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julianaflipflop Limerick - A travel report by julia
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Limerick City and County

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I was resident here from 1993 to 1995. I lived near the railway station. Living in a place opens your eyes in a different way. my children went to local school

The city is small, and many shops, banks etc still close for lunch, It is easy access to Shannon Airport, and boasts, coach links to the rest of ireland and uk. It also has a railway station which is stuck in the 1950s, the busses pull up alongside the station which is a bit of a walk from the town. The City is onthe river shannon and it is possible to walk miles along the river bank towards and past the university, through 'silicone valley' and into the limerick countryside. The city is worth just about a days visit, however the countryside around boast many beautiful villages. I lived in a very small town call Killmallock, on the railway line but trains no longer stop there. this little town boasts 14th century abbey ruins and a small section of wall reamains that once circled the town. There are arched, once gated, entries to the town on two sides. Their is a cattle mart once a week which brings local traders to sell veg and wares in front of the cattle mart. When I lived there the town boasted 13 pubs and 1300 residents, thats one pub per 100 people, and that includes children. Railway road is the post end of town where solicitor and store owners live along with the local priests house which is claimed is haunted as is built by/on the ground of a famine buriel ground. The countryside is old and rugged in this area. Driving through the minor roads to Limerick city in the bruff direction you pass through the town where de velera went to school and also an area where there is a flatstone grave. Driving in the opposite direction you reach kilfinane and on into the forests that border typperary county. Employment is difficult to find and I eventually left the area after two years as although the life was idyllic it was difficult to finance.

Favourite spots:
The ruins by the river. walking through the fields

What's really great:
the way of life. the lack of commercial intervention

The Shannon and the castle over the bridge is beautiful and worth a visit

Try out one a night in Kilmallock, that will last you almost two weeks.
In the City the hotels are safest. some of the pubs are dicey, Limerick city was once nick named 'stab city' but that mainly refers to antics in the suburbs.

katy daly's

Published on Tuesday June 22th, 2004

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Fri, Jun 25 2004 - 04:04 PM rating by krissie

great page! was in limerick last summer,.... what a pity you didn't add any pics.

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