County Limerick

Limerick is an area steeped in history. The origin of Limerick city dates back to the 9th century a site settled by the Vikings.

Limerick City is known as "City of the Broken Treaty", due to the treaty which was signed surrendering the city to William. The terms of the treaty included respect for the rights of Catholics were immediately breached. The treaty was signed on the Treaty Stone which can still be seen today.

Limerick county is dotted with beautiful towns and villages and gives the visitor the perfect mix of city and country life.

The attractions in Limerick county range from historic interest, River Shannon, Atlantic Ocean and world renowned golf courses.

County Limerick is seen to be comprising of three sections:

West Limerick bordering onto County Kerry and the Atlantic Ocean an area with many towns and villages, including the famous thatched village of Adare.

East Limerick, bordering onto County Cork and County Tipperaray an area of County Limerick heading inland towards the sweeping Golden Vale.

Limerick City, a bustling modern city steeped in history.

Selection From Accommodation Listings

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Tom and Eileens, Castlemaine

Tom and Eileen's Farmhouse is a "home away from home" bed and breakfast nestled at the foot of the Sliabh Mish Mountains in peaceful rural surroundingsA Cead Mile Failte awaits you on arrival as you are greeted with refreshments and home baking..

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Ard Na Coille, Mallow

A warm welcome awaits you at this newly built family run bed and breakfast. Ard Na Coille is located in beautiful countryside convenient to all the amenities on offer.It is a perfect base for touring County Cork, Fota Wildlife Park and Blarney Castle

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Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Cloghran

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is a stylish, international 4 star hotel next to Dublin Airport terminals, the hotel offers free 24 hour shuttle bus transfers to the airport, free internet access and free parking during your stay.


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