Things to do in Limerick


The Castle Oaks offers the visitor the opportunity to indulge in some of the best fishing in Ireland, as the River Shannon flows along the bottom of our gardens. Our angling manager will provide you with expert guidance for all your fishing needs. Six miles away at Killaloe, on the shores of Lough Derg, Ireland's main pleasure lake, & a wide variety of water sports are available including boating, swimming & water skiing.


This is truly the best way to absorb the beauty of the Shannon Region. A network of quiet country roads & lanes, forest paths & mountain trails will take you into the heart of beautiful, rural countryside.


Lough Derg Cycleway - Lough Derg, which covers 32,000 acres, is one of the largest & most beautiful lakes in Ireland. Low hills & mountains with a shoreline of marvelous inlets & bays surrounding it offer a wealth of routes to choose from along quiet country roads with a relatively flat terrain. With its breathtaking scenery, the area has been referred to as 'a cyclist's paradise'.


Wherever you go in County Limerick you are never far away from a golf course. You will find more than 30 quality courses, each one uniquely challenging & with a character that is visually exciting. Golfers can test their skills from the windswept dunes of championship links, or simply play a relaxing eighteen holes on mature parkland of tree-lined fairways.

Horse Riding

The geography of the region is ideally suited to horse riding throughout the entire year, & especially over the winter months during the hunting season. Mountain trails, forest paths, country lanes & deserted beaches all compete in popularity. There are many riding centres offering a wide range of facilities for the novice or experienced rider.

Nearby Attractions:

  • University Concert Hall

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty, Co. Clare

  • The Hunt Museum, Limerick City

  • Glenstal Abbey

Festivals & Events

The Castle Oaks House Hotel is only a 5 minutes drive from the University of Limerick Concert Hall. For a full list of live entertainment, concerts, recitals, drama, comedy and dance contact or 061-331549

Select Hotels of Ireland Partnership Promotions

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