The Hunt Museum Limerick is home to one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Generously donated to the 'people of Ireland' by John and Gertrude Hunt who collected pieces from the four corners of the world. The Collection reflects our Celtic past as well as masterworks by Da Vinci, Yeats and Renoir. The elegant eighteenth century Custom House provides an ideal setting for an enjoyable visit, where the riverside restaurant looks out over the Curragour Falls and the museums gift shop showcases a wide range of local and international crafts and gifts.
Foynes Flying Boat Museum Limerick is dedicated to recalling that historic time from 1939 to 1945, when Foynes, Ireland, became the centre of the aviation world. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes. This was the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic.
King John’s Castle is a 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic River Shannon offering wonderful views of Limerick City.
Adare Village in Limerick close for Shannon Airport is a major tourist destination, with many tours of Ireland's stopping off in this pretty village. There are many thatched cottages in this medieval steeped village. The local heritage centre, which gives a deep insight into the history of the village, also hosts a number of craft shops. Adare which is situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the river Shannon, is designated as a Heritage Town by the Irish Government.
You cannot leave Limerick without visiting the Treaty Stone. This infamous slab commemorates the famous Treaty of Limerick signed in 1691. It is located on Clancys Strand, beside the river Shannon and opposite King Johns Castle in the city centre.
Constructed around 1830 by the Pery Square Tontine Company, the Georgian House in Limerick city is one of a terrace of six houses that are collectively considered to be the best example of late Georgian architecture in the whole country.
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