One of Ireland's major cities

About County Limerick


The Culture Of Limerick

Limerick is one of the Republic of Ireland's major cities, located in the province of Munster in the south of the country. It's old town is renowned for St. Mary's Cathedral and St. John's Square, an area lined with Georgian townhouses. Situated beside the River Shannon is the 13th century King John's Castle, one of the city's most recognisable sites.

The Hunt Museum, displays some of Limerick's most famous art collections and artifacts. The Limerick City Gallery of Art brings together both classical and modern Irish works. Limerick is also a gateway to Lough Gur, whose shores are scattered with ancient magalithic tombs and the historic village of Adare.

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Lough Gur

O’Grady School is located in Co. Limerick, south west Ireland. We are very lucky to be located right next to Lough Gur, one of the most famous archaeological sites in Europe. As well as it’s historical importance, Lough Gur is a renowned beauty and leisure spot, and it’s facilities are widely used by people far and near. Visit Lough Gur's website for more information.

Wild Atlantic Way

Our nearest city is Limerick, which is located 25km away. Limerick is Ireland’s third city, and is situated at the mouth of the River Shannon, which is the longest river in Ireland or England. It is also positioned on the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Visit Wild Atlantic Way's website for more information.

King Johns Castle

Limerick is rich in Georgian architecture, and King John’s Castle on the banks of the Shannon is a renowned tourist attraction. Visit Shannon Heritage for more information on King Johns Castle.
"Limerick Castle" by Eric The Fish is licensed under CC BY 2.0
"The Milk Market located at Cornmarket Row in the city centre sells locally produced foods and products" by William Murphy - Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Limerick Milk Market

TheLimerick’s Milk Market is famous and the varied street market stalls run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning in the city centre. Visit Milk Market Limerick for more information.

Bunratty Castle

Just outside the city is Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and this is another very popular attraction, encompassing a restored 15th century castle and a vibrant Folk Park where 19th century houses, village street and farmsteads can be visited and enjoyed. Visit Shannon Heritage for more information on Bunratty.

Ballyhoura Country

Our local towns are Bruff, Hospital, Kilmallock and Charleville, and we are based in Ballyhoura country, with a myriad of attractions and activities for all. Visit Ballyhoura Country's website for more information.