The only example of Palladian domestic architecture in Limerick City.

The Bishops’ Palace located in the heart of Limerick City is a restored home that once housed the Protestant Bishops of Limerick. It is the only example of Palladian domestic architecture in Limerick City. From being occupied by the Bishops in the period 1661-1784 it had degenerated to condemned tenement status by the 1960’s before being purchased and restored by the Limerick Civic Trust. The house plays host to The Carrol Collection, an exhibition of memorabilia and family heirlooms collected by five generations of the Carrol Family, starting with Major General Sir William Parker Carrol born in Limerick in 1776. The paintings, photographs, trophies, maps and military decorations offer insight to the social & political history between 1700s and 1920s.

  • The Carrol Collection–an exhibition of memorabilia and family heirlooms
  • Paintings and trophies
  • Maps and military decorations


Open Year Round

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 09:00-17:00
Guided Tours Mon-Fri 11:00 & 14:00
Guided Tours available on Saturday by request


Admission Rates 2019

Free Admission

Useful Information

On street parking and various city centre car parks nearby

Guided tours

Getting There

Located on King’s Island in Limerick city centre

Map Location: 52.670320, -8.625341
Contact Bishops’ Palace

Bishops Palace, Church Street, King’s Island, Limerick City, Ireland

Eircode: V94 FWP5
T: +353 (0)61 313 399
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