Category Archives: Limerick

County Limerick

Summerville Holiday Hostel

Summerville Holiday Hostel in County Limerick promises some nice and comfortable accommodation at very competitive prices. Single, twin or family rooms are sure to meet the needs of everybody. Modern showering facilities are provided for the convenience of the guests. The customer service at this hostel is top notch and it’s hard for the guests to check out of the hostel without being satisfied. From June to August, guests are treated to a free light continental breakfast. A fully equipped kitchen allows the guests to cook the meals they want the way they want in a cost effective manner. Some interesting and informative mingling can be done in the common room with the other guests, leading to new friendships from all over the world. Free car parking is much appreciated by the guests.

Trainor’s Hostel

Trainor’s Hostel in Ballingarry Village is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the rural countryside of County Limerick. This hostel is not open all year. You can book your accommodation here from March to September. The hostel has two private rooms and 30 beds for the accommodation needs of its guests. Parking and family rooms are also available. The usual fully equipped kitchen and common room can be found here. Linen is included in the price. Meals are available at reasonable prices. A bar allows guests to enjoy some fine drinks. The lounge offers a nice alternative to boredom in the form of some interesting reading selection.

Ballyhoura

The Ballyhoura area is famous for its walks. Parts of this area are located in both County Limerick and County Cork. The summer walking festival in this area is very popular with avid walkers. The Seefin climb here is a memorable walk. If you are more inclined to take on long distance tracks, Ballyhoura Way will fit the bill perfectly. This walking route extends to almost 90 kilometres in length. You will come across Seefin Mountain on this trail and marvel at the amazing views of six counties available from this vantage point. Explorers will be delighted to know that they will get a chance to check out castles, churches and abbeys that are abundantly located in this area. The walk starts from Greenwood Forest which you can reach from Glenosheen. The track available here is called the Goat’s Path. You can stop to check out Castle Philip along the way which is said to have been the hiding place for outlaws. It will take a bit of time and effort to reach the peak of Seefin Mountain which is almost 528 metres high. From here, you can take the downhill track to descend back into the quietness of the Greenwood Forest. Other sites that attract tourists here are the Mitchelstown Caves, the Lough Gur Heritage Centre, the Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park and the medieval town of Kilmallock.