Limerick, Ireland City Information

Limerick is located in the Midwest region of Ireland on the River Shannon. It is the third most populous city in the country and was recently named a National City of Culture in 2014.

Fun fact:┬áLimerick is home to the “Milk Market,” one of the oldest markets in the country and which sells locally-produced food and merchandise Friday-Sunday year-round.

Limerick has a long and significant history, with the first known settlement dating back to 812 and later on the city was besieged by Oliver Cromwell in 1651 and twice by the Williamites in the 1690s.

The city has a very temperate climate, but keep in mind while packing that there can always be unseasonal temperatures.

Semester in Limerick: Climate

The city center is only about 20 minutes away from the University of Limerick campus and only about 15 minutes away from the airport, making it easy to hop on a plane and travel around Ireland, the nearby UK, or Europe on a budget.

Semester in Limerick - Cliff

Sports are very popular in Limerick, especially rugby, gaelic football, hurling, and association football, and Limerick was recently designated as a “European City of Sport.” The University of Limerick has world-class sports facilities (your gym membership is included in the program cost), which you can check out here.

Semester in Limerick - Gym

 

Check out these websites for more things to do in Limerick:

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