Art Holiday Travel and Vacation information for Limerick

The city and county of Limerick offer the best of both worlds - a vibrant city alongside a rural and green environment. Limerick City has a colourful an fascinating history and its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its past. King John's Castle (1210) and St Mary's Cathedral (1168) are outstanding historical attractions and the Hunt Museum is a gem not to be missed. Its City Charter is older than that of London's and in 1997 celebrated the 800th anniversary of its signing. The city has undergone a transformation inrecent years and it is now an excellent centre for shopping, dining (with its own Good Food Circle) and entertainment. It is also considered to be the sporting capital of Ireland due to its passionate support for rugby, and all other sports, and the excellent sports facilities that prevail in the city. A particular feature of the county is its range of attractive towns and villages like beautiful Castleconnell by the Shannon, or Adare with it old world thatched cottages and medieval churches. Activities include golf, game and coarse angling, horse riding, shopping and fine dining.