Clarion Hotel Limerick
Phone: (353) 61 444100
Fax: (353) 61 444101
Upstairs @ Dolans is way up and above the various venues in Limerick. A part of Dolan's, it is a comfortable and elite space that features great music night after night. The interiors of this venue are complete with wooden furnishings, contemporary art adorning the walls and subtle lighting illuminating the space and adding a dreamy element to the overall ambiance. A well-facilitated venue, high quality lighting and sound systems, projectors and screens give an edge to this charming place. Gracing it's stage are established international names and struggling artists and bands that promise nothing less than an evening full of some catchy original music. Available for jam sessions, corporate functions and private events, this versatile venue also boasts of a meticulous staff that take care of the tiniest details from decorations and drinks to talented DJs and catering.
Established in 1981, this is Limerick's main arts centre. It contains a theater, exhibition area and cinema catering for a wide range of cultural events. The entertainment events on offer throughout the year include opera, musical events, dance performances, lectures and poetry readings. The Belltable provides a venue for all kinds of groups, from local drama groups to international companies.
This six-screen cinema complex provides a selection of films which are usually available nationwide. The cinema is open seven days a week, and each screen has a different starting time. A special feature in this complex is the children's club, which offers a children's choice film every Saturday/Sunday at the reduced rate of GBP1 per child. An accompanying adult is free. See local press for current listings.
Not just the local talents, one can watch scintillating performances of various national and international artists at this amazing venue within the premises of the historic Mary Immaculate College. This multipurpose space is used to host concerts, dramas, dance shows and numerous other enthralling events throughout the year. It has a seating capacity for 510 spectators, and equipped with latest sound and light technology, which makes the performances even more appealing to the senses. Visit their website to know more.
Jackman Park, located within the city center, is the home ground of the Limerick Football Club. With a seating capacity of 3000, the ground has witnessed several unforgettable moments. Some of the legends of football have played on this field. Jackman Park has quite a rich football history to boast of. Call for further details.
Limerick County Circuit Courthouse stands on the prominent Merchants Quay, on the banks of River Shannon. The building dates back to the early 19th century, and is one the few remaining historical structures in the heart of the city. It was refurbished in the year 1957 and currently hosts a variety of literary and cultural events. One of the most popular events held at the Courthouse is the annual Kate O'Brien Weekend, a true delight for literary enthusiasts. Also enjoy exquisite panoramic views from the rooftop. Limerick County Circuit Courthouse is a must-visit destination in Limerick. Call for more details.
The Locke Bar is one of the most characteristic pubs in the city. Located in the city center it offers a wide chose of typical local dishes and beers, combining traditional cuisine and nice blues or Irish live music many times per week. Next door to the pub you will find the The Loft a small and particular theater which style resembles 18th Century Irish atmosphere. A wonderful gastronomic experience will exalt all your five senses.
Gaelic Grounds, also known as the Páirc na nGael, has been the home ground for the city's Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) for several years. With a capacity of more than 49,000, the stadium is a sought after venue for football and hurling fans. The stadium also hosts several other events conducted by the GAA. Call for further details.
Like any European city, Limerick too has its own share of rugby crazy people. In this otherwise peaceful city, it is only this sport that can make the place erupt in shouts and chants. Home of the Irish Rugby Football Union visit the stadium for an unforgettable experience of some action packed rugby. See the muscular players push and tackle each other, either head-on or sideways like a raging bull. There's also a museum where you can learn everything about the Munster Rugby team. Apart from this, the large stadium can also be converted into a venue for concerts and other events. Witness it all here at the Thomond Park in Limerick.
Located on the Limerick Institute of Technology campus, the Millennium Theatre offers great productions. The 350-seat theatre was built in 2003 and has the latest technology. The theatre has put on musical concerts, plays, musicals and even lectures.
This twelve-screen cinema complex provides a selection of films for children and adults. A special feature is the children's club, which features a children's film every Saturday and Sunday at the reduced rate. Accompanying adult is admitted free of charge. See local press for current listings.
Jonathan Swift Theatre, located within the Foundation Building of the University of Limerick, is a regular hang out for lovers of art and theater. It stages brilliant theatrical performances on a regular basis where several renowned as well as upcoming artists have performed. The University of Limerick conducts drama workshops and other events in the Jonathan Swift Theatre at frequent intervals. Call for further details.