Recently, my friends and I have done two walkiing tours with Declan who established Limerick Walking Tours (LWT) to give visitors as well as locals an insight into Limerick, past and present.
As you'll see from the LWT website, there are two themed walks: 1, Medieval Limerick and 2. Georgian Limerick.
If this is your first visit to Limerick, it's a good idea to start with the Medieval Limerick tour as Declan covers many of the highlights of Limerick - St John's Castle, St Mary's Catherdral, the Treaty Stone etc. on this tour.
What makes these tours more enjoyable than other city walking tours I have done over the years is that Declan has researched different aspects of the buildings you'll see on the tour as well as stories that you won't read about in the average guidebook.
While I won't steal his thunder on here, you'll be shown buildings where bullet holes remain from Ireland's civil war; the story of Jack Monday, a black African seaman who settled in Limerick during the Ireland's War of Independence and is thought to have the first black man in the army of the new Irish Free State; and, finally, to whet your appetite, you'll be told about the story behind why Prince Milo of the Montengran Royal Family is buried in Limerick.
The second tour focuses on Georgian Limerick, highlighting Limerick's architecture and people since the 1800s. This tour will introduce you to the Georgian area where you'll learn about the history of the People's Park, the lifestyle of Limerick's aristocracy and their servants, the city's maritime history including stories of the 'famine' ships, locations associated with "Angela's Ashes"......and much more.
So while you'll be introduced to the history of Limerick on both tours, these are not stuffy walking tours, much more a fascinating into Limerick brought alive by Declan with stories of the characters who made Limerick what is is today.
My friends and I enjoyed both tours and you too will get a solid insight into Limerick's history as well as other quirky stories by a local guide who takes great pride in his city.
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