"Limerick - Capital of the Shannon Region" Limerick by 807Wheaton

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Welcome to Limerick

Limerick's difficult periods were famously described in Frank McCourt's book, "Angela's Ashes" .
However, with the opening of the University of Limerick there has been a marked change in fortunes.
Many multinational companies have been attracted to the city, among them Dell Computer being the biggest, employing thousands of people from the city and county.
In the background of this picture you can see King John's Castle.

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  • In a nutshell:Medieval core and a thriving commercial and tourist center
  • Last visit to Limerick: Jul 1994
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    I would pay a visit to St.John's Castle with pleasure.... I like limericks - funny little poems....

  • Apr 17, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    The photograph which is titled St. Mary's Cathedral Limerick is not correct. What is shown is a ruin and may be Quinn abbey.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 3:04 PM

    Great photos!!! Can I borrow your King John's Castle one for my own VT page? Hard disk crashed and I'm photo less.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2005 at 1:20 PM

    Did you read Angela's Ashes before your visit? The opening shot of the bridge looks great


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