A charming little city located on the shore of the Shannon River and absolutely abounding with typically Irish shades of green in the gorgeous countryside, Limerick has a long history, and a bright future. The town was originally founded by vikings, who settled in the area early in the tenth century. After losing the town, and recapturing it again, the city finally became integrated into the ... read more
control of native Celtic peoples in the early eleventh century, but the local viking population and culture remained. The most popular ancient attraction here is King John's Castle. Constructed at the behest of the king in 1205, this truly iconic example of medieval architecture is one of the most beautiful sites to behold in the area, as it's towering walls lined with crenelations exist in stark contrast to the before mentioned vibrantly green countryside. Modern Limerick has plenty of traditional Irish Pubs, and a number of great places of accommodation, but the most prominent attraction is the twisting Living Bridge. Overlooking the river, this amazing feat of architecture was designed by the same team behind the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, and is truly an exemplary example of why Limerick is in line to be one of the most profitable tourist destinations in Ireland.