Limerick, one of the six counties of Munster, Ireland, is bounded on the north by the Shannon, on the east by Tipperary, on the south by Cork, on the west by Kerry. Its chief productions are wheat, barley, and various grains. Limeeick, the capital of the same county, stands on the Shannon and has a very ancient cathedral and manufactures of linen, woollen, and paper. In 1651 it was taken by General Ireton (q.v.), who died there.