County Limerick is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the Shannon River
or just walk through Mullaghareick Mountain Trail, the first way-marked trail
in West Limerick. Primarily an agricultural region, Limerick is noted for
extensive dairy farming and
Limerick was settled by Norse invaders in 812 and County Limerick's past is
sprinkled with significant historical events across the vast span of time.
Many 12th century churches can be found throughout Limerick and The Hunt Museum
houses a fine collection of Irish and European religious art. The Augustinian
Friory has a true medieval feel, while the 13th-century Trinitarian Abbey is
the only house of the order in Ireland. Both are still in use, the former by
the Church of Ireland, the latter by the Catholic church.