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    St.Lua's Oratory

    by TheaIren Written May 1, 2012

    This building stood on INIS LUA, Lua's Island, sometimes known as Friar's Island, until 1929. When the Shannon hydroelectric scheme was inaugurated it was realised that the island and its ninth or tenth century church would be submerged so the entire structure was removed stone by stone, to its present site by July 1930.

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    by TheaIren Written Apr 29, 2012

    ST. FLANNAN'S CATHEDRAL is a plain thirteenth-century building, built of purple and yellow sandstone, cruciform in plan, without aisles with a low central tower over the crossing. St. Molua founded the original monastery here but Donal Mór O'Brien erected the first cathedral which was destroyed by Cathal Carrach of Connaught in 1185. The Romanesque doorway in the south-western corner belonged to the earlier cathedral. On the floor, in the recess of the doorway, is an ancient tombstone incised with a cross which tradition says is the tomb of Murtagh, the last of the O'Briens who was High King of Ireland.

    This cathedral hides a many secrets:

    1. The Ogham Stone

    Ogham is an old Gaelic form of writing which is often found carved on standing stones. This excample, which was discovered in 1916 and dates from about 1000 AD is unusual in that
    it also bears an inscription in "runes" - a Scandinavian script.
    It may have been carved by a Viking who was converted to Christianity, The Runes read:
    "Thorgrimr carved this cross" and the Orgham reads: "A Blessing on Thorgrimr ".

    2. The Font
    3. The High Cross

    But I dont write about them in here, because this is something you can discover, when you go there!

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    St.Flannans Orartory 4 more images

    by TheaIren Written Apr 29, 2012

    Named after the saint who became first Killaloes Bishop in 639. It is also reffered as " Brian Boru's Vault"

    From the architectural point of view, the romanesque entrance in significant.

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    The Wooden Spoon Courtyard

    by TheaIren Updated Apr 29, 2012

    Inside the cafe design is mix of girly pink and medittarranean feeling. The courtyard was nice. It was too cold to enjoy the meal there this time. But I can imagine how lovely it might be in the evening dusk.

    Favorite Dish: I had a yummi bruchetta with tomatoes and goat cheese + salad to the side and nice big cup of coffee. It was delicious! Well, I wanted to have one of all the cake sortiment they had but I thought to skip, this time. Next time, definately!

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    by TheaIren Written Apr 29, 2012

    I planned to take bus 323 from Limerick to Killaloe by looking at this time table:

    http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1319729592-323.pdf

    When bus arrived, it showd destination Killaoe but bus number was 345.

    Well it doesnt matter, it took me to my destination. Return ticket for adult 10.20 EUR

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    Main street

    by TheaIren Updated Apr 29, 2012

    Favorite thing: Killaloe was a seat of King Brian Boru ( 940-1014 ), who united all different kingdoms/klans under his rulership. His palace called Kincora was located on the top of the hill in Killaloe town, now occupied by catholic church.

    There are some historic buildings worth to visit in Killaloe. Not to mention just enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are hiking routs to take...excample East Clare Way or Logh Derg Way.

    A lots of wateracitivities.

    Fondest memory: Beautiful scenery and surprises inside the St.Flannans Cathedral.
    Plus I got my best shot so far of the Goldfinch in St.Flannans Cathedrals graveyard.

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