When I spotted this video of Limerick streets, I just had to share. Firstly, the tilt-shift filming technique facinates me… it makes places look like toy towns. Secondly, it gives a little peek at the Limerick I know… a bustling city with shops and restaurants and pubs and people.
Limerick often gets a bum rap from guidebooks. It’s a Viking city that had a notable building boom during the Georgian era… that means some wider streets and big, gray stone buildings that are usually much more interesting on the inside. So, comparing it to places like Galway or Cork with their their quaint, narrow streets with clusters of small buildings is a bit like comparing a six-pack of one beer to a keg of another… it really depends on what you’re looking for.
Limerick also gets labeled as a dangerous city… gotta say, in all my years, I haven’t seen anything that made Limerick appear more dangerous for tourists than any other Irish city… standard travel safety tips apply in Ireland, and Limerick is no different.
While in Limerick, I’d recommend the Hunt Museum, the Milk Market, the pedestrian shopping streets in city centre… and I’m keen to inspect the new Frank McCourt Museum when I get over there… and since Limerick is the European City of Sport in 2011, I might suggest a visit to Thomond Park Rugby Stadium.