Limerick City

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

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 1865

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A battle, A siege, A truce & The Flight of the Wild Geese After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 the remainder of James II's defeated army retired to Limerick under the [...]

The Treaty Stone, Thomond Bridge. Limerick City 18652019-06-27T11:57:23+00:00

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 1168

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The oldest and most beautiful building in Limerick City St Mary's Cathedral dates back to 1168 making it the oldest building in Limerick City predating King John's Castle. This was previously the site [...]

St Mary’s Cathedral, Bridge Street. Limerick City 11682019-06-27T12:51:03+00:00

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 1200

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Once regarded as the most beautiful city in Ireland, King John & A city under siege This strategic location on the banks of the Shannon has been a stronghold for thousands of years. [...]

King John’s Castle, Limerick City 12002019-06-27T13:03:46+00:00