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The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel

Henry Street, Limerick 99999

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4.5 out of 5 (400 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 …

£73
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Limerick
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick V94 H6HN

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4.2 out of 5 (368 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 …

£69
The Boutique Hotel
The Boutique Hotel

Denmark Street, Limerick

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3.6 out of 5 (138 reviews)

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

£55
Travelodge Limerick Castletroy
Travelodge Limerick Castletroy

Dublin Road N7, Limerick

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3.7 out of 5 (311 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University Concert Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, and King …

£50
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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Moyrhee B&B
Moyrhee B&B

Phares Road Off N18, Meelick, Limerick

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4.3 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of LIT Millennium Theatre, The Treaty Stone, and King …

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Highbury House
Highbury House

Ballymorris,Cratloe,, CLARE

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5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Cratloe, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Ballymorris Pottery and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cratloe Woods …

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Dunraven Arms Hotel
Dunraven Arms Hotel

Main Street, Adare

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4.5 out of 5 (269 reviews)

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

£95
The Killaloe Hotel & Spa
The Killaloe Hotel & Spa

Kincora Harbour, Killaloe

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4.7 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beal Boru and Tobermurragh. St Moluas Church and Killalo …

£84
Carrygerry Country House
Carrygerry Country House

Nr Shannon Airport, Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (239 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 …

£70
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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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