Friday, August 31, 2012

Limerick City

About an 3/4 of an hour from where we were staying was the Irish City of Limerick. This was a nice city with all the shops you would expect to see in the UK including Tesco. We had a wander about and also looked at the sights.
Limerick is Ireland`s third largest city, it is also said to be the most friendly. Limerick is also the birthplace of many famous people including Sir Terry Wogan, Ireland`s captain Paul O`Connell, the late Frank McCourt, Billy Whelan of Riverdance, Hollywood legend Richard Harris, boxer Andy Lee, renowned artist John Shinnors, Limerick`s rowing hero Sean McGowan and chart topping rock band the Cranberries to name a few.
Limerick is  modern riverside city, built round a medieval core on King`s Island. Limerick has a charter older than London. The city is set on the banks of the river Shannon which runs through at a fairly fast pace. It is a place of history, Limerick tells a compelling story from Viking settlement to cosmopolitan city. There is s much to say about this beautiful city, if you would like to learn more please visit the official guide to the cities web site linked below ; 

No comments: