Ireland is a popular tourist destination, as well as business hub, offering a mix of soaring sea cliffs, stunning coastline and a lot more. The west of Ireland offers rich cultural attractions from fun-filled oyster festivals to traditional Irish music.
Limerick is the third largest city of the Republic of Ireland. It lies on the River Shannon in the southwest of the country. With a population of nearly 100,000, it is ideally placed as a city neither too big nor too small. It is easily accessible by road and rail, and the Shannon Airport is only a short distance away. The place is assumed to have derived its name from the word “limerick” which refers to a five line verse with a humorous-satirical message. It is assumed that the limerick was originally conceived in the town of Limerick. Limerick was traditionally perceived as a down-to-earth city, eclipsed by Galway, its neighbor to the north. But this is far from the truth. The Limerick of today is a busy, bustling city and the commercial capital of the mid-west of Ireland. It is an historic riverside city with a vibrant civic pride. It has a rich blend of modern buildings and old style Georgian architecture. In recent years, Limerick has become an important cultural center. There are various tourist attractions such as the King John's Castle, The Hunt Museum, and Foynes Flying Boat Museum.
In Limerick, one can easily find attractions to match one’s tastes. For art lovers, there is the Limerick City Gallery of Art which is located in Pery Square. This gallery features collections of the 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish art belonging to some of the much acclaimed artists of the past. The Hunt museum is another popular tourist attraction, and home to some of the greatest private collections of art and antiquities, which was generously donated John and Gertrude Hunt. The collections include masterworks by Da Vinci, Yeats and Renoir. The Belltable Arts Centre offers access to various forms of performance and visual arts, including Theatre, Dance, Music and Literature. For the shop-happy person there is the Mill Market that sells anything from produce to secondhand jewellery.
And in the heart of the Limerick city is a fine 4 star hotel - Limerick Strand Hotel. Located on the banks of the Shannon river, this 184 room hotel offers a blend of comfort and style. Each room is equipped with complimentary internet access, individually controlled air-conditioning, luxurious bed linen, plump pillows and much more. The suites at the Limerick Strand Hotel offer a spectacular view of the river. It offers a glass enclosed balcony, which offers a stunning view of the river as well as the city. These spacious suites are designed to offer sheer comfort. And the Presidential Suite is the epitome of luxury, designed to make one’s stay a memorable one.
Limerick Strand Hotel also offers a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, equipped with a swimming pool, and Jacuzzi. It also offers fine gourmet cuisine.
With the opulence, style and comfort that the Limerick Strand Hotel offers, a stay at this hotel is sure to make one’s holiday a memorable one.