Tourist Attraction

Optional Cliffs of Moher Tour on Saturday 5th August:

IACCP Full Day Tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren:€45.00 per person

Saturday, 5th August 2023

Today we will depart from Cappavilla Village Reception, University of Limerick at 09.00am for a tour to the West Coast. Drive through County Clare and continue to the Cliffs of Moher.  One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged west Clare coast.  Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Their natural beauty has inspired artists, musicians, and poets for generations, as well as absorbing scientists and geologists, drawn by the unique landscape in which they sit. The Cliffs of Moher, the most famous cliffs in Ireland, will leave you awestruck, creating memories that will stay with you forever. The Cliffs of Moher host major colonies of nesting sea birds and are one of the country’s most important bird-breeding sites. The area has been designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for Birds.  Part of the beauty of the Cliffs is that they can be cloaked in fog one minute and basking in the sun’s rays the next. The weather is highly unpredictable – it’s best to come prepared for all types of weather – with a good rain jacket and a pair of walking shoes.

The tour continues onwards from the Cliffs of Moher through the Burren region.  The vast, moon-like Burren in County Clare is one of Ireland’s most compelling landscapes. Here, cool grey rock etched with crevices and cracks tumbles down to the wild blue Atlantic Ocean. The result is one of nature’s most extraordinary phenomena: a huge rocky pavement dotted with rock formations, caves and fossils, as well as an incredible array of flowers, from native species to Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean plants.

You will return to Cappavilla Village by approx. 18.00hrs.

Don’t forget to download the audio guide app:-


  • This tour is guided exclusively in English. 
  • The tour will only operate with a minimum on 30 paying passengers. 
  • Price includes coach, tour guide and entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Experience.
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is advised and you can book online by using the IACCP conference registration form!

Tourist Attractions – Outside of the city: 

Cliffs of Moher (Full Day) 
The Burren lunar landscape (Full Day) 
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (Half Day) 

In Limerick City: 

King John’s Castle (Half Day) 
Hunt Museum (Half Day) 
St Mary’s Cathedral (Half Day) 
Thomond Park Rugby Stadium (Half Day) 
People’s Museum Walking Tours 30-60 minutes 
Limerick City Walking Tours 90-120 minutes 

There are also local cultural events- sometimes on campus, and most of the time in the city center that will be highlighted for the conference participants. AT the minimum, participants can enjoy the usual “Pub” or “Irish music and dance” evenings at locally famous pubs such as Dolan’s Live Music Venue & Food ( or The Locke Bar 



Ireland has a temperate climate, resulting in relatively cool summers. The mean daily temperature in July is 15 – 20°C. It is generally quite dry in July but it is possible to experience many climate changes in one day. Rain can occur at any time, so come prepared! 


Ireland is generally informal about clothes. In the more expensive hotels and restaurants most people dress formally for dinner and a jacket and tie might be required. Warm sweaters, comfortable walking shoes and rainwear are advisable throughout the year. 

Credit Cards 

Credit cards are widely used in Ireland and all leading credit cards are accepted. 


​​Like other countries in the European Union, the Republic of Ireland’s currency is the euro (€). Bills (notes) come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 euros. You will also commonly see one and two euro coins, as well as 5-, 10-, 20-, and 50-cent coins (100 cents to the euro). Exchange rates vary daily. You can check the latest values at​

Frequent travellers find it most convenient to withdraw cash using ATMs, where the exchange rate is most favourable, rather than exchanging money at the airport. Confirm with your own bank that your ATM card will work. Inform them in advance of your travel plans, so that your access should be simple. Check with your bank for any cost associated with using the ATM network while in Ireland. There may be a foreign transaction fee in addition to the regular bank fee. 

If you want to exchange your currency in Ireland, a main bank is the best place to change currency. Bureau de change counters in banks usually offer better exchange rates—but be sure to check for local Banking Days when they will be closed. 


A valid licence is required for driving in Ireland. Driving is on the left and seat belts must be worn at all times. In the Republic of Ireland the speed limits are 50km/h in built up urban areas, 80km/h on rural Regional roads (R) and Local Roads (L), 100km/h on the National Roads (N), including Dual carriageways and 120km/h on the motorways (M). The signposts denoting speed and distance are in kilometres per hour. All signposts and place names are displayed bilingually in both Irish and English. 

Electricity Supply 

Ireland works off a flat three-pin plug system. Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). You are advised to purchase the appropriate adapters in advance. These are available at most airports. 

Emergency Numbers 

The fire, ambulance and police services in the Republic of Ireland are all contactable via 112 or 999. If you cannot make a voice call, you can text 112 in an emergency. When calling emergency services you will be asked to provide: 

●        The exact address of the incident or emergency and/or any noticeable landmarks nearby 

●        Directions to the scene of the emergency 

●        The telephone number you are calling from 

●        Details on the incident itself, the number of persons involved, the description of any visible injuries and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions 

Try and stay calm and listen to the call taker’s instructions. It is also important to keep your own phone on as the emergency service may need to contact you for further information. 


Shops are generally open Monday to Saturday from 09.00am to 6.00pm with late night shopping until 8.00 or 9.00pm at many of the larger stores. On Sunday, many supermarkets and some of the bigger shops will open from midday until 6.00pm. 


Since 2004 smoking is banned fully in the general workplace, enclosed public places, restaurants, bars, cafes, education facilities, healthcare facilities and public transport. It’s perfectly legal to smoke outdoors. 


The customary tip in Ireland is 10 to 20 per cent. Many hotels and restaurants add it in the form of a service charge on the menu or bill. It’s not customary to tip in pubs unless you have table service. Tipping porters, taxi drivers, hairdressers etc is a good idea. 


Vaccinations are currently not required for travel to Ireland. However, we strongly advise that you consult your GP well in advance of your departure for medical advice. ** In addition, please check any current travel vaccination requirements in relation to COVID-19. 

Vat Refunds 

Under the Retail Export Scheme, if you live outside of the EU, you can claim back a portion of the VAT on purchases made during your stay in the Republic of Ireland. Most retailers participate in this VAT refund scheme and you can ask for a VAT refund form in the store once you’ve made your purchases. 

There are three refund points in Dublin where you can reclaim your tax. You can also find refund points in Shannon and Cork airports. 


Travellers from some countries may need visas. A list of countries whose citizens need a visa to visit Ireland can be found at this link: 

Should you require any additional information, please contact Limerick Travel at 

Telephone: +353 61 204432