geraldines, the Anglo-Norman Earls of Desmond. With its winding streets and imposing ruins you will find a rare mix of old and new.
The focal point of Askeaton is the castle which stands in the centre of the town on a rocky island on the River Deel. Founded by William de Burgo in 1199, it became the dwelling place of the Kings of Munster. In the mid 14th century the castle was rebuilt and what you see today is the impressive ruins of Askeaton’s Desmond Castle.
Foynes flying boat museum
The famous flying boats were frequent visitors, carrying a diverse range of people from celebrities to refugees. The award winning Flying Boat Museum recalls this era with a comprehensive range of exhibitions and memorabilia. The Maritime Museum portrays the history and personality of the River Shannon from Limerick City to Loop Head. The River Shannon is a huge feature in the history and mythology of Ireland and this new museum features some of that history.
‘Feile Laindeir’ is a lantern festival held in Askeaton every Autumn. Local artists from the Deel Arts group take to the River Deel with the rowing club and display their hand made willow lanterns on the water. Taking advantage of the calm tidal waters, they create a mind-blowing show of light and reflections accompanied by enchanting music. While on the riverbanks local children and adults carry brightly decorated lanterns complementing the watery show. This unique event relies on a deep tide so the exact date is announced nearer the time.
Visit Adare Village
With its picture postcard main street of thatched cottages and medieval buildings, Adare village is rich in ancient and archaeological remains with a history dating back to 1200 AD and a unique attractiveness which has made it a popular tourist destination.
The Shannon Estuary Way is a place where you can take time to slow down, unwind, retreat and relax. Take a step into nature and disconnect from your daily stresses. Catch the sunrise to the East of the Estuary or the rouge sunset from the West. Take your pick at a yoga retreat, pause at the pier and listen to the sound of silence accompanied by beautiful bird song.
Nevsail Watersports & Adventures run watersports and adventure activities throughout all of Ireland. Whether you are looking for some extreme sports or simply want a relaxing adventure outing, they can arrange this for you.
West Coast Aqua Park is an epic adventure for all the family to enjoy. Jump, slide, climb and bounce your way around our inflatable obstacle course on the water. Beat the obstacles, race your friends and family- and watch them get totally wiped out!
They are located in Killaloe and Kilrush
Whether you are indulging in some retail therapy, searching for the perfect souvenir or simply window shopping, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Limerick. Limerick city centre is compact, easy to navigate and boasts a range of big brands and independent stores.