View of River Shannon in Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, in mid-western Ireland, is the third largest city in the country. Located on the estuary of the River Shannon, and includes some of the islands in the river, Limerick covers 51.3 sq km (19.8 sq mi) and has a population of 57,000.
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More on LimerickLimerick began as a settlement founded by the Vikings, and grew larger under the Anglo-Normans. It was here in 1690s that fierce fighting took place between troops supporting the Catholic King James II against the Protestant King William of Orange (also known as William III of England), culminating with the heroic defeat of the Jacobite army to the Williamite army.
St John's Castle, Limerick
Author: Nils E. (public domain)
Limerick was a small village until the late 18th century, when it began to prosper from an increase in trade. However the Act of Union of 1800 placed the town at a disadvantage to those in Great Britain. This, along with the terrible Great Irish Famine of 1845 to 1852 brought an end to economic growth to Limerick that last until the late 20th century, when it entered another phase of rapid growth, remembered as the Celtic Tiger period.
The influences left behind by the Vikings, the English (Anglo-Normans) and the Irish themselves can still be seen in modern-day Limerick, in its three historic districts, known respectively as King's Island, Englishtown and Irishtown.
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
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Visiting LimerickShannon Airport, located 25 km from Limerick, receives flights from various cities in Ireland and within Europe as well as from New York City, Newark and Chicago. You can also get to Limerick by train from Dublin, Belfast, Cork and other cities in Ireland.
Places of Interest in Limerick
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