Limerick Food Tour

Limerick's Food Heritage & Culture

This unique walking tour explores Limerick’s food heritage. The tour starts in the heart of the Georgian Quarter & continues to landmarks to experience food influences & tastes of today. 

The tour combines architectural, social & food trends from the Georgian period in Limerick.

Limerick enjoys some of the finest examples Georgian architecture in Ireland. These houses allowed for large kitchens & entertaining. 

You will explore foods the Georgians made popular and still inspire us today and also what foods were just a passing fad.



Should you have any difficulty with booking a place or to check for availability etc, please feel free to contact us directly on (061) 402 402 or by emailing


Fiona has a huge interest in all things Georgian. Her interest in history has been fed by living for many years in NYC & travelling. Fiona has also been giving tours since 2010 with Limerick Civic Trust & been involved with many projects that include the tree identification in the People's Park as well as giving Halloween tours in The Bishop's Palace.

While living in Limerick she has cultivated a deep knowledge of its history & its landscape of people. Fiona is a designer by trade & her hobbies are history, the arts, computing, gardening & dancing. She loves giving tours, sharing history & the quirky things in life! 

The Limerick Food Tour Highlights


No.1 Pery Square Townhouse

Our tour begins outside No.1 Pery Square and we will start with a brief overview of how No.1 Pery Square came to be, social norms and culinary choices of typical Georgians! Welcome to Limerick's Georgian Quarter!


By Stevesphotography (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The O'Connell Monument

This is a unique double sided crescent. We will look at perfectly proportioned details visible from the street. We will also discover what Limerick Georgians ate and why certain foods became fashionable.


Leamy School & Frank McCourt

Leamy’s School was built from funds to educate the poor in 1843 with £13,000 from William Leamy. This Tudor Revivalist building is most famous as it is featured in Frank McCourt’s book ‘Angelas Ashes’.


By Claire WatersLulu (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Limerick People's Park

Limerick’s premier park was planned & developed as part of Newtown Pery or Georgian Limerick. The park was expanded in 1877 to open it for public use. There are also many mysterious ghost stories about the park.



Cahill's Tea & Tobacco Shop

One of Limerick's oldest shops offering unique tea tasting from blends directly from China. The shop was once a tobacco rolling centre and still offers the visitor snuff and gifts.



O'Connell's Butchers

The first of the two oldest butcher shops is O’Connell's Butchers, famous for local fresh meats including award winning bacon, ham, beef, poultry and hand-made sausages. 


O' Loughlin's Butchers

Specialising in sourcing local pheasant, geese & rabbit. Michael has a vast knowledge of meats & cooking methods. His famous yearly calendar is embossed with recipes old & new!


Limerick's Milk Market

One of the oldest food markets in Ireland, Limerick Milk Market is still a trading centre offering more modern food and culinary delights to suite every taste. 



 Should you have any difficulty with booking a place or to check for availability etc, please feel free to contact us directly on (061) 402 402 or by emailing