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IFTN LOCATIONS GUIDE - LIMERICK

TRAVEL INFORMATION
Shannon International Airport, situated in south County Clare, is the nearest major airport to Limerick - approximately 15 miles from Limerick City. The city is 123 miles or 198 km from Dublin along the N7, 65 miles or 105 km from Galway and 160 miles or 257km from Cork. The Dublin-Limerick line serves Colbert Station in Limerick City. Bus Eireann also provides services to Limerick from Cork, Waterford and Dublin.
GENERAL INFORMATION

Limerick City is the fourth largest centre of population in the country and has a colourful and fascinating history evident throughout. A particular feature of the county is the range of charming market towns, each of which has its own particular attractions.

IFTN LOCATIONS GUIDE
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 TRANSPORT

Bus
Bus Eireann also provides services to Limerick from Cork, Waterford and Dublin.
For further information on bus services, telephone: 061 313333 or 01 8366111

Rail
The Dublin / Limerick line serves one station only in Co. Limerick - Colbert Station in Limerick City.
For further information on train services, telephone: 061 413355 or 01 8366222

Sea
Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. The main ports of entry are Cork, Dublin and Rosslare.

Airports

Ireland 's transatlantic airport is situated at Shannon. Scheduled services are operated by major Irish and International airlines from and to Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, with one-stop connections from most other major US cities. Regular scheduled flights operate from Dublin, London and Paris to Shannon, with charter flights from a number of other mainland European cities. 061 471444

Car Rental Agencies

Cara Rent-a-Car

Limerick

061 455811

Taxi Companies

Ballinacurra Taxi Service

72 Ballinacurra Gardens, Limerick.

061 301333

John Carey

5 Abbeyville, Adare, Co. Limerick.

061 396777

Castletroy and City Taxis

Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

061 332266

John Cronin

65 Richmond Park, Corbally, Limerick.

061 342157

Economy Taxis

Shannon St. , Limerick.

061 411422

Flynn Hackney Service

Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

068 32219

Speeditaxis Ltd

3 Lr Glentwood St. , Limerick.

061 318844

Bernard Supple

9 Manor Court, Adare, Co. Limerick.

061 396134

Swift Taxis

Shannon St. , Limerick.

061 313131

Aircraft Hire

Westair Aviation Ltd

Limerick

0800 560504

 ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

Castle Oaks House Hotel

Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

061 377666

Castletroy Park Hotel

Dublin Road , Limerick.

061 335566

Courtenay Lodge Hotel

Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

069 62244

Dunraven Arms Hotel

Adare, Co. Limerick.

061 396633

Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel

Knockanes, Adare, Co. Limerick.

061 396118

Greenhills Hotel

Ennis Road , Limerick.

061 453033

Jury's Inn Limerick Hotel

Lower Mallow St., Limerick.

061 400966

Limerick Inn Hotel

Ennis Road , Limerick.

061 326666

South Court Business and Leisure Hotel

Raheen Roundabout, Limerick.

065 230000

Two Mile Inn Hotel

Ennis Road , Limerick.

061 326255

Flat Rental Agencies

Leddin Estates Ltd.,

92 O'Connell St. , Limerick.

061 312233

PJ Scanlon

6 Victoria Terrace, S.C.R. Limerick.

061 313449

Office Rental Agencies

Chesser

2 Cecil St. , Limerick.

061 4197999

de Courcy Estate Agents

7 / 8 Glentworth St., Limerick.

061 415188

Hanly Donnellan

56 O' Connell St., Limerick.

061 415505

Leddin Estates Ltd

92 O'Connell St. , Limerick.

061 312233

 

GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Arts Officer

Joan McKernan (Arts Officer) Limerick County Coun

061 318477

Arts Organiser

Sheila Deegan (Arts Organiser) Limerick Corporati

061 415799

Civil Defence

 

061 31 84 77

County Council Offices

County Buildings 79 - 84 0'Connell St., Limerick

061 318477

Limerick Corporation

City Hall, Merchant's Quay, Limerick

061 415799

Office of Public Works

District Office, 2 Mallow St., Limerick.

061 313500

KEY LOCATIONS

 RURAL

Barnagh Gap
Situated about five miles from Newcastlewest, towards Abbeyfeale, Barnagh Gap is renowned for its excellent elevated views of the surrounding countryside.


Mountains Ranges:
Ballyhoura Mountains
Galtee Mountains
Slievefelim Mountains
Mullaghareirk Mountains



Curraghchase Forest Park
Situated 26 km south-west of Limerick city, this is a 600 acre plantation of exceptional beauty. It houses the remains of the home of the poet Aubrey de Vere.


The Golden Vale
This is an area of lush fertile land in the eastern part of the county and is shared with Tipperary. It consists of a vast farming plain enclosed by mountains.


Doneraile Court and Wildlife Park
The ruins of an old castle, gate lodge, bridge and weir are on the estate. There is also a large park with wild flora and fauna, including herds of red and fallow deer.

 COASTAL

Coastline
County Limerick has a small stretch of coastline from the Shannon Estuary leading on to the mouth of the Shannon and the ocean beyond. This area, once outside Limerick City, is lined with wooded hills, most picturesque between Foynes and Glin.

River Shannon
The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland and Great Britain. The Shannon Estuary is in county Limerick. With its three great lakes, inner lakes and tributaries, the Shannon offers over 270km of waterways. The river gathers speed on its course to the sea at Limerick. The mudflats at the Shannon estuary attract a variety of wildlife. The estuary is scattered with islands, the largest of which is Scattery Island. Most of the islands are used for grazing.

Lough Gur
This small crescent lake, near Sixmilebridge is the centre of an important prehistoric site, including two stone forts from the viking period, two stone circles, an early Bronze Age tomb, two crannogs, Black Castle and the 15th century Bourchier’s Castle.

Clare Glens
Situated on the border between Limerick and Tipperary this area has beautiful waterfalls and small pools for swimming.

 HISTORICAL

Askeaton Friary
A well-preserved Franciscan Friary situated downstream from the small town along the River Deel, and dating from 1389. Askeaton Castle, in ruins, is also located a short walk away.


Glenstal Abbey, Munroe
Situated 12 miles from Limerick City, this Abbey houses the Tridentine order of priests and is also a school.


King John's Castle, Limerick city.
This restored 13th century castle is situated in Limerick city, in an area known as King's Island. Other features include excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifcations and siege mines. Battlement walkways along the castle's walls and towers, afford wonderful views of Limerick City, the River Shannon and County Clare.


St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City
Founded in the 12th century on a hill in King's Island which is the oldest part of Limerick City. The abbey was founded in 1927, but there are also ruins here from the 17th century.


Celtic Park and Gardens
This is a new attraction in Kilcornan, adjacent to Curraghchase Forest park, 12 miles from Limerick City on the Limerick to Foynes Road. On display, are natural features and replicas including stone circles, a mass rock, dolmen, a lake dwelling, an Ogham stone, a cooking site, a stone church, a holy well and a fine example of a very early surviving historic ring fort.


Glin Castle
This site dates from the 1600's, and the 18th century castle stands in the middle of a 500 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the river Shannon. There are standing stones and ringforts in the nearby vicinity and a beautifully renovated 19th century stone church is situated next to the gates of the castle. Glin Heritage centre is locted on the banks of the River Shannon.


Grange Stone Circle
This is one of the finest stone circles in the country and located on the shores of Lough Gur. Knockadoon, also in the area is a small hill with remains of 1000BC earthworks.


Carrigogunnell Castle
Built on an outcrop of volcanic rock in Mungret in the 15th century, this castle is now in ruins.


Dromore Castle
Built on the banks of the Maigue River.

 INTERIORS

Castle Matrix
Built in 1440, this castle contains authentic furnishings, paintings and historic documents. It has been restored in spectacular style.


Glin Castle
The interior of the castle has superb 18th century furnishings, paintings and plasterwork. The library bookcase has a secret door leading to the hall and a rare flying staircase.

 URBAN

Limerick
Situated on the River Shannon, and only 15 miles from Shannon Airport, Limerick is a busy centre of trade. The architecture of Limerick is predominantly Georgian. In recent years new shopping malls and pedestrianised streets have been developed in the city centre. Some noteworthy sites include the mediaeval King John's Castle, the Custom House, Castle Lane with its authentic 18th / 19th century urban streetscape, and St. Mary's Cathedral. 15 miles south of Limerick City in Kilcornan, Pallaskenry, is a 600-acre plantation, Curraghchase Forest Park.


Adare
This small village is perhaps one of the prettiest in the country - with its 'old world' thatched cottages and mediaeval churches, it recalls a style of life which has almost vanished from modern Ireland. Situated in a woodland area near the River Maigue, the orange thatched cottages, beautiful old stone buildings and handsome old ruins line its broad main streets. Two beautiful old buildings in the village are Adare Manor - a Tudor-Gothic building from the mid 1800's, and the Franciscan Friary built on the riverbank. There are also ruins of a castle in the area.


Ballyhoura
The beautiful unspoilt countryside of Ballyhoura offers the ideal location. Nearby are the picturesque Ballyhoura and Galtee Mountains and the fertile plains of the Golden Vale.


Castleconnell
A picturesque village on the wooded banks of the River Shannon just 6 miles from Limerick City off the main Dublin Road. Nearby are the spectacular falls of Doonas. Georgian and neo-classical mansions can be seen beside the wooded river banks. The ruins of the de Burgo Castle can also be seen at the river crossing.


Foynes
This seaport has a history as a centre of flying boats. It was previously the terminus for a transatlantic flying-boat service.


Kilmallock
This town houses the Norman remains of a tower castle, a tower gate, a medieval stone mansion and a Dominican friary.


Newcastle West
Located on the N21, Newcastle West boasts Desmond Hall, built during the 15th century, featuring fine restored medieval features.

TOURIST OFFICES

Limerick , Arthur’s Quay

061 317522

GARDAI/POLICE

Abbeyfeale

068 31100

Adare

061 396216

Askeaton

061 392102

Castleconnell

061 377105

Bruff

061 382103

Henry St. , Limerick

061 414222

Newcastle West

069 62111

Rathkeale

 

HOSPITALS

Limerick Regional

061 301111

UTILITIES

ESB - Electricity Supply Board

Limerick

Limerick

061 415599

Waste Disposal

All Skips

Timaru, Rathbane North, Limerick.

061 414200

Buckley Waste Disposal

Court Kidimo, Limerick.

068 21876

Cussen Waste Disposal

Dock Road, Limerick.

061 228855

Economy Waste Disposal

Dock Road, Limerick

061 304545

Enviro Ireland

King's Island Rd., Watchouse Cross, Limerick.

1850 318080

Flannery Contract Waste Ltd

King's Island Rd., Limerick.

061 452065

Ipodec Ireland Ltd

Dublin Rd. , Limerick.

061 413688

Limerick Waste Enterprises

Galvone Industrial Estate, Limerick.

061 415908

Tidy Bin Services Ltd

Ballycormac, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.

061 416692

Ward Waste Disposal

Newcastle West.

069 81086



FILMOGRAPHY - LIMERICK
 Film Name  Director  Year
-  Angela's Ashes  Alan Parker  2000
-  Cowboys & Angels  David Gleeson  2003
-  Cut n Dry  Liam Tully  2005
-  High Spirits  Neil Jordan  1987
-  Househunters  Martin Daneels  2004
-  Prime Time: Limerick - A Tale of Two Cities  Michael Henry  2004
-  Six in the City  Peter Murphy  2013
-  The Luck of the Irish  Donovan Pedelty  1935
-  The McCourts of Limerick  Conor McCourt  1997
-  The Real Thing  David Gleeson  2002
-  The Rising of the Moon  John Ford  1957




 
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