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From urban markets to five-star manors, mountain-biking to the red beating heart of Munster Rugby, Limerick is the perfect match of city and county.

Set at the mouth of the Shannon, Limerick city is the third-largest on the island. It’s a lively city bubbling with beautiful Georgian architecture, grand museums and rugby-obsessed locals. One moment, you’re wandering through the Middle Ages at King John’s Castle. The next, you’re in a rejuvenated Milk Market. One minute you’re amongst old Georgian townhouses. Then, you’re sipping cocktails in a five-star hotel.

There’s no way to categorise Limerick city, and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way.


Population 183,863
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Offices: 0900-1700
Shops: 1000-1800
Newspapers Several local newspapers are published in the city, including:
The Limerick Post
The Evening Echo
The Limerick Leader
Whazon, for local event listings
Leaflets available in cafes and art venues
Emergency numbers 999
Tourist information Limerick City Tourist Office
Arthurs Quay. Limerick
Tel +353 61 317522