Limerick City, County Limerick
Ireland’s fourth largest city, Limerick, is located only 15 minutes from Shannon Airport and therefore is an ideal way to start or finish any Irish vacation.
In 2012 Limerick became the first Irish city to become a City of Culture which they have been designated for 2014. The Hunt Museum alone would warrant this prestigious title as it features an amazing collection that includes archaeological and medieval materials as well as works by Picasso, Renoir and Jack B. Yeats.
King John’s Castle is perhaps the most identifiable landmark in Limerick. The 13th Century castle was the centerpiece of medieval Limerick and provides stunning views of the River Shannon and Limerick City. The courtyard and castle display some of the trades and traditions of the 16th century and the atmosphere of the time is definitely captured.
After taking in some culture and history there are also plenty of opportunities for some retail therapy in the city center as well as a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.
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