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Welcome to Newcastle West, the county town of Limerick, lying at the heart of Munster’s great Golden Vale.

It is a town with a history, a Desmond stronghold which has seen wars and conquest, harmony and development, a town which has adapted and changed to become a thriving centre with a wide range of facilities and services, underpinned by industry and enterprise.


Located on the banks of the Arra River, Newcastle West is an expansive town, with lots of green and leafy spaces that make for relaxed and healthy life-styles, and which has drawn new people to live here over the past 25 years.


Today Newcastle West has a population of close to 7000, an increase of almost 50% over the past 25 years… a population that also reflects the increasing diversity of Ireland itself. More than 1 in 5 people now living in Newcastle West are not Irish born but have made the town their home where their Irish-born children now go to schools and find jobs.


The town’s motto, As dúchas, dóchas, packs a powerful message. Our hope springs from our traditions.


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