County Limerick is located in the province of Munster in Ireland's Shannon Region. It takes its name from its capital, Limerick City, the Republic of Ireland's third largest city. The River Shannon widens into an estuary on leaving the city, forming a substantial natural barrier between County Limerick and Clare to the north. Limerick is a scenic county characterised mainly by green pastoral countryside. It is ringed by hills and mountains, most notably the Galtee Mountains in the south-east, Ireland's highest inland mountain range.
Limerick is located in the province of Munster. It is named after the city of Limerick which has an urban population of about 100,000 people. Limerick is the tenth largest of Ireland’s 32 counties by area and the eighth largest by population. It is the fifth largest of Munster’s 6 counties in size and the second largest by population.
Access to Limerick via car has never been easier due to the massive amount of investment recent Governments in Ireland have poured into improving the road infrastructure in Ireland. Today the road from Dublin to Limerick is motorway standard for up to 100km while other improvements will be coming on line soon. The main arterial routes to County Limerick are as follows
The main location for picking up a car rental in County Limerick is at Shannon International Airport .
Limerick City has some of the best restaurants in Ireland outside Cork or Dublin.
Highly recommended are:
"Copper and Spice" Cornmarket Row for Indian and Thai Food.
"Brulees" on Henry Street which specialises in traditional European Fare.
"Moll Darby's" on George's Quay with superb but expensive Fish Dishes.
"The River Cafe" also on George's Quay - a traditional but superb French Bistro.