This page (minus links) was originally at www.limerick-ireland.com (c. March 1998). This is an archive copy.
An Introduction to Limerick City
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Limerick is the Irish Republicís third largest city. It is one of Irelandís leading tourist and business centres. Limerickís most striking feature is the River Shannon, flowing majestically beneath the cityís three bridges.

 

Historically Limerick is a city of many contrasts. It contains a medieval core with a later Georgian addition. Of particular importance are:

  • King Johnís castle, built between the 12th and 16th century.
  • St Maryís cathedral, built c.1172.
  • The Old Exchange facade and Almshouses, located on Kingís island.

Close by are:

  • Bunratty castle and folk park, one of Irelandís leading tourist attractions.
  • The villages of Adare, Castleconnell and Killaloe.

 

Within easy driving distances are

  • The cities of Galway and Cork
  • The Burren and Killarney national parks
  • Lough Derg (lake Derg) and the cliffs of Moher

The OnLine Guide To Limerick (Home Page)

See also:

Frommer's "Introduction to Limerick"
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