Begin your 3 Day adventure by strolling through the beautiful Craltoe Woods and take a reflective moment. With over 700 Hectares to explore, step out into the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for a gentle, forest ramble or a challenging mountain hike, the choice is yours! Whatever you fancy, there’s no better way to start your day than a wander through the trees.
Venture on a kayaking tour on Ireland’s longest river while taking in many of the city’s landmarks, vibrant history and folklore… Gear up for some real adventure or simply relax and enjoy the local wildlife. The River Shannon is a nature-lovers’ paradise with an abundance of wildlife and amazing things to see.
After tackling the water, a well-deserved lunch is on the menu at Adare Village! Adare is considered to be one of the best dining locations in Ireland, catering for all tastes. After lunch, why not have a round of golf, on the grounds of the prestigious Adare Manor. Alternatively, would you like to step into the shoes of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest? Try out falconry, archery or gun dog training which again are situated on the beautiful grounds of Adare Manor.
Adare is often referred to as the “Gourmet Village” of the Mid-West, regular winners of prestigious national and international food awards, you know you’re in good hands!
Only a 10-minute drive from the hotel, lies Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Ireland’s iconic Castle is a must see on your itinerary to Limerick. Named after the river Raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement. The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies. Graciously restored in the 1960’s and furnished by Lord Gort’s magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle.
Visit Durty Nellies for a spot of lunch. Nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Bunratty Castle and the adjoining Folk, it’s a must stop! Get the fine dining experience in this 1620-era thatched-roof cottage. No matter the time, there’s always something happening at Nellies. And with 400 years of fun to testify, they’ve got the experience there’s no denying that! No trip to Limerick is complete without a nibble or two from the kitchen!
And…. Relax! Time for some well-deserved pampering at Rain Spa. Located on the ground level of the hotel, it couldn’t be more convenient for you and your partner to visit. They have so many luxurious treatments on offer such as massages, Elemis Biotec facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures.
Alternatively, if a Spa Day is not your scene and you are an avid Rugby fan, a visit to the home of Munster Rugby at Thomond Park & Museum is a must!
Enjoy dinner in Porter’s Restaurant or The Quench Bar. Our award-winning Executive Chef, Gerard Costelloe and his team will keep you well fed with all the flavours of the south west. If you fancy a night cap, we highly recommend that you take a visit to Dolan’s Traditional Irish Pub, where they have traditional live music every night.
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, take a trip to the beautiful Lough Gur which is only half an hour’s drive from the Hotel. Lough Gur is a place of enchanting beauty and mystical surroundings. Here you will discover stone circles, megalithic tombs, ring forts and castles. The stunning views and walks around the lakeshore are so impressive! The best place to start your tour is at the visitor’s centre. Stepping through the doors of the thatch roof building, you will be brought back in time!
Returning back to the heart of medieval Limerick City. Your first stop will be to King John’s Castle. The City’s most iconic landmark, brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. Step outside to see the busy courtyard’s medieval tent, blacksmith forge and scenes from a 17th-century siege. Watch out for some lively characters on your visit!
A short walk away, you will find the Hunt Museum, which is one of the top Galleries and Museums in Ireland. It’s home to the greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century.
If you have time, grab a coffee and walk 3 minutes to The Three Bridges which is a 3.6km route along the banks of the River Shannon, which passes by some of Limerick’s most iconic landmarks.
Before you indulge in some retail therapy, grab some at Hook and Ladder Café. Then makeway for O’Connell Street the main thoroughfare of the city of Limerick and check out the latest trends & fashion brandishing the streets! Dotted with many boutiques, including Brown Thomas, you’ll definitely pick up a bundle of unique garbs!
After another day bustling with action, we can already hear the soundtrack of a grumbling belly! It’s time to hit Spitjack for a hot sizzling time! Want the highest quality local produce, expertly prepared, with exceptionally high service standards and the most beautiful dining spaces? We said it once & we’ll say it again it’s time to hit Spitjack!
A menu racked with slippery, juicy goodness… looks like you’ll be eating all night!