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19 Undeniable Reasons Why Limerick Is The Greatest County In Ireland

By James Fenton

June 4, 2019 at 5:13pm

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Looking for a last-minute trip? Why not get in the car and head to Limerick?

The Treaty County has always been home to great food, culture, nightlife and a whole heap of hidden gems, and it can now add the Liam McCarthy cup to the list after yesterday's epic All-Ireland final victory over Galway.

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments.

1. Adare is one of the prettiest towns in Ireland

Described as 'an architectural wealth of scenic beauty' on AdareVillage.com.

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2. And Limerick has some of the best museums the country

You could spend hours wandering around the Hunt Museum, the Limerick City Gallery of Art or the Frank McCourt Museum.

3. There's a passion for hurling like nowhere else

And now that painful 45-year wait has ended.

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4. And it's the home of Munster Rugby

AKA One of the most loudest and most passionate fanbases in world sport.

5. It's the birthplace of the legendary Terry Wogan

And he now has a permanent place in his home city.

6. Not to mention Hollywood icon Richard Harris

All hail Dumbledore.

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7. Limerick is the county that gave us the Rubberbandits

From novelty hip-hop act to undisputed voices of a generation.

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8. UL is the best craic university in the country

No argument.

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9. And you can't bate dinner at the Copper Room

The ideal start (or end) to a night out.

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10. Or a night in Flannerys

The nightlife all round is class tbf.

11. And the city ain't bad to look at either

Beautiful.

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12. The Cranberries have written some of the best songs to come out of Ireland

Altogether now: "IN YOUR HEAD, IN YOUR HEEEEEAAAAAD"

13. And 'Sean South of Garryowen' is great for a sing-song

"And the leader was.... a LIMERICK man..."

14. The one and only Paul O'Connell calls Limerick home

True Irish hero.

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16. As does legendary journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne

He'll be missed.

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17. And Oscar nominee Ruth Negga

Bringing a bit of Limerick to Hollywood.

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18. The people are generally the salt of the earth

A great bunch of lads.

19. Ah yes. Limerick, you certainly are a lady

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