What's In The Local Area

Situated in a great part of West Limerick, and just a short drive off the main Limerick-Tralee road, Wild Encounters has been used by many as a convenient stop off point on their way to popular holiday and staycation destinations such as Killarney, or those detouring slightly off the Wild Atlantic Way, but West Limerick itself offers much to do and is a great spot to spend a few days chilling and exploring! Check out a few of these options in the local vicinity to us below and plan your trip!

Local Accommodation

The Devon Inn Hotel


Adare Caravan and Camping Park


Longcourt House Hotel


Local Attractions

Newcastle West

Limerick's largest town after Limerick City and only a 10 minute drive from us, Newcastle West has an array of pubs, restaurants and shops for visitors to enjoy.

The Limerick Greenway and Barnagh Hub

A fantastic local amenity for people who enjoy the outdoors. The Limerick Greenway offers fantastic scenery along its 40km trail while its recently tarmacked surface makes it perfect for the serious walkers and cyclists, along with the young families just wanting to get the kids out in the fresh air for an hour or so.

The Barnagh Hub, just outside Newcastle West and about 10 minutes drive from us is the ideal starting point where you can purchase bike hire from Locomotion Bike Rental, play crazy golf and grab a snack or drink.

Desmond Castle

Right in the centre of Newcastle West you have the Desmond park and castle. Offering guided tours of the medieval buildings and monuments, take a step back in time and explore an ancient Ireland.


Only a 25 minute drive away is the picturesque village of Adare. With it's thatch roofed houses, castle, boutique shops and cafes/restaurants, this idyllic area of Limerick is worth a stop off.

The Donkey Sanctuary

25 minutes away from Wild Encounters in Liscarroll is The Donkey Sanctuary. Take a little wander around the site and meet the adorable equine that live there!

Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum

Something a little different in the port of Foynes, North of us and Newcastle West is this great attraction. Discover the era of transatlantic passenger flights, the invention of Irish Coffee, and the maritime history of the majestic River Shannon at this museum on the village of Foynes.