Limerick is the perfect place for a fun-filled weekend away with the girls. Whether you are after some good food and drinks, a relaxing day at the spa, shopping til’ you drop or dancing the night away, Limerick is a compact city jam packed with something to suit everyone’s tastes.
We’ve gathered the best things to do for a girly weekend in Limerick:
Girls weekends can be full of energy and hectic so there is no better way to kick it all off than with some pampering. The Blowdry Parlour in Limerick city centre will have you and your friends feeling glamorous, relaxed and revived ahead of whatever you have planned next.
You don’t need to worry about appointments here, which is handy when you are trying to gather the whole group on time, and blow dries start from just €15 for shorter hair and go up to €30 for a curly blow dry.
If you feel like some more pampering is needed, The Blowdry Parlour also offers makeup and eyelash application as well.
Limerick city centre has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for its evening and night-time economy. This is similar to the flag system awarded to beaches and means you really couldn’t find a better place to spend the night with your girls.
If whiskey is your drink of choice, be sure to visit Michael Flannery’s to experience one of the country’s largest Irish Whiskey collections. If you want to make the night even more special, you can arrange to have an Irish Whiskey tasting as well.
The Coqbull has a fantastic reputation for its delicious cocktails and if you are feeling peckish, you can taste some of the best chicken wings in Limerick at this venue as well.
The restaurant side of Coqbull is also famous for its mouth-watering menu of rotisserie chicken and beef burgers. And if cocktails aren’t to your taste, there is a wide range of craft beers available throughout the year as well.
Pharmacia is one of the most popular bars in Limerick. Alongside its delicious cocktails, the venue is known for its incredibly entertaining pub quizzes. These are often based on cult favourites, like Father Ted, and are always sure to attract a lively crowd.
The staff are another reason why punters return to Pharmacia over and over again. In 2017, the bar launched the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign as a quick and easy means for visitors to the venue to alert staff to any unwanted attention they might be receiving so the situation can be dealt with quickly and discreetly.
The dedicated staff have now also launched a “beat the barmen” challenge where you can score yourself a free drink if you actually do manage to win the challenge.
If you are looking for something different to do on your girls weekend in Limerick, be sure to pay Roller Jam a visit. A traditional roller disco that is like stepping back in time to the days of Grease or Footloose, this is guaranteed to have everyone enjoying themselves.
Check ahead to see if you can make a group booking or if Roller Jam has one of its now-infamous themed skate nights on. Recently, it hosted a Mama Mia extravaganza and regularly has an 80s and 90s themed night as well.
Outside of Dublin, the Crescent Shopping Centre is one of Ireland’s busiest shopping spots. With over 90 stores of every variety, there is something for everyone’s taste here. You’ll find high street favourites, like Penneys, Pandora and Zara, alongside Irish brands, like Carraig Donn, Pamela Scott, Inglot and more.
Every Friday from 10am-4pm, the area outside the shopping centre is transformed into a working farmers market. Here you will find a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, delicious homemade cakes and baked goods, as well as lots of vegan-friendly options.
It’s a great place to kickstart your girls weekend in Limerick with some freshly ground coffee and some tasty treats or hot food from the market.
Take a trip down memory lane and experience traditional-style trading at Limerick’s biggest indoor markets. This really is a foodie haven where vendors take their skills very seriously and it shows in the high-quality produce on offer.
Go hungry because you will want to sample and buy almost everything. From the farmhouse cheeses and chutney to the artisan breads and freshly pressed juices, you’ll find something to satisfy every craving here.
Above the hustle and bustle of the stalls, you can relax and unwind on the mezzanine with some fresh tea or coffee and enjoy some of the best people watching Limerick has to offer.
Top your girly weekend off with an overnight stay in the 4-star Clayton Hotel Limerick. Located at the centre of it all, we have offers on a range of packages including deals the “Ladies in the City” deal. So, gather the girls and get ready for a brilliant time in Limerick!