Limerick borders four other counties: Kerry to the west, Clare to the north, Tipperary to the east and Cork to the south. It is the fifth largest of Munster's six counties in size, and the second largest by population. The River Shannon flows through the city of Limerick into the Atlantic Ocean at the north of the county. Below the city, the waterway is known as the Shannon Estuary.
In 2014 became Limerick Ireland’s inaugural National City of Culture, with a wide range of artistic and cultural events that take place in various locations around the city throughout the year. The Limerick City Gallery of Art Pery Square is the city’s premier venue for contemporary art exhibitions.
Limerick City Gallery of Art is the only gallery outside of Dublin (Hugh Lane Gallery) that is funded by a local authority. Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) is one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Ireland and home to an important collection of Irish 18th to 21st century art in all media, with the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing and the Michael O’Connor.
Jerry O’Neill was born in Limerick City in 1921 and achieved literary acclaim chronicling the bleak plights of the Irish in London. His works include the play, God is Dead (1967), and the novels, Open Cut (1986), Duffy is Dead (1988), Canon Bang Bang (1989) - each about the lives of the Irish immigrant labourers - Commissar Connell (1992), and Rellighan, Undertaker (2000).
A limerick is a five-line cute poem with a distinctive rhythm. The rhyming scheme is AABBA with the longer first, second and fifth lines rhyming and the shorter third and fourth lines rhyming with each other.
In 2014, Limerick became Ireland's inaugural National City of Culture, with a wide variety of artistic and cultural events occurring at various locations around the city throughout the entire year. The Limerick City Gallery of Art on Pery Square is the city's chief venue for contemporary art exhibitions.
The 1830 Limerick Food Riots Publisher 23 February, 2016 Irish History. Limerick in the 1820s. Poverty, inequality, and food riots in Limerick City in the 1830s. By Liam Hogan.. While the Earl of Limerick’s version of events contradicted all of the eyewitness accounts.
About Popular Catholicism in 20th-Century Ireland For much of the 20th century, Catholics in Ireland spent significant amounts of time engaged in religious activities. This book documents their experience in Limerick city between the 1920s and 1960s, exploring the connections between that experience and the wider culture of an expanding and modernising urban environment.