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the university of LImerick, Ireland

Limerick is the capital of Ireland's Mid-West region with an urban and hinterland population of over 200,000 and is noted for its shopping, its dining and entertainment, its historical significance, as well as its contributions to the arts.

Conquered by the Vikings in the ninth century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which resounds around its ancient streets.

Limerick has something to offer everybody thanks to its many cultural, historical, architectural, sporting, shopping and business activities. With almost 50 percent of Limerick's population under the age of 30, it is a vibrant, living, cosmopolitan city.

The official Tourist Information office and website can provide a wealth of useful information about what to see and do in Limerick, accommodation, transport and much more. Details are on our general information page.

The surrounding area of Limerick County is a place of rural charm and great beauty, with a gently undulating landscape that varies from the mountains of Ballyhoura in the Golden Vale to the Shannon Estuary. For places to visit in counties Limerick, Clare and Kerry, please see our sightseeing pages.