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County Limerick
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County Limerick

This article is about the county in Ireland. For other uses of the name, see Limerick (disambiguation).

County Limerick
Area: 2,686 kmē
Capital: Limerick
Code: LK
Population: 175,304 (2002)
Province: Munster

Limerick (Luimneach in Irish) is an Irish county in the province of Munster, located in the Mid-west of Ireland with County Clare to the north, County Cork to the south and County Kerry to the west. The River Shannon flows through Limerick City and into the Atlantic Ocean. Below Limerick city, the waterway is known as the Shannon Estuary. Because the estuary is shallow, the county's most important port is several kilometres west of Limerick city, at Foynes.

Limerick city is home to the University of Limerick, originally a purely technical college, well regarded in this field internationally. Limerick is served by Shannon International Airport, Shannon Town in neighbouring County Clare.

Newcastlewest is the most important county town outside the city. Other towns mainly lie along the Limerick - Tralee roads (N69,N20) and Limerick - Cork road (N21).

Towns and Villages


Counties of Ireland
Republic of Ireland: Carlow | Cavan | Clare | Cork | Donegal | Dublin | Galway | Kerry | Kildare | Kilkenny | Laois | Leitrim | Limerick | Longford | Louth | Mayo | Meath | Monaghan | Offaly | Roscommon | Sligo | Tipperary (North, South) | Waterford | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow
Northern Ireland: Antrim | Armagh | Derry/Londonderry | Down | Fermanagh | Tyrone
Provinces of Ireland: Connacht | Leinster | Munster | Ulster