View on Limerick and the Thomond bridge - © Aquarius

Thomond bridge

View on Limerick and the Thomond bridge - © Aquarius

Thomond bridge is an emblematic bridge of Limerick in Ireland. Built in 1836, it connects Limerick to its historic city center: King Island, an island where King John’s Castle and medieval buildings of great interest are located. The bridge, rather imposing, allows to cross the river Shannon and to enjoy a nice view on the city and its historical sites.

Visit Thomond bridge

A historic and charming bridge

King John's Castle - Marion Wacker - cc

King John’s Castle – Marion Wacker – cc

Thomond bridge, is one of the symbols of the city of Limerick.

Built in limestone, it consists of 7 arches, curved breakwaters and an ashlar parapet. Very imposing, it brings an additional cachet to the city.

Steel lampposts and flower basket supports were added in the 1990s to give it an extra charm.

Finally, the bridge is two-way, and open to motorized vehicles. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We appreciate its view on the Shannon (often very agitated), as well as on King John’s Castle, which is one of the most important buildings of the region.

You will necessarily have to take it to visit the castle of Limerick, the St Mary cathedral, the museum of Limerick and many other places of interest. King Island is one of the most touristy spots in the city, with its medieval streets, attractions and historical atmosphere! It is the oldest place in the city: a little tour is more than recommended.


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Address Address: Limerick city center
Lieu : (County Limerick)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 52.67013918085338,-8.627078188866895



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