Nature & Parks in Limerick

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Limerick, Ireland

Nature & Parks in Limerick

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  • Jason W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the best experiences during our visit to Ireland. It is evident that a lot of work goes into their garden with the rock scapes and amazing diversity of plants. It was interesting that they had so many rare and unusual plants from around the world. We came away with lots of ideas to do in our own yard.
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Denis
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been visiting Tera for the last 4/5 years and every time we visit, we adore every second.
    This visit- we were 3 adults and 3 children (8,5&3) and there was something for everyone.

    Entry is €8/adult and €6/child with access to free tea, coffee and biscuits. You will not find better value anywhere

    There are lovey fairy statues and doors everywhere with a story that follows the adventures of Delvin.

    At the end, there is a lovely hobbit house with an amazing value shop. (There were fairy doors there for at least half the price of some other shops)

    We hope to visit again before the end of the summer and tell all our friends about the amazing gem.
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Jim S
    Limerick, Ireland38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is a nice place to relax, have a leisurely stroll and enjoy the trees, flowers and gardens. There are nice flowers blooming throughout the warm months. All paved paths for walking the doggos or kiddos. A playground has been rebuilt in 2024, it looks nice. There is an art museum on one of the corners which is free to enter and has coffee and treats and bathrooms.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Aoife H
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ballyhoura Walk : July 2021
    We are a group of 10 walkers ranging in ages from 28 to 68 and with varying degrees of fitness. Our aim was to walk from Liscarroll to Tipperary town on the Ballyhoura walking trail in three and half days. The walk is mostly well marked, challenging in parts but well worth the trip. We stayed in the Park Hotel in Charleville which I would highly recommend for their accommodation, food and friendliness.
    Thursday afternoon: Liscarroll to Shinagh
    This was a walk along quiet rural roads past the Donkey Sanctuary and through the quiet village of Churchtown. There is a grocery shop here, in a somewhat hidden location, where you can get coffee, ice-cream etc. As you leave Churchtown, you walk on a busy road for about 3km before reaching quiet roads again. The walk was 12km long and took 3hours approx for all to complete.
    Friday; Shinagh to Ballyorgan
    We left Shinagh, crossed the railway line and joined the main Cork road. We walked for about 500 metres towards Charleville along the side of the main road before taking a right turn onto a rural road. We walked uphill along the road until we reached a sign pointing to the right. This boreen was overgrown and impassable, so we continued along the road, taking the next right, all the time climbing. We re-joined the signposted way some time later at a left turn when we went off road and walked along forest roads. Take care not to miss a right turn with a barrier across it. We followed the signs, all the time climbing until we reached a sign pointing to the right up a steep stone path to Carrow Mountain. The views from up there were worth the effort. The path down was tough underfoot along scree initially and across heather covered ground where the path is not always obvious. We re-joined the forest roads near Philip’s castle and walked downhill to the Bike Trail Shop. A number of the walkers stopped here, the rest continued on to Glenosheen and from there to Ballyorgan. The walk was about 32km long and took about 8 hours. It was a most enjoyable hike but I wouldn’t recommend doing this walk on a wet day. Remember to bring food and water.
    Saturday : Ballyorgan to Galbally
    We left Ballyorgan and walked along the road for 2km before turning right and walking up hill along the edge of the forest all the time following the signs. We exited on to a rural road through farmland and into another forest where there we got great views of the surrounding landscape as we walked. There was a steep descent on to a busy road before arriving in Kilfinane where we got lunch. Leaving Kilfinane, we followed the road uphill for 1.5km before turning left onto a horse path, then a cut away forest and then along the edge of a forest. We descended into Ballylanders along rural roads and from Ballylanders to Galbally along a quiet road. The walk was 28km long approx. and took us 7 hours.
    Sunday: Galbally to Tipperary
    The rain poured down and unfortunately we had to abandon the walk but will return to complete it at a future date.
    Summary: This is a great hike across varying terrain and with some outstanding views. A certain level of fitness is required but slow and steady will get you there.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • Maggie C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really nice family camping park. Pitches are spacious and nice and flat. Lots of lovely walks in area and coffee shop on site was a big plus.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Becky R
    Cork, Ireland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My boyfriend and I went on the group trek. Both of us really enjoyed ourselves. Having very little horse riding experience before hand, I strongly recommend this to people of all abilities. We loved the set up, the horses were gorgeous and the other animals running around (kittens & dogs) make this thoroughly enjoyable for animal lovers!! Thanks again to everyone at Boskill!
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • Travelling_with_kids
    Athlone, Ireland131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this playground while on a short break to limerick. Our kids are still talking about it, saying it was the best playground ever. Theres something there to suit all ages of kids
    Written 2 August 2021
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  • Roisin B
    26 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    While it is great to have an open green space anywhere in the city, Arthur's Quay isn't the prettiest park. The location by the city is excellent but there is often rubbish around and so is not that inviting. It is at it's best when it's being used for events and festivals like Riverfest.
    Written 12 February 2018
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  • Traveler86
    Limerick, Ireland567 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Irish trails.ie have all the trails around the country.but more shoud be developed around west Limerick as great asset is the hills in west Limerick.
    Written 9 August 2016
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  • Thomas B
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam119 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Post does not list an Eircode for most of the companies in the Park.Unbelievable.The Park has been open a considerable time.Lng enough to be recognised internationally-no excuse
    Written 23 November 2020
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little park by the river which affords beautiful views across the Shannon to St. John's Castle. There's a boardwalk along the river which is lovely to stroll along and this leafy little ark is as good a place as any to stop and sit to enjoy the views.
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • saeb38
    Greystones, Ireland1,558 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went past the garden and had to ring to find where it was. No sign. Parking on road. Garden a little tired but beautiful selection of flowers. Met the owner and this year has been hard with C-19. Very interesting visit and I’d suggest if you are passing drop in.
    Written 2 August 2020
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  • Trish M
    Philadelphia, PA130 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did this trail in three sections. Limerick to Killaloe was great. A bit hard to find the trail in places and well worth it. Then did Killaloe to Garrykennedy. Despite being unprepared for the large mountain in the middle (totally my fault). It was a great hike. I then attempted to do the final segment from Garrykennedy to the end. I was using all trails. I elected to use the road rather than the field route for the first segment. Then along the river there was no road option.

    Most of the path was behind fencing which kept me separated from the cows and then I came to a section that ran along a field with no separation ( I checked on AllTrails and I was on the official path). At first it seemed like no big deal as the cows were lying down all the way across the field. As I was about halfway to the gate they all ran over to me. There were calves. They were all black cows. I thought at first they wanted to be fed or something similar. I could not get to the gate. I stepped behind a shin height wire fence that ran along a canal like water way thinking if I stayed quiet they would get bored and drift away. Nope. The all bunched up against the fence and some started bellowing and jumping around. I saw no other option but the ditch. I jumped in thinking I could wade across. Nope. It was waist to chest level deep. I had to haul myself out on the other bank by using a small tree for leverage. Then I had to push through nettles and brambles to get up another embankment to the path. Had to cross another field (this one with sheep thank god ) to get to a road. Luckily my phone and battery were in a plastic bag and still worked. Called my cousin and got them to pick me up. I think it is very dangerous to route the public through private cattle fields and this segment should be rerouted or eliminated
    Written 19 May 2023
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