The history of Limerick, stretches back to its establishment by the Vikings as a walled city on King’s Island (an island in the River Shannon) in 812, and its Royal Charter in 1197. It’s ancient name ‘Luimneach’ dates from at least 561, but its original meaning is unclear. It may mean ‘a bare or barren spot of land’, ‘a bare marsh’ or ‘a spot made bare by feeding horses’… nothing changes!
Motto: Urbs Antiqua Fuit Studiisque Asperrima Belli
‘There was an ancient city very fierce in the skills of war’
These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in Limerick City