I lived in Limerick for a couple of years and found the main problems to be
1. Weather - grey grey grey, that horrible sticky heavy mist / light rain, when
you drive to limerick you will usually see a large grey cloud sitting over the
area and encounter it approx. 15 miles outside the city - bit like that episode
of Married with Children where they visited the village in England which was in
2. Scumbaggery - in eight months I had my motorbike stolen and recovered, my car
broken into, and I escorted with the aid of a six foot staff, two scumbags out of
my apartment. (turned out to be lads on bail for an armed post office robbery
putting together a nest egg for when they get out of jail) The cops in Limerick
are dead sound though - as long as you are not driving to Shannon where two speed
traps on the same side of the road within a mile or two of each other is pretty
3. Traffic - a nightmare, worse than Dublin, tend to be just solid rather than
moving at a crawl. The main reason for this is that Limerick is the main crossing
point of the Shannon and the bridges are in the city so all heavy traffic has to
go into the town.
The University in Limerick has a very good name, expect to have to work
throughout the year though as the course structure demands more constant work
rather than just a quick burst before the summer exams. There are loads of clubs
and societies and the housing estate across the road (Elm Park) is almost pure
student land with almost no "real people".
It is not a bad place while there seems to be a higher level of tolerance for
thugery and petty crime usually justified by a shrug of the shoulders and "it can
happen anywhere", most of the people you meet are decent, there is a very good
live music scene, the weather keeps most people in the pub !!!, out towards UL is
its own little bubble of student land where you could quite happily survive
without ever visiting Limerick proper, for a non student there is not a lot to do
that is not either field sport or pub orientated, a major plus is that you are
close enough to Lahinch to get some decent surfing in.
david wallin wrote:
> Thanks for all the responses!
> I feel much more confident in coming to Limerick now.
> >> From: david wallin <david at wallin.cx>
> >> To: social at linux.ie> >> Subject: [ILUG-Social] Please tell me about Limerick
> >> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 01:30:03 +0200
> >> Hi,
> >> Please reply to me personally, as I am not subscribing to this list. I
> >> am thinking about going to the University in Limerick and want to
> >> know a
> >> little about the city. I have heard some not so pleasant things about
> >> the town. Some say its not that bad, some suggests it actually worse. I
> >> don't know what to think! Please give me an honest opinion about the
> >> city. Thanks!
> >> regards,
> >> --david.
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