Limerick has long had a reputation in Ireland as a poor and polluted city. But today's reality is much different. Ireland's third largest city has progressed dramatically since the 1970's due to the combined influences of industrial expansion, the introduction and evaluation of the University of Limerick and major infrastructure investments supported heavily by the European Union. The 11th Century King John's Castle has been massively refurbished and is a natural gathering point. The University area on the Dublin road is home to both the University and College of Physical Education, Ireland's newest concert auditorium and the widely praised Hunt museum, where the famous Limerick lace may be seen.

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