Limerick City is the Capital of the Shannon Region and is an excellent centre for shopping. Limerick is also known as Sports City and is considered to be the sporting capital of Ireland, with excellent facilities and passionate followers of all sporting activities. Limerick is also an excellent holiday base and is just 30 minutes from Shannon International Airport, and less than 20 minutes from attractions such as world-famous Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
County Limerick, contrasting with the City, is a place of quiet beauty and rural charm. Its gentle undulating landscape is pleasing to the eye from rural mountains of Ballyhoura, the beautiful Golden Vale in the east of the County through to the tidal estuary of the River Shannon.