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LIT - Limerick at a Glance
Limerick is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The city was founded by the Vikings over a thousand years ago and today Limerick (population 91,000) is a lively, interesting and attractive place to live and study. The city is magnificently situated on one of Europe’s finest rivers, the Shannon. Some significant historical sites in Limerick include are listed below.

King John’s Castle

King John’s Castle, built in the 12th Century to defend the river frontier between the Gaelic West and Norman Munster and Leinster.

Open: Daily 10am–5pm


St. Mary’s Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral, built c.1172 and originally the palace site of Donal Mór O’Brien, King of Munster, who donated the site to the church.

Open: Daily 9am–5pm

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum houses one of the greatest collections of antiquities in Ireland, gathered by the archaeologist, John Hunt.

Open: Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun: 2pm–5pm (free admission on Sundays)