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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick is a city and county seat in the southwest of the Republic of Ireland. It has an official population (census 2000) of 86,998, however probably an equal number live in the new suburban areas outside the official city boundaries. It is chiefly renowned for its rugby heritage and vicious family feuds.

WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: Lat: 52.6652 Lon: -008.6238

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Limerick is a University town. The University of Limerick, which is situated about 5km east of the city center in the town of Castletroy is an internationally renouned center for Materials Science, Physics and Sports Science. It has a student population of around 10,000. Limerick Institute of Technology is a recient addition to the city. It is built in the town of Caherdavin about 3km north-west of the center. Mary I is a college for Arts subjects in the city center.

Limerick has a proud sporting tradition being the spitirual home of Irish rugby as well as being a powerhouse in hurling.

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