Events in Limerick May – June 2012

Greyhound Racing
Limerick Greyhound Racing
May – June 2012 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium
Top class dog racing every Friday and Saturday with great atmosphere, food and drink in comfortable surroundings

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Dog Racing at Limerick Greyhound Stadium

Funderland Limerick
25th May – 10th June 2012 at Groody Road, Limerick City
Funderland is a huge Theme Park featuring up to five roller coasters, two giant Ferris wheels, and  numerous other top attractions from Europe. 
Tons of fun at affordable priceswith top class entertainment, thrill attractions, family attractions, side attractions and much more. A great day out for the entire family and one of the best events in Limerick.

Bloomsday in Bruff
13th – 17th June 2012 in Bruff, County Limerick
This five day festival celebrates the work of James Joyce including his novel Ulysses. Theatre, readings, talks, music and fun in and around Bruff, Co. Limerick. 
This is the fourth year of Bruff’s Bloomsday Festival with more events this year than ever before. Re-visit the Ireland of 1904 and and dress up vintage 1904 if you wish! Learn about Joyce’s friendship with George Clancy who later became Mayor of Limerick.

Lough Gur Summer Solstice 2012
22nd – 24th June 2012  at Lough Gur
Lough Gur has been inhabited for at least 5,500 years since the arrival of the Neolithic people and represents each of the ages,
Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian Period, Medieval Period and Post-medieval Period
Lough Gur Summer Solstice 2012 is a fun weekend of entertainment including drama and music, children’s events, traditional skittles, at Lough Gur with stone age re-enactments. Also guided walks of Lough Gur exploring life over 5000 years ago.

Five Places Worth Visiting In Limerick

Limerick City Gallery of Art is amongst the country’s best art galleries, and one of the places worth visiting in Limerick with 831 artworks representing the past 300 years that date as far back as the 1700s. About 200 of these are available for viewing all year round – these include masterpieces by artists such as Evie Hone, Paul Henry, Sean Keating, Camille Souter and William Orpen. The Limerick City Gallery of Art is also home to the Michael O’Connor International Poster Collection and the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing.

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Limerick Gallery of Art

The Cathedral of Saint Mary Blessed Virgin is Limerick’s oldest building and can tell more stories about the history of the city than any other. It was established in the 12th century where a castle belonging to Donal Mor O’Brien, King of Munster, used to stand. This castle in turn was founded on the ruins of a prominent Viking building which had functioned as the seat of government.  It is agreed by some that sections of Donal Mor O’Brien’s castle form part of the Cathedral that stands today. One of these sections is the West Door, which legend says was the main entranceway of the castle. With so much history behind it, trip to this Cathedral really is a must for visitors to Limerick. Continue reading

Five Tasty Restaurants In Limerick

It is the dishes that really make Hamptons restaurant, beside the  5 star Savoy Hotel, so acclaimed. The dishes include exquisite versions of classic offerings such as Prawn Cocktail, Ravioli Pasta, Bang Bang Chicken and Irish Stew. Their specialty dish, however, is the Fillet Steak cooked on their Robata grill. Not only will your taste buds be given a treat, however, but the meal itself will be a great experience due to the very friendly staff and the chic furnishings. The strict attention to detail ensures that whatever the occasion – be it birthdays, get-togethers, romantic dates or business lunches – this is one of our recommended restaurants in Limerick.

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Jasmine Palace Chinese Restaurants in Limerick

The Jasmine Palace is indisputably one of Limerick’s most popular restaurants. Chefs hailing from Szechwan, Hong Kong and Shanghai all ensure that authentic dishes specific to these regions are featured on the menu. The exquisite tastes that you will find are complemented by the attentive service that you will experience – nothing is too much trouble. Jasmine Palace was host to the Final Dinner in Circle of Good Food 2000. It also was the winner of the Bushmills Award 2004 for Best Ethnic Restaurant outside Dublin.

Azur has been serving great food to its customers for 6 years now and is already a Limerick institution. It first started operating on O’Connell Street but in 2010 moved to 8 Georges Quay where it became Azur Restaurant, Cafe and Wine Bar. Here, seafood is the main specialty (the piece de resistance being the Azur Hot Seafood Platter), but the French/Irish fusion menu ensures that vegetarians, coeliacs and fans of meat are also very well catered for. Kids are looked after here just as much as the adults, with a dedicated menu and entertainment to keep them busy during the meal. Continue reading