Situated in the heart of Ireland`s beautiful Shannon Region, Limerick is a riverside city and Ireland`s third most populated city. The city overlooks the majestic and historic King John`s Castle which is perched on its Shannon river bank. A city of many contrasts, it has managed to successfully blend the modern with the historic.
The city center offers the medieval glories of King`s Island, home to the magnificent King John`s Castle, St. Mary`s Cathedral, the oldest building in Limerick still in daily use, and the nearby Hunt Museum. Neighbor pedestrian plazas are lined with colorful boutiques, legendary pubs and nightclubs and award-winning restaurants and cafes. The Georgian Quarter is also a gem in Limerick`s crown, with the elegant Georgian House and Gardens, currently housing Limerick City of Culture`s headquarters, the Limerick City Art Gallery and the award-winning People`s Park. As well as the internationally renowned Hunt Museum with its exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir. With almost 50 per cent of Limerick`s population under the age of 30, it is a vibrant, living, cosmopolitan city.
Limerick makes a great base for exploring the excellent surrounding sights and is just a 15 minute drive from Shannon International Airport. The County of Limerick is a place of rural charm and great beauty, with a gently undulating landscape that varies from the mountains of Ballyhoura in the Golden Vale to the Shannon Estuary.