Synonymous with the style of poetry named after the city, Limerick is an ideal vacation destination for families exploring the west of Ireland. The city’s location on the Shannon River means it has long been a hub of travel, arts, culture and history, clearly reflected in its present-day cathedrals, theatres, museums and even its proximity to Ireland’s second-largest airport (Shannon). Visit nearby Bunratty Castle, one of the most kid-friendly castles in Europe, complete with large playground and costumed historical reenactors.
One of our favorite hotels, Adare Manor, is located just a short drive from Limerick. This property exhibits the very best of kid-friendly luxury, from fun activities like falconry and fishing to gorgeous grounds perfect for playtime and fine dining that welcomes children.