The 10 best travel blogs about Limerick.
Living in a city can often result in your forgetting how others perceive it.
I think it was Patrick Kavanagh in his poem Advent who used the line ‘Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder’.
In this blog I have attempted to curate 10 of the very best blogs about Limerick, most of which have been written by travel writers and bloggers over the past few years.
It wasn’t long ago that a leading travel publication described Limerick as ‘best seen through the rear view mirror’. Thankfully this perspective has radically changed.
Our ever improving tourism offering and our new sense of confidence is resulting in more and more positive reviews from some very interesting sources.
So here we go:
- Why I Love Limerick (and Why You Should, Too)
This went viral back in 2014. Brenna Holeman was a Community Manager for Expedia who chose Limerick as her travel destination. With an open mind this is what she discovered-
- Introducing Limerick: Ireland’s City of Culture
At the age of 26, Kate McCulley quit her job to travel the world alone. She spent six fantastic months in Southeast Asia and turned her travel blog into a full-time business. Kate visited Limerick in 2014 during our year as National City of Culture. This was her experience.
- Limerick, Ireland: We Didn’t Expect How Great It Is!
Lillie is a 34-year-old, Boston native who taught high school English in the Boston Public Schools before flying out in August of 2009 to begin voyaging around the world. She discovered Limerick and was pleasantly surprised
- 10 reasons to visit Limerick city
Neil is from London originally. He started writing in 2005 with a last minute trip to South Africa. From there things spiralled and in 2010 he started his dedicated travel blog where you can find all sorts of useful info on backpacking, road trips, hostels, weekend breaks, volunteering etc. He visited Limerick after reading Brenna Holeman’s 2014 piece (see above). Here is his review:
- Lighting up Limerick
In 2015 I saw a tweet from a couple who were travelling Europe. Kyle and Robin were both Urban Planning students from the US. They were looking to meet with people along their travels. I offered to show them Limerick. This was their experience.
- Two days in Limerick
Seamus Murphy is a writer for Trenditionist a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Here he writes a travel post for MyDiscoverIreland
- 10 Great Reasons to visit Limerick
Pol O’Conghaile needs very little introduction on the Irish Travel writing scene. A travel writer with Independent Media Pol visited Limerick back in 2014. This post includes a great video as well as his top 10 things to do when visiting.
- The Best Guinness in Limerick
Amber describes herself as a recovering tax attorney from the largest law firm in the world who is out to gain new experiences and a new outlook on life. Her aim is to reclaim her life, her health, and her sanity, by traveling, writing, and eating, all while traveling With Husband (Eric) In Tow. They are regular visitors to Limerick and here’s one of my favourite posts from them
- 47 things Limerick has that you quite simply won’t get in Dublin
You might think that last thing the popular Lovin Dublin website might do is to publish a list of the best things Limerick has to offer. Well, they did. This is the result
- Charles Dickens
We couldn’t leave out one of our own on this list so we will leave the last word to the popular Limerick historian Sharon Slater who describes a visit to Limerick by Charles Dickens. His descriptions of the city were interesting, to say the least!