The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
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Sporting Capital

Sporting Capital

Limerick is rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland. Here, sport transcends all class boundaries and ‘the docker and the doctor compete in the field of sport on an equal footing’.

Limerick's love of rugby is world renowned and it is home to the iconic Thomond Park Stadium, the scene of many memorable Munster Rugby clashes. Our passionate Munster rugby supporters have been described as among the best fans in the world.

Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, walking and cycling are also particularly popular pursuits in Limerick.

The support and passion for sport are the key ingredients which have made Limerick Ireland’s true sporting capital.

In recognition of our proud sporting tradition, Limerick has been awarded Sport

Limerick HurlingLimerick European City of SportMunster Rugby v Ospreys at Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick

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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

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"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: 2017-01-23
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