Statistics show that Limerick is the fifth populated city in Ireland, however it is not a crowded city since it is the third largest in the country. The city is situated on the islands of River Shannon overlooking King John’s Castle and is well known for offering cultural attractions. The city dates to 922 AD where it was found by the Vikings as a village and eventually grew into a town and then later it became a city. The city has a mild temperature with the lowest average temperatures coming in January at 4 °C and the highest average temperatures recorded in July mostly at 20 °C hence it has a favorable climatic conditions.
Limerick is one of the country’s premier tourist destinations attracting a large majority of visitors. There are many ways to get to the city which includes air, road and rail transport. Air transportation is facilitated by Shannon International Airport terminal which is only fifteen minutes drive from Limerick. The city is also connected to the Irish Rail network by a train station on Parnell Street, Colbert Train Station, which connects with different destinations all across the country. There is also a bus service, which connects Limerick with different towns and cities all over the country.
Limerick has several attraction sites such as the magnificent King John’s Castle, St. John’s Cathedral built in 1861, St. Mary’s Cathedral located on King’s Island and the Rutland Museum, which is on Rutland Street. Other places of interest include Thomond Park, which is Ireland most famous sporting arena, UL Arena, Danielle O’ Connell monument, Limerick Milk Market and The Treaty Stone located on Thomond Bridge.
There are places, which may impress the visitors as they offer different activities for the tourist to perform. A place such as Movie drone is a salubrious location to spend time playing video games or hang out the Milk Market and the Potato Market are ideal locations for shopping. Exhibition venues such as The Limerick City Gallery of Art and the Hunt Museum, which offers a unique collection of treasures, are also gratifying places for the visitor to check out.
The city is located near various attractive destinations such as Adare, Clare, Galway, Cork, Killarney, Kilkee and Patrickswell so it serves a central destination for travelers. Limerick also serves as an education centre, thus has a university and an institute of Technology and Language Travel Ireland that are all located in the center.
Accommodation in the city is easily accessible as there are many hostels as well as hangs out joints such as bars, nightclubs, sport clubs and spa hotels. Limerick is an exceptionally safe city even at night, however, travelers are advised to report any serious issues to the police as the nearest police station is on Henry Street in the City Centre.