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Limerick Travel Guide - Things to See
Limerick is the 3rd largest city in Ireland, and is noted for its hams, bacons, and lace. The city was founded in the 9th century by the Danes. The most colorful person to have come from Limerick and reach International fame was the dancer Lola Montez.

Shannon International Airport is a short 1/2 hour trip from Limerick. Most visitors arrive either here or at Dublin.

St. John's Castle: In 1210, King John ordered a castle and a bridge to be built. That castle and bridge are still imposing pieces of architecture. The castle is still pockmarked by shot from the guns of military sieges of 1690 and 91. The castle is now used for Irish entertainment during the summer season.

New Town refers to an area dominated by Georgian buildings which have been there since the mid 18th century. Impressive buildings located in this area with wide streets are the Granary, built in 1774, the Customs House, and Town Hall.

Pery Square: Suggests the Limerick of a century ago. There's a museum and an art gallery nearby in the People's Park.

St. Mary's Cathedral ... built in the 12th century.

St. John's Hospital: See the remnants of the city walls bearing the marks of cannon.

Bunratty Castle is a splendidly restored 15th century castle open to the public. Here is an open-air museum with typical Shannon houses through the ages. Also see candle making, bread baking, iron forging. Each night a medieval banquet is served, along with entertainment.
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