Limerick City and County
The City of Limerick offers a glittering selection of shopping opportunities and a multitude of cultural, artistic and sporting events to be experienced and enjoyed. Just a few miles outside of the City, County Limerick ,with its Rural Splendour, offers some of the most outstanding and charming countryside anywhere on the Island of Ireland where the landscape is punctuated with majestic hills and mountains and dotted with villages of character.
Limerick European City of Sport
Limerick’s successful bid to take the coveted European City of Sport 2011 title has pushed its sports-mad citizens to fever pitch! During 2011 there will be an exciting calendar of events and the city will be alive to the excitement and passion of a full year’s sporting festival.
The County of Clare
Clare’s Atlantic Coastline includes some of the most stunning coastal scenery you will
ever find. All along you will encounter breath-taking scenery. Sheer-rock faces
alternate with sweeping sandy beaches, many marking the origins of fine resorts like
Kilkee, Spanish Point and Lahinch.
Tipperary is a gem of a county, varied in its scenery and rich cultural heritage as it is in the cheer and character of the people you will meet while you are there. Lively market towns like Nenagh, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary, Clonmel, Thurles, Roscrea, Templemore and Cashel, boast a wealth of shopping streets, fine-dining restaurants, family fare and interesting places to stay.
By being the home of the greatest telescope ever built. It would be worth going a long way just to see this ‘leviathan’, now skilfully restored and showing its paces to visitors every day.
But Birr has benefited since the 17th century from generations of benevolent landlords who planned and built a stately town outside their castle walls. Within the same walls they laid out one of the most beautiful gardens of Ireland and, more recently, developed Ireland’s Historic Science Centre. Rich treasures respectively for gardeners and scientists, both are delightful experiences for less specialised visitors.