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Limerick City Transport
Limerick city situated on the Shannon River is about 20 kilometers from the Shannon International airport or Aerfort na Sionsinne. The air port has scheduled flights to many European and American cities every day. Regular bus services are available from the city to the airport and back. Limerick can be reached by rail from Dublin, Waterford or Kerry. Irish national bus service ‘Bus Eireann’ provides services in the city.
Limerick has many tourist attractions. The oldest historical monument is the Cathedral of St. Mary Blessed Virgin built in the 12th century and is still in use. The Castle built by King John Lord of Ireland, on the King’s island around the same time is another surviving archaeological marvel. A monument to the famous Limerick Treaty and the end of the city’s siege by William of Orange in the 17th century, the Treaty stone, is on display in the city center. There are museums, art galleries and other visual treats in an around the city. Walking and boat tours are conducted around the city on a regular basis. For the physically inclined, excellent golf courses are available in the city.
Limerick’s known history dates back to the ninth century when Vikings took over the island as a base to pillage the area. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, the Irish defeated the Vikings and took possession of the island. The Anglo Normans arrived in the 12th century under King John and captured the city. Limerick was granted its first charter at the end of that century by King Richard. The King John’s Castle on the island was ordered to be built by the King John and completed in 1200. Limerick prospered under the Norman rule as port and a trading post. Due to its strategic location, Limerick was under siege many times during the civil wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. Oliver Cromwell besieged the city in 1651. William III of Orange laid siege to the city twice at the end of the 17th Century. He finally defeated the Irish confederation in 1691 when the famous Limerick treaty was signed using the treaty stone for a table. Car is the best option to get around in the city. There are huge numbers of car rental companies so you can easily Limerick car hire and for traveling to airport you can go for the car hire in Ireland
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