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Limerick City

county limerickLimerick is the fourth most populated city in Ireland after Dublin, Cork and Galway. Situated on several curves and islands of the River Shannon, the city dates from at least the Viking settlement in 812 and has a rich medieval past, echoed around its ancient streets. The Normans redesigned the city in the 12th century and added much of the most notable architecture, such as King John's Castle and St Mary's Cathedral.

Limerick city is a very popular tourist destination being only a 20 minute drive from Shannon Airport. Visitors to Limerick have always been attracted to the beauty and magnificence of the sights in this part of the west of Ireland.

While staying in Limerick you will find attractions such as the internationally renowned Hunt Museum with its exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir, 'Angela's Ashes' walking tours of Limerick City, historical walking tours and boat tours along the River Shannon.

Limerick Golf Club, a mature parkland course, is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and has been home to the JP McManus Invitational Pro Am since 1990.

The annual Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival celebrates Limerick poets and their achievements in lunchtime poetry readings and brings evening readings by international, national and local poets.

A bustling, vibrant and exciting destination, Limerick has an abundance of excellent shops, great restaurants and is a great base for exploring the surrounding sights.

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