Limerick is the third largest city of Ireland and lies in the province of Munster. The city is located on the River Shannon and has a population of around 94 thousand. The historic core of the city lies on King’s Island, bounded by the Shannon and Abbey Rivers. The city dates from 812, but archaeologists suggest that there were older settlements at King’s Island. The city shares its name with a type of humorous verse. In 2014, Limerick became Ireland’s National City of Culture. Things to do as a tourist range from visiting museums and old architecture to exploring the surrounding nature.