The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
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Towns & Villages

County 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.

Discover attractive towns like Castleconnell, Murroe and Kilmallock and experience the allure of Ireland's prettiest village, Adare,

County gems include the outstanding Lough Gur which is home to the Grange Stone Circle, one of Ireland’s most intriguing archaeological sites, and Foynes Flying Boat Museum, an absorbing museum marking the predecessor to the modern runways of Shannon Airport and the home of the Irish Coffee.


Abbeyfeale is the second largest town in the county of Limerick. This historical market town is pleasantly situated on the river Feale in the foothills of the Mullaghareirk Mountains which is a great spot for fishing.


With its picture postcard main street of thatched cottages and medieval buildings, Adare is a major tourist destination in particular for overseas visitors.

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Annacotty is situated on the banks of the Mulkear River 7 kilometres from Limerick city just off the N7 Limerick – Dublin route.


Askeaton is one of the oldest towns in County Limerick, located on the banks of the Deel River, 3 kilometres upstream from the Shannon.


Athea is a small rural village in the west of County Limerick, approximately 3 kilometres from the Limerick - Kerry border.


This rural village is located south west of County Limerick on the R518 road and set in lush pastureland and overlooked by the hill of Knockfierna.


Ballylanders is a small village in the south east of County Limerick. The main street is dominated by traditional shop fronts and has the first Irish example of a 20th century modern architectural style of round churches.


Bruff is a town in the east of County Limerick located on the old Limerick - Cork Road (R512). The town lies on the Morning Star River, with two town bridges crossing the river.


Bruree is a village in the south-east of County Limerick on the Maigue River and is steeped in history and rich in archaeology.


Cappamore is also a popular rural base for salmon fishing the Mulkear, which is renowned as one of the finest Salmon rivers in Ireland.


Castleconnell is a pretty village on the banks of the Shannon River, located 11 kilometres from Limerick city, close to the borders of Clare and Tipperary.


Castletroy is located on the N7 Limerick – Dublin road, approximately 4 kilometres from the city centre. It is a fast growing suburb and the largest in Munster with a population in excess of 11,000 inhabitants.


Croom is a small rural town in the south of County Limerick, just off the N20 Limerick - Cork Road. Situated on the Maigue River, the town has a significant archaeological history with a round tower dating back to the 12th century.


Dooradoyle is a relatively new suburb of Limerick city, built from the 1960’s onwards. It is an attractive location for families and for business, with the neighbouring Raheen Business Park providing significant employment to the area.


Dromcollogher is a small town in close proximity to the Cork border situated in the Golden Vale. This medieval town has played a significant role in history, being one of the starting points of the Co-operative Movement in Ireland in the late 19th Century.


Foynes is a town, an island and a Harbour situated on the southern shore of the Shannon Estuary in the west of County Limerick and the N69 scenic driving route passes through the town.


Galbally is a small picturesque village in the south of County Limerick in the Glen of Aherlow. It won the overall Tidy Towns Competition in 1994 and has won the Limerick County competition a number of times also.


Glin is located on the N69; a scenic driving route. It is a small picturesque village on the banks of the Shannon Estuary with the Glencorbry river running though it.


Hospital is a town located in the south east of County Limerick on the R513, the 'Old Cork Road'. With a population of approx. 1206 people, the town has seen much development in recent years.


Kildimo is a small village on the N69 west of Limerick city and close to the Shannon Estuary. This rural village is made up of Old Kildimo to the south and New Kildimo to the north where a new street emerged when the new main road was built.


Kilfinane is a small market town in the south east of County Limerick, nestled within the Ballyhoura Mountain range in the Golden Vale region; at 150 metres above sea level this town has picturesque views.


Kilmallock is a walled town which was one of the principal towns of the province of Munster in medieval times. It still retains its status as an important county town in Limerick.


Knocklong is a small rural village in the south east of County Limerick on the main Limerick – Mitchelstown – Cork road.


The village of Loughill is situated between Foynes and Glin on the N69 scenic driving route from Limerick to Tralee. The Owvaun/ White River is a popular fishing river which meets the Shannon Estuary at Loughill.


Montpelier is a small rural village in east Limerick on the banks of the Shannon River. It is famous for its 14 arch bridge which spans the Shannon connecting Limerick to Clare at O’Briensbridge.


Murroe is a small, picturesque village in southeast County Limerick on the border with County Tipperary. The village is is surrounded by the Slieve Felim mountains.

Newcastle West

Newcastle West is the county town and largest settlement in County Limerick. The town is pleasantly situated on the river Arra in the rich central plain of County Limerick.


Rathkeale is situated on the River Deel approximately 31 kilometres from Limerick City. The town dates back to at least 1289 and has been influenced by many periods of settlement over the centuries.


Granagh (Greanach) is a small community with a total of 300 houses in the parish. Nestled at the foot of Knockfierna, in the middle of the Golden Vale; ​the name means a '​gravely place ​'.

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