Ten things to like about the Treaty City

Long considered a tough town on the way from Shannon to somewhere else, Limerick has become a much hipper place in recent years.

Here’s a compendium of 10 things I like about the New Limerick – seek them out, and discover some Limerick gems of your own!

A hidden gem in the pantheon of Irish collections of art and artifacts – well worth a visit.

King John's Castle

Super-cool place to bring kids — lots of history from Viking times to the 21st century — worth a look!

The Cornstore

A stalwart of the New-Irish cuisine movement; farm-to-table is highlighted here, warm atmosphere and great service on Thomas Street.

The George Boutique Hotel

Moderately-priced business hotel, central to all of downtown and the river. Friendly staff and a decent Italian restaurant onsite.

Milk Market

Beautiful array of artisanal foods and handcrafted items for a taste of modern Ireland.

Hook and Ladder

Trendy and intriguing combo of cafe, cookery school and furniture showroom – a growing chain.

Taikichi Japanese

Taikichi Japanese Restaurant

Wonderful sushi and katsu dishes, superb for a quick takeaway….call ahead.

University of Limerick Accommodation

On the edge of town, great place for a longer stay; top-notch athletic and conference facilities.

Mother Mac's pub

Since 2015, a new take on the traditional Irish pub – craft beers, no TV!

Lena's Sewing and Craft Shop

Everything for the home sewer, knitter and crochet artiste. Mostly acrylic yarns but a nice assortment of wool as well as cotton threads. Friendly and helpful staff.