The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
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Getting Here

It is more than 1,000 years ago since the first Viking traders established Limerick as a sheltered seaport at the head of the Shannon estuary. Whatever way you come to Limerick today – by plane, train, bus, boat or car – it is easily accessible.

Situated just over 2 hours from Dublin City (M7) and 1.5 hours from Cork (N20) and Galway (N18), Limerick’s location on Ireland’s West Coast can be effortlessly reached via all major roads.

Distance to Limerick...

  • Shannon Airport: 24 kms
  • Belfast: 290 kms
  • Dublin: 192 kms
  • Cork: 103 kms
  • Galway: 105 kms
  • Tralee: 104 kms
  • Tipperary: 40 kms
  • Rosslare: 211 kms

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Lonely Planet, Travel Guide

"Limerick has an intriguing castle, a lively art museum and contemporary cafe culture to go with its uncompromised pubs, as well as locals who go out of their way to welcome you."

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Limerick - Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Destination 2012

Trip Advisor - Travellers' Choice Destinations 2012 Winner

"Medieval castles and churches give the city a grand feel, while the pubs crawl with lively locals and students who are all craving just one more pint of Guinness." Read more

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Format: 2017-03-29
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