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There is rarely any extreme weather in Limerick, Ireland with moderate temperatures and regular rainfall all year round. Summers (June – August) are pleasant, with an average of six hours of sunshine a day and temperatures of between 12 - 20°C. (53 - 68°F) Winters (December – February) are mild, with temperatures rarely reaching below 0°C (32°F) and on average ranging between 2 - 9°C (35 - 48°F). December is the wettest month, with an average of 111mm (4.4 inches) rainfall, however be prepared for a light shower even during the summer months.
- The Shannon River that cuts through Limerick is the longest river in Ireland.
- The Irish name for Limerick is Luimneach, meaning ‘barren spot of land’.
- The town of Limerick has nothing to do with the type of five-line poem that bears its name!
- Limerick is known as Ireland’s sporting capital and was awarded the coveted title of European City of Sport in 2011.
- The Frank McCourt Museum is housed in the schoolroom where the famous Limerick author received his early education.