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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Cork
"The Cliffs of Moher is the number 1 place to visit in Ireland and leaving from the south of Ireland there are many attractions that can also be enjoyed on route to make the most of your day. We stop in Limerick city the 3rd biggest in Ireland with histor pass through ‘Corofin’ and ‘Kilfenora’ and skirting around ‘Lisdoonvarna’ all of these towns have stories attached and are famous for their summer festivals. Now arriving to a place known as the ‘mini cliffs’ which is a warm up before the big event this is a very beautiful and unusual landscape in the heart of the Burren it was once a coral reef under a tropical sea off the west coast of Ireland. Back millions of years ago when Ireland was on the equator and 80% of the flowers and fauna of Ireland grow there on the face of the Atlantic looking out at the Aran Islands.
From EUR390.00
 
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
From EUR440.00
 
Half-Day Horseback Trail Ride including Pub Lunch in Tipperary
"When you arrive you will be greeted by the friendly staff and two jack russell terriers. You will fill in your registration form and be fitted with a riding hat and boots if you do not have your own. Once you have mounted up you will have a riding assessment with a qualified instructor and the pace of the ride will be tailored to the abilities of your party. Then accompanied by a guide you will ride through our yard and up into the mountains. Even on cloudy days the views are spectacular and you will experience the real hidden beauty of Ireland. Your guide will explain to you the archaeological features of the landscape including bronz and you will get the chance to chat with the friendly pub staff. Your break will be for approx one hour. Then it will be time to mount up again to ride home by a different route taking in yet more spectacular views on the way. If your party consists of highly experienced riders there will be chances to gallop and jump during the day. If you are less experienced or unused to English riding techniques
From EUR125.00

King John's Castle Tips (9)

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I've never actually been to King John's Castle but I'm here in my Technology class and I happened to stumble across this website so I decided to write something on it. I live in Limerick and King...
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Eveiscool
Jan 12, 2016

King Johns Castle

Entry is through the Visitors Centre. First you walk though a static display explaining about the castle's history, then a slide show and up to the second floor to hear a story and see some wooden...
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daleandles
Jul 23, 2011

King John's Castle

King John's Castle was built in the 1200s to guard the bridge over the River Shannon and town of Limerick, but was heavily damaged during the Great Siege of 1642. It has been extensively rebuilt and...
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Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

King John's Castle

Built in the 1200's on King John's orders, the castle is well preserved. Right on the banks of the Shannon, it was designed to defend the river crossing, and the views of Limerick and the river from...
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RickinDutch
Mar 31, 2006

King John's Castle

Before 1200 there were large earthen defences erected on high ground to defend the river crossing. Between 1200 – 1212 King John’s Castle was planned and built. It was repaired and extended many times...
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irishjon25
Jun 03, 2004

King John's Castle - the lower level?

These passageways were apparently located beneath the castle's courtyard. In the back you can barely see a partially collapsed passageway that supposedly led to the hidden back door at the water's...
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dracko
Apr 30, 2003

King John's Castle

This was my first castle. Ever! Yes, till I came to Limerick, I've never been to a real castle before, the hodgepodge that Dublin Castle is today nonewithstanding. I was surprised by how small it...
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dracko
Apr 21, 2003

King's Island & King John's Castle

King's Island is the original Viking settlement, it used to be known as Englishtown. King Johns Castle and St Mary's Cathedral is located on this little island in the Shannon in the heart of...
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orlikins
Mar 18, 2003

King John's Castle was built...

King John's Castle was built in 1200-1212. The visitor's center sort of sticks out like a sore thumb from this magnificent site, but it is interesting to hear of the history of the area, and the role...
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kathycollins
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near King John's Castle

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St.Mary's Cathedral

By the time I arrived at St. Marys, the church was closed. Therfore the graveyard was nice. Their is also a bench in front of the entrance in case you need to rest your legs after a long walk. The...
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St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral was built in 1168 on the site of a palace given to Limerick by the King of Munster. The palace was built on the Viking Meeting House that used to be the seat of power for the...
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Treaty Stone

It's over the Thomondbridge off the Ennis road, facing King Johns Castle. Yes its just a big old stone with a chipped corner. But it means a lot to local history & has come to symbolise Limerick...
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Hunt Musuem

The Hunt Museum was surprisingly impressive. Located in the Old Customs House, their permanent collection is quite extensive including 2000 peices from the Hunt Collection with works of art by Yeats,...
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University of Limerick

The Univeristy of Limerick is fairly new - but it is rapidly growing in status and size. An influx of European Union funding in the early 90's is apparent in the new buildings and vibrant energy....
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Mitchelstown Caves

Mitchelstown Cave is considered one of the most spectacular caves in Europe. A guided tour takes you through nearly 1/2 mile of caves. There are three massive caverns, in which you are surrounded by...
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