Mary Immaculate College is located in Limerick city, in the heart of Ireland’s Mid-West region. Attendance at the TEPE 2017 Conference provides an ideal opportunity to explore the many cultural attractions in the area. If you haven’t been to Ireland before, this may be your opportunity to experience its cultural and historical attractions.

Limerick City

Set on the banks of the River Shannon, Limerick is a modern city known for its historical, cultural and literary roots and traditions. Some of the attractions in Limerick City, all within walking distance of Mary Immaculate College, include:

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.

King John’s Castle

King John’s Castle is a 13th Century Castle situated on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick City Gallery of Art is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th -21st century art in all media.

Frank McCourt Museum

A vivid reconstruction of life in the lanes of Limerick, including memorabilia from the author of Angela’s Ashes.

The Milk Market

Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Mary Blessed Virgin has had a long and eventful history. It was founded in 1168 on the site of a palace donated by Donal Mor O’Brien King of Munster.

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Mid-West Region

If you are planning to spend a little longer in Ireland, there is a wealth of cultural expeditions available on Limerick’s doorstep. These include:

The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays. So whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, it’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Cliffs of Moher (1 hour from MIC)

The magnificent Cliffs of Moher top the list of places to see and things to do in Ireland, and are Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (20 minutes from MIC)

Experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

The Burren (45 minutes from MIC)

Explore the renowned Karst landscape spanning County Clare.

Surfing in Co. Clare (1 hour from MIC)

Visit some one of Co. Clare’s acclaimed surfing destinations to catch some waves along the Atlantic Ocean.

Adare (20 minutes from MIC)

Often-called one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, Adare is certainly worth a visit.

Other Parts of Ireland to Explore

Limerick is well connected by motorway, bus and rail routes to most destinations in Ireland. The following major cities are within a few hours of Limerick:

Galway (1 hour, 15 minutes from MIC)

Cork (1 hour 30 minutes from MIC)

Dublin (2 hours from MIC)

Waterford (2 hours from MIC)