From history and culture, to art and sports, Limerick is lucky to have a wide and diverse range of different museums located right across the city. Being situated in the centre of most of them, makes The George Hotel Limerick the perfect place to base yourself if you are looking to explore any of them.
Located just a short stroll from The George Hotel Limerick, The Hunt Museum exhibits one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th century and including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats. It reflects the diverse tastes and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt. 18th and 19th-century decorative arts are also represented with fine examples of silver, glass and ceramics. Artists’ works in the collection include Pablo Picasso, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Roderic O’Conor, Jack B. Yeats, Robert Fagan and Henry Moore. The Museum Gift Shop also offers a delightful range of high-quality gifts for all occasions.
Thanks to the generosity of Maureen O’Hara’s grandson Conor Beau Fitzsimons, who donated an extensive collection of the Hollywood legend’s personal belongings, we now feature the Maureen O’Hara Exhibition. Plans are in place to significantly expand this exhibit as well, so that we can display the entire collection.
Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
This delightful museum is located on the Wild Atlantic Way, along the banks of the beautiful Shannon Estuary in the lovely village of Foynes, the home of Irish Coffee. Here, you can travel back to the 1930s and ’40s, when Foynes played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights. Something which is excitingly captured in the museum. The famous flying boats were frequent visitors, carrying a diverse range of people, from celebrities to refugees. It’s a truly unique place that expertly recalls this era, through a comprehensive range of exhibitions and memorabilia.
This museum’s magnificent collection illustrates the history of Limerick and its people. Its displays include archaeological artefacts, Limerick silver, Limerick lave, examples of local printing, exhibits on the struggle for independence and much more. Located immediately adjacent to King’s John’s Castle, it is a must for any visitor to Limerick City Centre.