County Limerick is
adorned with attractive towns and villages, many of which
are built on the banks of the river Shannon. The Shannon Estuary forms the northern boundary of the county, giving Limerick a navigable outlet to the sea.
County Limerick has a wealth of rising and falling plains, particularly in the east, where the rich plain there is known as the Golden Vale.
County Limerick boasts several visitor attractions, such as the Hunt Museum in Limerick city and the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, which was once the centre of aviation and where Irish coffee was invented.
Adare Village, restored in the 1820s by the Earl of Dunraven, is reputed to be the prettiest village in Ireland.
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