Rathkeale Places of Interest
Visitors to Rathkeale can enjoy some interesting places:
Augustinian Abbey (St. Mary's Priory)
Founded for the Augustinian Canons of the Order of Arosia in the year 1280 the ruin have been preserved and the surrounding grounds landscaped as a town park. More>>
Besides a library with its civil war exhibit, this building is home to the Local Area Offices for Limerick County Council and is next door to the Art Centre's modern multi-purpose room.
Formerly a courthouse and bridewell, built c. 1830, the Community Centre now consists of a Failte Ireland Tourist Point, a theatre, meeting rooms, and the office of the Rathkeale Community Council.
The Great Southern Greenway starts in Rathkeale and stretches for 85 kilometres through the beautiful countryside of West Limerick and North Kerry. Now paved, this trail is ideal for walking, cycling and hiking. More>>
Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Church
Built in 1831, this church forms a well-executed and notable feature along a main access street to the town of Rathkeale. More>>
A small park on the site of the 1841 workhouse where those who died as a result of the genocide known as the Great Famine are remembered.
This well-appointed children’s’ playground is situated in St. Mary's Park across from the Palatine Museum and St. Mary’s Church. More>>
The Deel offers a enjoyable walk between the Limerick Greenway and the Christopher Lynch Bridge. It also offers anglers a change to catch the “big one.” More>>
Rathkeale helped shape some of Ireland’s top athletes and is the home to some excellent sporting facilities including: Mick Neville Park (regional GAA games), soccer pitches and all-weather mini pitches.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Completed in 1881, this large Gothic Revival church makes a very imposing and notable feature within the town. It is situated at a height along the main route into the town from the N21. More>>
Welcome Centre and Visitor Services
The Welcome Centre in Rathkeale houses the region’s Failte Ireland Tourist Point. The friendly staff help visitors with information about West Limerick attractions, events, and businesses. It is located next to the Augustine Abbey ruin at the Community Centre (historic courthouse and borstal) at The Square (upper Main. St.) Rathkeale, Co. Limerick.
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