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 tothe magnificent King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, the oldestbuilding in Limerick still in daily use, and the nearby Hunt Museum.Neighboring 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 theelegant Georgian House and Gardens, currently housing Limerick City ofCulture's headquarters, the Limerick City Art Gallery and the awardwinning People's Park as well as the internationally renowned HuntMuseum, with its exceptional art collection, including works fromPicasso, da Vinci and Renoir. With almost 50 percent of Limerick'spopulation under the age of 30, it is a vibrant, living, cosmopolitancity.

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.

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