County Limerick

The cottages we have on offer in this county take full advantage of this historic location.

County Limerick is well worth a visit and is dotted with picturesque towns and villages, such as Castleconnell on the banks of the Shannon and Adare, with its old world thatched cottages and medieval churches. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Shannon, go horse-riding or try out coarse angling.

Limerick City and county covers an area of just over 1000 square miles.  Within its boundaries stand the ruins of no less than 450 castles The entire northern boundary of the county is formed by the River Shannon and its other three sides lie along a fringe of mountains and hills which run in a natural semi-circle.  

The city dates from the middle of the 9th century, when the Danes made a settlement here and used it as a base for plundering the hinterland.  This colony endured continual attacks by the Irish for more than a century and Brian Boru finally sacked the town and drove out the settlers.  The town was taken by the Anglo-Normans towards the end of the 12th century, but control was later regained by the O'Briens, who in 1194 commenced the building of St Mary's Cathedral.  King john visited Limerick in 1210 and ordered a strong castle to be built - 'to watch towards Thomond' - and a bridge to span the Shannon.  More than a century later, Edward Bruce occupied the city, presiding in the castle in semi-royal state for several months.

County Limerick offers a wide range of activities including fishing, cycling, golf and swimming.