There are so many fun things to do in Limerick, you don’t even need to worry about spending too much money if you don’t need to! Keep reading for things to do in Limerick when you’re broke AF!
1. Browse Unidays
Browse Unidays for the best student deals that may make it a bit easier to save money for your next night out in Limerick. Sign up here.
2. Use your student discount at the cinema.
Cinemas in Limerick usually have a student night where they have a special ticket and popcorn deal just for students, just present your student card!
3. Rent a Coca Cola bike and cycle around Limerick for only €1 a day!
You may have already seen the Coca Cola bikes around Limerick. But you may not know that they’re only there is a convenient 3-Day Subscription option available online for just €3. The first 30-minutes of each hire is at no charge, for longer hires a charge applies. You could also get an annual bike rent card for €10.
4. Become friends with someone who you may not met otherwise.
Friends are priceless and so is the time spent with them.
5. Enjoy a fun filled day at Milk Market.
The Milk Market is a must in Limerick city, with countless stalls, live music and a large free seating area it’s a great place to go to enjoy a food and fun filled day. You can enjoy the market without having to spend any money, just wandering around the stalls, enjoying the smells, the atmosphere and admiring the quirky handcrafted goods stalls. The Milk Market is open Friday: 10:00 – 15:00, Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00 and Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00.
6. Go trampolining at Jumplanes.
You can’t get any better than Jumplanes, just on the outskirts of Limerick. Lanes and lanes of indoor trampoline heaven, you can bounce away for an hour for only €8 an hour.
7. Visit beautiful artwork at Limerick City Gallery of Art (for free)!
LCGA is an art gallery in the middle of limerick featuring amazing paintings, video projects, photos and exhibitions. And best of all it’s free!
8. Take a stroll through People’s Park.
The People’s Park in Perry Square is a beautiful place for a relaxing stroll, with a drinking fountain, children’s playground, a bandstand and two park shelters.
9. Take a beautiful scenic walk around Riverbank walk.
If you’re in Limerick you have to take a scenic walk along the beautiful river Shannon.
10. Use your student discount at the Hunt Museum.
The Hunt Museum Exhibiting one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century. It’s normally €6 but free every Sunday and 2 get in for the price of 1 on Mondays. The museum also does walking tours of Limerick for a tenner.
11. Take advantage of the UL Gym.
For a UL student it’s only €3 to use the gym…broke or not you really have no excuse!
12. Get exclusive access to Thomond Stadium.
If you’re looking for something interesting and a little different to do Thomond Stadium offers museum and stadium tours for €10. The stadium tour takes you to places usually only accessible to players and officials.
13. Window shop at Crescent Shopping Centre.
It sounds like torture but the Cresent Shopping Centre always has a really chill atmosphere and it’s always fun to soak some of that up as you window shop and maybe get inspiration to save for your next purchase.
14. Grab some coffee with friends at a local cafe.
There’s nothing cheaper or more relaxing than catching up with friends over a cup of coffee, and Limerick is jam packed with cafes, from Costa to the Stormy Teacup.
15. Hike the amazing trails at Lough Gur.
Lough Gur is a beautiful part of Limerick, with amazing trails and walks as well as a chance to see the historic stone circle, all for free.
16. Visit the histoirc Frank McCourt Museum.
If you’ve ever read Angela’s Ashes then this museum is a must! The building housed the old Leamys School, which was attended by Frank McCourt and mentioned several times in his memoir Angela’s Ashes.
17. Give riversports a try on the River Shannon.
With the River Shannon running through Limerick there is plenty of watersports for you to try, whether it’s kayaking or paddle boarding, all at various reasonable prices.
18. Hike through Clare Glens Loop Walking Trail.
This is a heavily wooded gorge with a series of waterfalls and rapids giving breath-taking scenery.
19. Claim “your” official study spot at Limerick Library.
Libraries are a great source of entertainment if you’re low on money. Once you have a library card, which can usually be purchased for a few euro, you’re free to take out books from the Limerick Library on Michael Street.
20. Drink wine and roller-skate at Rollerjam.
For a tenner each you and four friends can go to Rollerjam, Limerick student night on Wednesdays and get a slice of pizza and a glass of wine. Night sorted!
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"Sarah Talty is a freelance journalist based in Ireland. Sarah has interviewed everyone from astronauts to rappers and loves nothing more than researching and writing about something that excites her. She has been published in Pretty52, The Limerick Magazine, Splendry, The Limerick Voice, Campus.ie, TravelFashionGirl, The Clare Champion, Society 19 and The Clare People.