What is limerick?

  • (noun): Port city in southwestern Ireland.
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Limerick ( /ˈlɪmrɪk/; Irish: Luimneach ) is a city in Ireland. It is located in the Mid-West Region and is also part of the province of Munster. Limerick City Council is the local authority for the city. The city is built on several curves and islands of the River Shannon, which spreads into an estuary shortly downriver from Limerick. It is the third most populous city in the state and the fifth most populous on the island of Ireland. It was the first city to receive the designation of City of Culture.

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Limerick, Saskatchewan
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Mike Fitz Gerald (hurler) - Career
... Mike represented Limerick at minor and U-21 level without much success before graduating to the senior ranks ... At third level he represented both Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and The Garda College Templemore ... Mikes brother Aidan played u-21 hurling with Limerick and the family was recently featured on tg4 glor na gael ...
Mark Foley (Limerick Hurler) - Playing Career - Inter-county
... Foley has played hurling at all levels with Limerick ... debut against Tipperary, however, Limerick later lost the Munster final to Clare ... first Munster title as a full member of the team and Limerick later qualified to play Wexford in the All-Ireland final ...
Mark O'Riordan - Playing Career - Inter-county
... Hurling O'Riordan first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Limerick under-21 team ... set of Munster and All-Ireland under-21 honours, as Limerick completed the second leg of a three-in-a-row ... By this stage he had already joined the county senior team, however, Limerick's hurling fortunes were about to take a dramatic downturn ...
Mark O'Riordan
... Mark O'Riordan (born 1980 in Croom, County Limerick) is an Irish sportsperson ... He plays hurling with his local club Croom and with the Limerick senior inter-county team ... He also plays with the Limerick senior football team ...

More definitions of "limerick":

  • (noun): A humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba.

Famous quotes containing the word limerick:

    The limerick packs laughs anatomical
    Into space that is quite economical,
    But the good ones I’ve seen
    So seldom are clean
    And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

    Galway is a blackguard place,
    To Cork I give my curse,
    Tralee is bad enough,
    But Limerick is worse.
    Which is worst I cannot tell,
    They’re everyone so filthy,
    But of the towns which I have seen
    Worst luck to Clonakilty.
    —Anonymous. “Clonakilty,” from Geoffrey Grigson’s Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, Faber & Faber (1977)