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County Limerick / Co. Luimneach

The old part of Limerick

Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland. It was originally a Viking settlement, formed at the lowest crossing point of the river Shannon, where the Shannon meets the sea. The Shannon is the longest river in the British Isles, over 162 miles and is not only navigable along almost its entire length, but is also connected to many other waterways. The picture above shows King John's Castle, which guarded the Shannon and the picture below right shows O'Connell Street which is part of a comprehensive shopping area.

Limerick County has many world famous attractions including the beautiful village of Adare, Ardagh (where the Ardagh Chalice was found), and Foynes (from where flying boats carried 1000's across the Atlantic before jet aircraft gained dominance). Limerick City is only 30 minutes from Shannon International Airport with direct flights from the USA and Europe.

 


 

Limerick City Center

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