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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Limerick. The Limerick hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Limerick. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Limerick hotels.

Limerick is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the province of Munster, in the midwest of the Republic of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon, with three main crossing points near the city centre. The city dates from at least the Viking settlement in 812, but history suggests the presence of earlier settlements in the area. The Normans redesigned the city in the 12th century and added much of the most notable architecture, such as King John's Castle and St Mary's Cathedral.

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Attractions The Desmond Castle, Adare. Tel: +353 (0) 61 396666. This castle was erected with an ancient ring-fort, around the early part of the 13th century. It became a strategic fortress during the following turbulent years and was the property of the Earls of Kildare for nearly 300 years until the rebellion in 1536, when it was forfeited and granted to the Earls of Desmond who gave the castle its present name. About 8 miles southwest of Limerick.

The Desmond Castle

Attractions Adare Franciscan Friary. Tel: +353 61 396255. Adare Franciscan Friary was founded by Thomas, Earl of Kildare in 1464 and most of the building was completed by the end of the century. It was dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. The friary is very badly overgrown and a large tree grows out of the middle of the cloister garth. Limited access is available to the ruin by way of the Adare Manor Golf club (old course). Visitors are advised to check in with the clubhouse before proceeding onto the course to ensure safe access. About 8 miles southwest of Limerick.

 Adare Franciscan Friary

Attractions The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City. Tel: +353 61 312833. This the finest 18th-century building in Limerick. The facade is a reduced copy of the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The Hunt Museum is home to one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Generously donated to the 'people of Ireland' by John and Gertrude Hunt who collected pieces from the four corners of the world. www.huntmuseum.com. Location: In the centre of Limerick.

The Hunt Museum

Attractions Adare Heritage Centre, Main Street, Adare. Tel: 061/396666. In the centre of the village is this great heritage centre. It is housed in a stone building with a traditional courtyard. There is a short audiovisual presentation to explain the ruins scattered around the area. The model shows the village in 1500. The centre also houses a cafe, craft shop, knitwear shop, and library. About 8 miles southwest of Limerick.
Adare Heritage Centre

Attractions Lough Gur Visitor Centre, Lough Gur, Limerick. Tel: 061/361511. Lough Gur is a small horseshoe shaped lake south of Limerick city. It is one of Ireland’s principal archaeological sites. The site was continuously occupied from the Neolithic period to late medieval times. There are dwellings dating back to 500 – 1000 AD. There is a wedge tomb dating back to 2500 BC and the Grange Stone Circle, the largest and most remarkable of its kind in Ireland. There is free access to the lake, shores and a pleasant parkland picnic area. About 10 miles south of Limerick.
Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Attractions King John's Castle, Limerick. King John’s Castle is a fortified 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick, on the river Shannon. The Castle was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many times in the following centuries. The visitor centre at the Castle contains an imaginative historical exhibition which tells the story of the Castle. Location: In the centre of Limerick.

King John's Castle

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Pery's Best Western
Glentworth Street
Limerick
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Hotels in Limerick Ireland - Pery's Best WesternLimerick hotel. Pery's is Limerick's most Intimate Townhouse Hotel. Minutes from Limerick's main Rail and Bus Station with shops, pubs, theatres, museums, restaurants and nightclubs all easily accessible. Comprising of 62 elegant ensuite rooms, with gym and sauna facilities for all guests.. more details
Contact: Reception
Tel: 00353 (0) 61 413822
Fax: 00353 (0) 61 413073
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