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Limerick City, with a population of over 52,539 with another 34,197 living in the suburbs, is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland. It is the regional capital of the Mid-Western Region (population of over 364,028*), which embraces the city of Limerick and the counties of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary N.R. The city contains the principal offices of Limerick City Council together with the head-offices of the Mid-Western Health Board and Bord na gCon.
Also located in the city are the Regional Headquarters of the Army, the Garda Divisional Headquarters, the Regional Head Offices of the Electricity Supply Board, Income Tax and Irish Rail, the Area Headquarters of the District and Circuit Courts and Land Registry, the Regional Local Office of FAS, and the Limerick District Headquarters of the Post Office.
Looking to have fun and relaxation during your college days? Then Limerick offers everything – As a city it is fun, forward-thinking and dynamic where cultural, social and sporting events are at the cornerstone of everyday life? Look no further – Limerick City has it all! Defined by the great river Shannon, the city has an attractive and modern urban centre with boutiques, cafés, and great off the beaten path shops, and a nightlife to cater for all!!
In the sporting arena, Limerick can proudly boast high profile teams across a wide range of sports. Especially with Thomond Park, home of Munster Rugby, and the Gaelic Grounds just down the road, there are loads of opportunities to take in a match. There are also many other sporting clubs such as cricket, boxing, cycling, etc. that combine to give Limerick the edge as Ireland’s sporting capital.
Location of city: West-coast of Ireland, Capital of the Mid-West Region
Population of city: 100,000 approx
Why it’s special: Third largest city in the Republic of Ireland; Ireland’s sporting city
Must sees: Bunratty Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, Thomond Park, Shannon, Clare