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Limerick in Numbers


91,456: Population of Limerick City and environs

3: Limerick is the third most populous city in Ireland.

202: Distance in kilometres from Limerick to Dublin.

1197: Year Limerick got it's Charter from King John 1.

2000: Approximate number of art works in Limerick's Hunt Museum.

4: Number of bridges across the Shannon in Limerick City.

2:Limerick has the second largest Polish community in Ireland.

675: Length in meters of the Shannon Tunnel.

13,000: Student population of UL during the academic year.

94: Height in metres of St.. John’s Cathedral

224: The River Shannon, flowing through Limerick City,is the Longest river in Ireland at roughly 224miles (360 Km).

Named for the Celtic goddess Sionna or Sionnan, the river rises on Cuilcagh Mountain in Cavan and meets the Atlantic Ocean at the Shannon estuary. It flows through 11 counties and has several well-known lakes on it - Lough Allen, Lough Boyle, and Lough Derg