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The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel

Henry Street, Limerick 99999

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4.5 out of 5 (402 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral …

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Clayton Hotel Limerick
Clayton Hotel Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick V94 H6HN

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4.2 out of 5 (371 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Frank McCourt Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, and The …

£75
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

1 Pery Square, Georgian Quarter, Limerick

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4.7 out of 5 (169 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Limerick City Gallery of Art, St. Mary's Cathedral, …

£101
Apartment - Heart of Limerick City
Apartment - Heart of Limerick City

Riverpoint Bishops Quay, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Limerick, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral. The Treaty Ston …

£120
Courtbrack Accommodation - Hostel
Courtbrack Accommodation - Hostel

Courtbrack Avenue, Limerick

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4.2 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Frank McCourt Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, and The …

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University Of Limerick Villages
University Of Limerick Villages

University Of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick

Situated in Limerick, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mary's Cathedral …

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Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty Castle Hotel

Bunratty, Bunratty

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4.2 out of 5 (938 reviews)

This family-friendly Bunratty hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Talbot Collection of Farm …

£69
Oak Wood Hotel
Oak Wood Hotel

Airport Road, Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (727 reviews)

Located in the heart of Shannon, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Atlantic Airventure and Skycourt Shopping …

£59
Gallow's View
Gallow's View

Low Road,, Bunratty

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bunratty, this bed & breakfast is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Talbo …

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Adare Manor Villas
Adare Manor Villas

ADARE,, LIMERICK

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Adare, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Adare Castle and Religious Houses. Old Augustinian Friary and …

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Pocket Guide: Medieval Quarter King John's Castle Hotels

One of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, King John’s Castle stands as a fascinating and impressive monument to the turbulent history of Ireland in general, and Limerick in particular.

The castle stands on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick city. The castle was completed in 1210 and bears the name of its Anglo-Norman founder, King John, Lord of Ireland and brother of Richard the Lionheart. King John ordered the castle built in order to protect Limerick from Gaelic kingdoms to the west and from rebellion by Norman lords to the east and south.

As trade flourished, Limerick prospered. The city’s fortunes changed, however, when the castle was occupied by Protestants fleeing the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The castle and city came under siege by an Irish Confederate force that undermined the castle walls and caused major structural damage.

Today, King John’s Castle is an imposing sight, and sure to fire the imagination of anyone with an interest in history. After a multimillion euro investment, it reopened in June 2013 with a host of attractions that bring 800 years of history vividly to life.

At the brand new Visitors’ Centre you can reach out and connect with the past through a wide range of multimedia exhibits that use touchscreen technology, computer-generated animations and ghostly projections to recreate bygone eras.

The bustling courtyard is filled with evocative sights and sounds: a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmith’s forge, re-enactments of scenes from the Great Siege and costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life.

King John’s Castle is a magnificent fortress at the heart of a magnificent city, a place where you can take a trip into the past you won’t soon forget.

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