I've a horse outside...
If you want to understand something of limerick's humour then take a Youtube look at (along with several million others) at the 'Rubber bandits'. These anarchic twosome were the Irish comedy sensation of 2010, especially when their single 'I've a horse outside' almost made the christmas No1. The song references the usual Limerick obsessions : loose women and drugs, but also pokes fun at those who spend their money on 'souping up' their boy-racer cars. Apparantly some commentors in America didn't get the irony of the song and thought that the citizens of Limerick had reverted to equine transportation systems'
Mr Chrome and Blindboy always perform with plastic supermarket bags over their heads as masks. I guess that means they can go about their business in Limerick without undue attention - genius.
Their act is a kind of satirical white-boy rap thing, it's difficult to be more precise.
Check out the Limerick Treaty...
Check out the Limerick Treaty Stone. It was in 1691 that the Limerick Treaty is said to have been signed when Limerick finally fell into English hands. This stone can be found near the castle if you cross the Thomond Bridge and immediately turn left onto Clancy's Strand. On your left you will see this large Limerick Treaty Stone perched on a pedestal.
Its not really like Angela' s Ashes!!!
Most everyone when they think of Ireland they think of rain, rain and more rain but it's not always like that.
If you are coming during the summer it is best to bring a mixture of clothing. This year we had very good weather during the summer months with only a couple of rainy days. So it was shorts and t-shirts for most everyone.
Just to be on the safe side it is advisable to bring an umbrella and maybe a waterproff jacket.
Bring comfortable shoes if you are touring around. Make sure you bring plenty of film for your camera. There are some beautiful shots to be taken of Limerick, you won't want to miss out. If you have an expensive camera, it is probably best not to flash it around in the city centre.
I know next to nothing about this, but there are regular horse point-to-point races around Limerick as well as the Limerick races off the Dooradoyle road in Greenpark. Back home, I've got 3 neighbours on my road who keep horses and who are involved in hunting, training and holding gymkhanas. (And then there's my non-horsey family in the middle of them all!)
Go Kart Racing
Kilcornan Karting offers the ultimate karting experience available in Ireland. Based just outside Limerick, you can take a quick 15 minute "arrive and drive" session or the full Grand Prix. The track is well recognised on the Irish Karting Circuit and has been host to many All Ireland finals over the years. It offers an excellent challenge to beginner and expert alike. Floodlights are installed for those dark winter nights and we race no matter what the weather throws at us. For a truly amazing experience, come karting at Kilcornan Karting. Opening hours are 12:00 Midday to 9pm seven days a week.
Travelling from Limerick City, take the N69 (Foynes Road) southwest. Pass through Mungret, Clarina and Kildomo. As you arrive into Kilcornan, you will see a church on your right. Take the next right turn and we are in on your left. If you have any difficulty finding us, just call!