The best campervans and motorhomes for hire near Limerick
Lending its name to the humorous poems, Limerick isn’t a city that deserves to be laughed at. The historic centre has an impressive number of stunning Georgian-era structures, including St John’s Cathedral, which has the tallest spire in Ireland. But beyond the reach of the city streets, Limerick is ringed by commanding areas of natural beauty. One of the best ways to begin discovering it all is by taking to the N69 Scenic Drive to Tralee, which at just 100 kilometres long provides a great alternative to the 2,500-kilometre-long Wild Atlantic Way. Walkers are also well-catered for with any number of paths in Curraghchase Forest Park as well as among the mountains of Ballyhoura in the Golden Vale.
Shannon Airport, Ireland’s second main international airport, is located just 20 kilometres west of the city centre. Aer Lingus, Ryanair, and United Airlines provide routes across Europe and North America. The airport can be reached via the N18 dual carriageway, which connects with the M7 motorway (for Dublin to the east) and M20 (for Cork to the south). The M7 has a toll of around €3 for campervans, while the M20 is toll free. Limerick is well-connected by rail. Regular services arrive and depart from the city’s Colbert Station. There are 16 daily services to Dublin, as well as five to Galway and two to Waterford.
There are a good number of parking spaces within Limerick city centre, including on-street parking in Broad Street and the Colbert Station car park. The latter is open 24-hours a day, with prices charged at €5 for a 24-hour period. Larger motorhome hire in Limerick may have difficulty fitting into bays, in which case the best options are to park in either designated campervan sites, or the free overnight parking that can be found east of Limerick opposite Main Street in Glin, where there is a fresh water pipe and rubbish bin.