About Limerick

Welcome to Limerick, a place full of surprises! Ireland’s third largest city but also a friendly and welcoming destination; a cultural hotbed and National City of Culture in 2014.

Limerick City Riverfront

Limerick has a pace and dynamism you’ll find almost nowhere else in Ireland. Situated on the majestic River Shannon, Limerick City is a vibrant hub of education, economic, social and recreational activity in Ireland’s Mid-West region.

Riverfest Limerick. Picture Cathal Noonan True Media.

We are commonly referred to as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Capital' and while we are the economic core of Ireland’s Mid-West, we are also widely known for our warmth and home-town feel.

Few regions offer the magical blend of city and county quite like Limerick. Famed for the friendliness of it's people and with a whole host of superb accommodation options, family fun festivals, exciting arts and cultural events and attractions, Limerick has something for everyone to enjoy!

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In the city centre the medieval glories of King’s Island sit comfortably alongside modern pedestrian plazas lined with colourful boutiques, upmarket hotels, legendary pubs and nightclubs and award-winning restaurants and cafes. The city’s environs are also home to some fantastic sights including neolithic Lough Gur, Ballyhoura Country, Foynes, the birthplace of the Irish Coffee, and Adare, whose thatched cottages and medieval churches make it Ireland’s prettiest village.

Munster Fans

Limerick is home to an eclectic cultural scene and was designated the first ever National City of Culture in 2014. Limerick is also synonymous with sport, with the 'spiritual home' of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park Stadium, just outside of the city centre. Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, rowing and cycling are also particularly popular pursuits in Limerick. Limerick is extremely proud to have been awarded the prestigious title of European City of Sports 2011.

Limerick is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city but it has often been said that perhaps Limerick’s biggest attraction of all is the people themselves who are warm, witty and welcoming!

For more information on all there is to see and do in Limerick click here.