County Limerick sits in Ireland’s southwest. Beside the Shannon Estuary, the city of Limerick is home to the 13th-century King John’s Castle, on an island in the river. Nearby, the Hunt Museum displays a vast collection of art and antiquities in the old customs house. Southeast of here, archaeological sites like the Grange Stone Circle dot the countryside around Lough Gur, in the Ballyhoura Mountains.
Area: 2,756 km²
Population: 194,899 (2016)
Points of interest: Lough Gur, Ballyhoura Mountains, MORE
Did you know: Limerick is the 10th-largest Irish county by area (2,756 km²).