Crescent District Tour (Self Guided), Limerick

The historic Irish city of Limerick is home to a great number of beautiful attractions for tourists to enjoy. Here in the Crescent area visitors can enjoy top-quality art galleries, fascinating museums, elegant monuments and much more. Take our Crescent Tour to see all the best attractions in this part of the city.
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Crescent District Tour Map

Guide Name: Crescent District Tour
Guide Location: Ireland » Limerick (See other walking tours in Limerick)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: alice
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Presbyterian Church
  • Tait Clock
  • Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • Spring Rice
  • O'Connell Monument
  • Mount St. Alphonsus
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Old Presbyterian Church

1) Old Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian community has been part of Limerick since the 17th Century. This old Presbyterian Church, which was erected in 1817, is that community’s most beautiful edifice in the city. Although since converted into offices, the wonderful exterior of red brick and Portland stone remains in place because it is a protected structure.
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Tait Clock

2) Tait Clock

The Tait Clock was built in 1867 in honor of Limerick mayor Sir Peter Tait, who is best remembered for greatly boosting the local economy by opening the Limerick Clothing Factory. The clock is a tall and beautiful Gothic structure.
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Limerick City Gallery of Art

3) Limerick City Gallery of Art (must see)

The Limerick City Gallery of Art is one of the best places in Limerick to enjoy fine art works. Opened in 1936, the museum has one of the largest art collections in the whole region. Its permanent collection of Irish art from the 18th Century to the present day includes famous names such as Paul Henry and Sean Keating. A number of great rotating exhibitions are also staged here each year, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography and more.
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Spring Rice

4) Spring Rice

The Spring Rice is a beautiful monument located within the People's Park that was erected in 1829. This monument consists of a Greek Doric column upon which rests a statue of Thomas Spring Rice, a very popular local politician. The monument was built by Henry Aaron Baker and the statue was made by Thomas Kirk.
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O'Connell Monument

5) O'Connell Monument

The O'Connell Monument is one of Limerick’s most famous monuments. It was erected in 1857 in honor of Daniel O'Connell, a very influential Irish politician from the 19th Century. This bronze statue depicts O'Connell bearing the Act of Catholic Emancipation.
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Mount St. Alphonsus

6) Mount St. Alphonsus

The Mount St. Alphonsus is one of Limerick’s most beautiful churches. It was designed in 1879 by architect Thomas Hardwick. This Gothic structure has wonderfully inscribed windows as well as some fascinating sculptures. Listen out for the bells from the Bell Tower to the right of the church building.

Walking Tours in Limerick, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Limerick

Create Your Own Walk in Limerick

Creating your own self-guided walk in Limerick is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Limerick is one of Ireland's main tourist destinations, located just a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport. Tourism is growing at a spectacular rate in this region. The city is the first to provide visitors with 'Street Ambassadors' that help tourists make their stay more enjoyable and help them out. Take this orientation walk to visit the most popular attractions of Limerick.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Limerick Nightlife Tour

Limerick Nightlife Tour

Like many Irish cities, Limerick is a friendly place full of life and fun. As well as being a top tourist destination for its museums, castles and magnificent cathedrals, the city is also a vibrant nightlife hub. Take our Nightlife Tour to find all the best hotspots in Limerick to go after dark.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Downtown Limerick Tour

Downtown Limerick Tour

As a city that dates back to pre-Viking times, Limerick has seen its fortunes rise and fall many times over the course of more than a millennium. Today, the city retains a rich heritage of beautiful buildings that highlight some of the different times and styles Limerick has seen. Take our Downtown Tour to see the top attractions of central Limerick.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Limerick Churches Tour

Limerick Churches Tour

Limerick is one of Ireland’s most beautiful cities, with a number of interesting landmarks and wonderful architecture, both old and new. One of the top architectural attractions of Limerick is its outstanding churches and other religious sights. Take our Churches tour to see the most prominent sacred sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
King’s Island District Tour

King’s Island District Tour

Limerick is a historic Irish city with lots of interesting tourist attractions to be seen. One of its most famous areas is King’s Island, where visitors can see amazing medieval castles, modern buildings, beautiful churches and fascinating museums. Take our King’s Island Tour to see all the top attractions of this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles