Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) is the Republic of Ireland’s third largest city with a population of approximately 91, 000 and is the principle city of Ireland’s Mid-West-Region. Limerick is situated on one of Ireland’s most picturesque rivers, the River Shannon. Conquered by the Vikings in the ninth century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which resounds around its ancient streets.

As well as the internationally renowned Hunt Museum with its exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir, Limerick also boasts a wonderful medieval precinct with the famous 800-year-old King John’s Castle. A bustling, vibrant and exciting destination, Limerick is packed with excellent shops, wonderful restaurants and some enjoyably indulgent accommodation and makes a great base for exploring the excellent surrounding sights.