Limerick City is situated in Ireland’s Mid-West region and offers UL’s students a great opportunity to explore some of Ireland’s best loved attractions and meet people.
LimerickParkAndRide.com tours give you the chance to experience the countryside travelling in luxury from the University of Limerick campus.
Tours depart from the Foundation Building in UL at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Tour details are available on campus notice boards and also on our Events Page.
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Tickets for our tours are available from the UL Students’ Union Reception.
Tours are subject to change. Please check campus notice boards or our Event List.
Examples of typical tours:
More specialised day tours to capture the natural beauty and history of Ireland may be arranged by contacting our office here or speaking to our representatives by calling 061 381700
Dublin City Tour
Relax and enjoy a day out in Ireland’s capital city with LimerickParkAndRide.com. Departing the foundation building in UL at 9:00 you will be dropped in the heart of Ireland’s capital at 11:15 where you can explore the great attractions on offer in the city centre including:
- National Museum of Ireland (Free entry)
- Irish Natural History Museum (Free entry)
- Collins Barracks (Free entry)
- Dublin Castle and Dublinina Exhibition
- The Book of Kells at Trinity College
- The GPO on O’Connell Street – site of the proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916
- The cultural city centre with shopping, monuments and a vast array of interesting and diverse attractions
Departing Dublin City in the evening and returning you to the University of Limerick.
Dublin City Tour Price: €20
Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour
Departing UL at 9:00 LimerickParkAndRide.com will bring you to visit Co. Cork (the true Republic of Ireland). Our first stop of the day is at the famous 600 year old Blarney Castle where you get to explore this castle where legend has it that to kiss the Blarney Stone will give you the gift of the gab.
After leaving Blarney Castle you will be brought to Cork City – The city was celebrated as a European capital of culture in 2005 and a visit to the city will give you an understanding of why. On arrival in Cork you will be free to explore the great city where visitor attractions include:
- St. Finbars Cathedral
- The English Market
- St. Patrick’s Street
- Grant Parade
- Cork City Goal
- UCC Campus
Entry to Blarney Castle included in the tour price
Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour Price: €30
No visit to Ireland is complete without taking in the beauty of Killarney in Co. Kerry. Departing UL at 9:00 will bring you to the town that is surrounded by the Killarney National Park and looks up to Carauntoohill – the highest mountain in Ireland.
On arrival in Killarney you will be brought to the famous Muckross house where you will be able to take in the history of the house which was visited by Queen Victoria in 1861.
After exploring Muckross house and gardens you will be brought to the beautiful Torq Waterfall overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, before continuing on to Molls Gap.
You will then be returned to Killarney town where you can explore the National Park and the many other attractions of the most beautiful town in Ireland, including:
- St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney
- Jaunting car tours of the area
- Lakes of Killarney
Entry to Muckross included in the tour price
Killarney Tour Price: €30
Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour
Tour departs UL at 9:00. To visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Co. Clare with LimerickParkAndRide.com is not to be missed. The Cliffs of Moher standing at over 700 ft will amaze you as you look across the wild Atlantic Ocean to the Aran Islands. The rugged Burren and its coast will awaken a love for Ireland’s beauty in you.
Entry to the Cliffs is included in the tour price
Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour Price: €25
Bunratty Castle & Burren Tour
Depart UL at 9:00.
The Bunratty & Burren tour will first bring you to the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park where you can explore the restored 15th century castle and the reconstructed 19th century folk park. This attraction gives you an insight into how things were in the Emerald Isle in times gone by. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are a much loved tourist destination in the mid-west. Following this, the tour continues on to the magnificent Burren landscape on the Co. Clare coast.
Entry to Bunratty Castle is included in the tour price
Bunratty Castle & Burren Tour Price: €30
Rock of Cashel Tour
The Rock of Cashel is another jewel in the crown of Ireland’s heritage. The commanding castle structure overlooking the Tipperary town of Cashel is well worth a visit. In 2011 when the British Queen, Elizabeth II, made her historic visit to the Republic of Ireland this place was on her busy schedule as the historic seat of the great Irish king Brian Ború.