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Limerick
Luimneach
Ceety
A montage o Limerick. Frae top, left tae richt: St. John's Cathedral, King John's Castle, the Clarion Hotel, Riverpoint, Treaty Stane an the University Concert Hall at the Varsity o Limerick.

Coat of arms
Motto: Urbs Antiqua Fuit
Studiisque Asperrima Belli
  (Latin)
"Thare wis an auncient ceety
vera fierce in the skills o war"[1]
Limerick is located in Ireland
Limerick
Limerick
Coordinates: 52°39′55″N 8°37′26″W / 52.6652°N 8.6238°W / 52.6652; -8.6238
Kintra Ireland
Province Munster
Coonty Limerick
Foondit AD 812
Government
 • Type City Council
 • Mayor Gerry McLoughlin[2]
 • LEAs 3
 • Dáil Éireann Limerick City, Limerick
 • European Pairlament Sooth
Area
 • Total 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Ceety 57,106
 • Urban aurie 91,454
Demonym Limerickman, Shannonsider
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (UTC+1)
Area code(s) (+353) 61
Caur plates L
Website www.LimerickCity.ie

Limerick (play /ˈlɪmrɪk/; Erse: Luimneach[ˈl̪imʲɨnʲəx])[4] is a ceety in Ireland. It is locatit in the Mid-Wast Region and is pairt o the province o Munster an aw. Limerick City Council is the local authority for the ceety. The ceety is built on several curves an islands o the River Shannon, which spreads intae an estuary shortly dounriver frae Limerick. It is the third maist muckle ceety in the state an is the first tae receive the designation o Ceety o Cultur.

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  1. "Limerick City Motto". Limerick.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. {{cite web|url=http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/local/rugby-hero-mcloughlin-elected-mayor-of-limerick-1-3988315
  3. "cso.ie". 
  4. Frae loimeanach [ˈl̪imʲənəx] meanin "bare mairsh" or "bare place o the horses", a name that is Roman an is oreeginally applee'd tae pairt o the shoreland o the Shannon immediately belaw the present ceety.

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