Discover the story of Limerick city and county

The story of the city and county is presented through its objects of which there are more than 65,000 in its collection, from Stone Age axes to medieval coins, from the civic sword of Queen Elizabeth I to medals presented to veterans of the 1916 Rising.

Among the more unusual items include: Ireton’s Cat, a mummified cat found on Nicholas Street in the 1890s; a fragment of the largest meteorite that ever fall in Ireland in 1813 and two World War II gas-masks, that fortunately never had to be used.

Limerick Museum is dedicated to the memory of Jim Kemmy, the former Democratic Socialist Party and Labour Party TD for Limerick East and two-time Mayor of Limerick.




Opening Times:

Open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00h

Open Saturday 10:00 – 13:00h; 14:00-17:00h


Admission Prices:

Entry Free

Getting There

Limerick Museum is free and is located in The Old Franciscan Friary, Henry Street, Limerick. It is less than a five-minute walk from the Tourist Office and O’Connell Street and 15 minutes from the rail and bus station.

Map Location: 52.663917, -8.628767
Contact Limerick Museum

Henry Street, Limerick City, Ireland

Eircode: V94 C7W1
T: +353 (0)61 557 740
W: www.limerick.ielimerick-museum
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