‘Limerick is the commercial, administrative and cultural capital of Ireland’s mid-west’
Maybe you’re thinking of buying a home in Limerick but you need to know more. If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Limerick is a fantastic city with a huge range of property types with a price range which is far, far more reasonable than most cities. Yet there is plenty of growth and there have been huge changes in this friendly city, making it a superb place to live, if you choose carefully.
Limerick is the mid-west capital and Ireland’s third largest city. A vibrant riverside city, Limerick is situated on the majestic river Shannon – the longest river in Ireland and Great Britain. Limerick has a natural hinterland of half a million people living within an hour’s drive of the city centre.
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Limerick’s excellent road and rail network reflects the region’s accessibility. Six national roads converge on Limerick city and its environs.
Dublin is just a two hour drive by motorway, Galway is an hour, and Cork is 90 minutes. Not bad, if you consider how long a commute can take from one side of the capital to the other! Limerick is equally well served by public transportation connections. There are hourly direct bus and train services to Dublin, Cork, Galway and all of Ireland’s main urban centres.
What’s the average house price in Limerick?
According to ()the average price for property in Limerick is () as of (). The Dublin average is () making Limerick an economical place to live. In terms of property types, flats in Limerick sold for an average of () and houses for (). The majority of sales in Limerick during the last year were (semi-detached properties), selling for an average price of (). Detached properties sold for an average of (), with terraced properties fetching ().
Overall sold prices over the last year were () in comparison to the previous year and ()% (up) on the () level of ().
(Rentals in LimericK 880, 1587 Greater Dublin September 2018, The Irish Times)
The history of Limerick, stretches back to its establishment by the Vikings as a walled city on King’s Island (an island in the River Shannon) in 812, and its charter in 1197.
A great castle was built on the orders of King John in 1200. It was besieged three times in the 17th century, resulting in the famous Treaty of Limerick and the flight of the defeated Catholic leaders abroad. Much of the city was built during the following Georgian prosperity, which ended abruptly with the Act of Union in 1800. Today the city has a growing multicultural population.