Want to visit a city in Ireland with a perfect blend of city and county with beautiful views and historical architectures? Then you should visit the county of limerick, located in the mid west region and also the part of the province of Munster with a population of only 94,192 according to 2016 census. The county is named after the city of limerick, which is the third largest city in the country; the city is filled with stunning mountains, history, quaint cottages and a beautiful Shannon river.
The city center in limerick is the main altercation for anyone who is coming first time to the county of limerick. The city itself is 1000 years old with fascinating stories and history and a beautiful Shannon River.
In the city center across the river Shannon you will find one of the greatest piece of history and architecture “The King John’s Castle” built during the 19th century and thought to be one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. From 2011 to 2013 the place went under a huge renovation with an expenditure of five million euro’s, still its original features are visible today including its towers, walls and fortifications.
Another great place to visit in limerick is St. John’s Square and cathedral, if you want to continue exploring the impressive architectures in limerick than this is the right place for you. It is the tallest church spire in all of Ireland. The Gothic styled cathedral is another architectural treasure of limerick.
One thing you might not know about the city is that it’s actually considered the sporting capital of Ireland. It is the only city in Ireland to be awarded the title of European city of sports.