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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 (186 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, …

£97
The Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel

Henry Street, Limerick 99999

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4.5 out of 5 (446 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 …

£105
Clayton Hotel Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick V94 H6HN

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4.2 out of 5 (388 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 …

£73
Absolute Hotel Limerick

Absolute Hotel Limerick

Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick

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4.6 out of 5 (861 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of King John's Castle and Hunt Museu …

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Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick

Ennis Road, Limerick

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4.2 out of 5 (391 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Gaelic Grounds and LIT Millennium …

£71
The Quigley Residence

The Quigley Residence

University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94D882

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Limerick, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Concert Hall and University of Limerick. National …

£56
The George Limerick Hotel

The George Limerick Hotel

O'Connell Street, Limerick V94 FC65

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4.2 out of 5 (727 reviews)

Located in Limerick city centre, the stylish George Limerick Hotel is in close proximity to Thomond Park and Limerick …

£69
Castletroy Park Hotel

Castletroy Park Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick

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4.3 out of 5 (396 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mary' …

£109
Maldron Hotel Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick

Southern Ring Road, Limerick 0

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4.1 out of 5 (740 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roxboro Shopping Centre, People's Park, and Limerick City Galler …

£72
Limerick Strand Hotel

Limerick Strand Hotel

Ennis Road, Limerick

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4.5 out of 5 (827 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Arthur's Quay Park and The Treaty …

£105

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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