Limerick, a city in southwestern Ireland, derives its name from the Irish “Luimneach,” meaning “bare ground” or “place of the elm trees.” This vibrant city is famous for its rich history, lively arts scene, and captivating Georgian architecture.

Limerick card from Exploring Ireland game

One of its most renowned landmarks is King John’s Castle, the westernmost Norman castle in Europe which offers a glimpse into Ireland’s past. It’s worth exploring St. Mary’s Cathedral, a stunning Gothic masterpiece, and taking a stroll along the scenic banks of the River Shannon.

The longest footbridge in Ireland, the Living Bridge, is in Limerick and crosses the river Shannon connecting its two University campuses.


The city also offers a myriad of cultural experiences, head in to Dolan’s Pub for a wonderful traditional Irish music session. The Milk Market is a must-visit for food enthusiasts, where you can sample delicious Irish treats.

The city’s warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with its many cultural attractions, ensures an unforgettable Irish experience for all who visit.