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Limerick City Hotel
Limerick City Hotel

Lower Mallow Street, Limerick

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3.7 out of 5 (604 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 …

£58
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel

Sarsfield Street, Limerick V94 E6HD

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3.7 out of 5 (242 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arthur's Quay Park, The Treaty Stone, and St. …

£50
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

1 Pery Square, Georgian Quarter, Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (157 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, …

£147
George Boutique Hotel
George Boutique Hotel

Shannon Street, Limerick

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Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick V94 WTC9

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (209 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of National Technological Park, Castletro …

£55
Castle Oaks House Hotel
Castle Oaks House Hotel

Castleconnell Village, Castleconnell

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (23 reviews)

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

£74
Shannon Springs Hotel
Shannon Springs Hotel

Ballycasey, Shannon

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3.9 out of 5 (373 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Skycourt Shopping Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bunratty …

£54
Carrigane House
Carrigane House

Rienroe, Adare

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4.5 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in Adare, this bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Adare Golf Club and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Adare Heritage Centr …

£61
Carrygerry Country House
Carrygerry Country House

Nr Shannon Airport, Shannon

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4.6 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this romantic guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Skycourt Shopping Centre and within 6 mi (10 km …

£77
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 1 mi (2 km) of St. Flannan's Cathedral, St Moluas Church, and …

£63
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Pocket Guide: Limerick 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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