Ireland’s third largest city was founded by the Vikings in 812. Limerick City is dotted with picturesque towns and villages, such as Castleconnell on the banks of the Shannon and Adare, with its old world thatched cottages and medieval churches. Once you are in Limerick you can enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Shannon, go horse-riding or out coarse angling.
Limerick City is the capital of The County Limerick. The City lies at a strategic point on the River Shannon. With its rich and colourful history, Limerick is a regional centre for shopping, dining and entertainment, and its well-known theatre, the Belltable Arts Centre, puts on some great plays. Also its City Charter of Incorporation is older than that of London, dating back to 1197. This is the home to the largest Georgian Quarter in Ireland outside Dublin. In 1651 after Cromwell’s forces captured the City, St. Mary’s Cathedral was used as a stable for the army’s horses. King John’s Castle is the westernmost Norman castle in Europe.
The Limarick county is becoming a very popular destination for a honeymoon. When you become husband and wife is one of those days in your life that will create an unforgettable experience. This is the day when all details have to be perfect, and you should indulge in it with all your heart and get drunk on love.
Irish Coffee, a brew infused with Irish whiskey, was invented in Limerick village Foynes in 1943. Limerick is known as the Treaty City after the Treaty of Limerick was signed here in October 1691.The University of Limerick has the longest footbridge in Ireland and one of the longest footbridges in Europe – it is called the Living Bridge.
Limerick is also considered the sporting capital of Ireland because of its excellent sports facilities and passionate devotion to rugby.
Some of Limerick’s well-known sons and daughters include actor Richard Harris, rock legends The Cranberries, broadcaster Terry Wogan, novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt.The city has recently achieved fame as the setting for F. McCourt’s best-selling autobiography ‘Angela’s Ashes.
Former US President, John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather, Thomas Fitzgerald (the man who gave them the ‘F’ in their name), hails from the town of Bruff in east Co. Limerick!There are 10 places in the USA called Limerick: Limerick, Georgia, Limerick, Illinois, Limerick, Louisville, Limerick, Maine, Limerick, Mississippi, Limerick, New York, Limerick, Ohio, Limerick, South Carolina, Limerick Township, Pennsylvania, and New Limerick, Maine! (Image: Google Maps).
Yes, The County Limerick is well worth a visit.
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