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Limerick Travel Guide, Ireland

Limerick Travel Guide - A charming town in western Ireland

Limerick city in County Limerick, Munster, is the third largest city in Ireland after Dublin and Cork. This picturesque city is a perfect spot for tourists who'd like to get a taste of Irish life and culture. Limerick is located on the river Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, at the point where its waters meet the cold currents of the Atlantic Ocean. Although Limerick city is a beautiful sightseeing spot on its own, a lot of the surrounding villages are only a few miles away and they depict a charming image of rural Ireland. However long the duration of your visit, we hope that this Limerick Travel Guide will help you plan your holiday.

Limerick Travel Guide - Transport

Limerick city is easily accessible from mostly any location in Ireland. Limerick’s railway station, also called Colbert Station, is located on Parnell Street and offers direct lines to Dublin and Waterford, as well as other smaller cities. The central bus station is located next to Colbert Station, and you can get a ride to most major landmarks around the country. Shannon Airport is located at a mere 24 km distance form the city, and although it is a small airport by international standards, it has incoming and outgoing flights to most major European and North American cities. If you’re looking for a cheap flight you’re in luck, many low cost companies number Shannon Airport among their destination.

Inside the city, the cheapest way to get around is by bus. The bus stop on William Street, right in the middle of the city centre, is the departure spot for all the buses that go into the city’s numerous suburbs. Taxis are also available, but fares can be a bit expensive.

Limerick Travel Guide - Accommodation

The city of Limerick has a wide choice of hotels and bead-and-breakfasts for tourist accommodation. If your budget is tight, you’ll surely find a B&B that suits your tastes. The Tourist Information Office usually has an updated list of all available accommodation in the city and in the surrounding villages. If your tastes run towards more luxurious lodgings, then you can pick one of these fine hotels located right in the city centre: Clarion Hotel, Railway Hotel or George Hotel.

Limerick Travel Guide - Architecture

The city’s architecture differs from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. Limerick city centre is a fine example of Georgian architecture, built beginning with the 1800s. The distinguishing feature of these buildings is that their doors are almost always painted in bright colours that are in a sharp contrast with the gray or dull brown bricks. A large number of typical Irish pubs can be found all over the city, with distinctive facades ornate with carved wood and colourful painted designs. Limerick’s famous slums, the setting of Frank McCourt’s novel Angela’s Ashes, are not at all noticeable nowadays. However, if you are curious, the Limerick Travel Guide recommends Angela’s Ashes Guided Walking Tour for those who are curious.

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