With dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, goats, pot-bellied black pigs, donkeys, ponies, chickens, and rabbits to see, the Limerick Animal Welfare Field of Dreams Sanctuary in Kilfinane is as good as any pet farm! You are welcome to walk a dog, pet a cat, or take a stroll through the beautiful gravel walkways which wind through the fields and you will experience the extraordinary views of the surrounding countryside and the Ballyhoura Hills. Open to the public 7 days per week from 11am to 3pm. You are welcome to bring treats, but please drop them to the reception for staff to distribute to the animals as some are on special food/diet.
Head to the People’s Park in Limerick City, the main park in the city which houses a children’s playground, the Limerick City Gallery of Art, bandstand and plenty of flowers and trees to enjoy.
Bring the kids to one of these libraries in Limerick. Most have children’s sections where the kids can sit down and entertain themselves with the great selection of books, games and puzzles. Some also offer weekly story times.
Here are some fun playgrounds in Limerick that we can recommend, including at People’s Park, Mungret and Loughill.
The Great Southern Greenway Limerick is a 39km off-road walking and cycling route along an old railway line that connects the three market towns of Rathkeale, Newcastlewest and Abbeyfeale in West Limerick. You’ll find plenty to spot along the Greenway from Norman castles, medieval ruins, workhouses, famine graveyards, deserted railway stations, a viaduct and of course, some breathtaking scenery.