Explore Medieval Limerick with this 3km walking trail taking you to many significant locations. The early Medieval City was established on the southern tip of King’s Island. The Island is formed by the Abbey and Shannon Rivers. Walled in 1185 it became known as English Town and from earliest times was the administrative heart of the city.
Limerick City has a charter older than that of London. Though the City has experienced many changes the administrative centre of the city is still situated here. Those who could not or did not wish to embrace the Anglo Norman Culture were forced to move to the opposite side of the river. This area which was not fortified until 1320 was called Irish Town. Further expansion began in 1769 with the planning and building of the Gerorgian City.