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The city of Limerick is situated on the River Shannon and is a major tourist destination. Accommodations that suit all budgets are available in and around the city. Vocational stays can be arranged in refurbished old castles or spanking new hotels. Cozy love nest for couples are available at great discounts in season. The climate of area is comparatively mild with temperature ranging between an average of minimum of 40 C in the winter and a maximum of 200 C in summer. Outdoor activities are enjoyable except in extreme winter.
Limerick provides a lot of entertainment for tourists. Monuments dating back to the city’s origin such as the King John’s Castle and the Cathedral of St. Mary are still well preserved. The cathedral is still in use and has the only surviving set of misericords in the whole of Ireland. These were built during the Norman rule of Limerick in the 12th century. Another important historical monument is the Treaty Stone. The famous Limerick treaty by which the Irish accepted English dominance was signed in Limerick in 1691. The stone was used as table to sign the documents. The Norman era was a prosperous time for Limerick. It developed as a major trading post and port under the Norman rule. During this peaceful period the city expanded and two distinct quarters, ‘English Town’ on the island and ‘Irish Town’ on the south bank of the River Shannon were formed. Due to the King John’s castle’s strategic location on the river, it came under continuous attack from invaders in the following centuries. The castle was besieged many times. Though subject to vicious siege artillery, the wall, fortifications and towers still remain. Limerick once again grew prosperous by agriculture and trade in the 18th century. Then the Act of Union and famines crippled its economy and inhabitants.
The current day Limerick is one of the most prosperous cities and third largest in Ireland. The Shannon airport and the University of Limerick contributed in a major way to the prosperity of Limerick. The roaring nineties attracted large industries to the area. There are huge numbers of car rental companies so you can easily hire a car in Limerick and for traveling to airport you can go for the Cheap Car Hire Ireland.
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