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Limerick City Hotel
Limerick City Hotel

Lower Mallow Street, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£48
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Clarion Hotel Limerick
Clarion Hotel Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick V94 H6HN

4.0 out of 5.0

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

£64
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The Boutique Hotel
The Boutique Hotel

Denmark Street, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Limerick, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Angela's Ashes Walking Tour and St. Mary's …

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George Boutique Hotel
George Boutique Hotel

Shannon Street, Limerick

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Troy Holiday Village - Summer Apartments
Troy Holiday Village - Summer Apartments

The Groody, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Limerick, this apartment is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Castletroy Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mary's …

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Castle Oaks House Hotel
Castle Oaks House Hotel

Castleconnell Village, Castleconnell

3.0 out of 5.0

Set in Castleconnell, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Technological Park, Castletroy Golf Club, …

£62
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Dunraven Arms Hotel
Dunraven Arms Hotel

Main Street, Adare

4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Adare hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Trinitarian Abbey and Adare Augustinian Friary. Adare Gol …

£86
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Carrigane House
Carrigane House

Rienroe, Adare

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Adare, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Adare Golf Club, Old Trinitarian Abbey, and Adare Augustinia …

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The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre

Near Killaloe, Ballina

3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Ballina hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Brian Ború Heritage Centre and …

£62
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Whitethorn Lodge
Whitethorn Lodge

1 Shannon View, Ballina

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Ballina, this townhouse accommodation is within a 15-minute walk of Brian Ború Heritage Centre and Killaloe …

£58
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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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