Thursday, 11 April 2013

County Limerick,Ireland

King Johns Castle - County Limerick

County Limerick boasts a vibrant bustling city and a charming rural environment.

Limerick city has an interesting, colourful history and its castles, ancient walls and museums bear witness to this. Limerick's City Charter is older than that of London's and in 1997 the city celebrated the 800th anniversary of its signing.

The city has undergone a facelift in recent years and is now an excellent centre for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Limerick is also considered the sporting capital of Ireland because of its passionate devotion to rugby and its excellent sports facilities.

The surrounding countryside is dotted with picturesque towns and villages like Castleconnell on the banks of the Shannon and Adare with its old world thatched cottages and medieval churches. The city also has a large student population and is home to the University of Limerick.

Activities like horse-riding, golf, game and coarse angling are readily available.