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Visitor Attractions In County Limerick

Desmond Hall - Newcastlewest .....

Glenstall Abbey - Murroe .....

King Johns Castle - Limerick City .....

Lough Gur - Bruff .....

King Johns Castle - Limerick City

King John's Castle is a fortified 13th century Castle on 'King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick. The castle overlooking the river Shannon opens an exciting window on the lives and stories of the people through political upheaval, war and famine.Experience 800 years of history brought to life through animation and interactive effects.

Lough Gur - Bruff

Lough Gur is one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites. The visitor centre tells the story of Pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 BC. With its lake sheltered by limestone hills, this tranquil place of pre-historic mystery and story is notable for the variety of bird life as well as for the wealth of antiquities. The interpretation includes a slide show, imaginative exhibition models and interpretive panels.

Desmond Hall - Newcastlewest

The desmond banqueting hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment. The Hall, vaulted lower chamber and adjoining tower were all constructed during the 15th century (the hall and chamber were built on the remains of a 13th century structure of similar size). Its restored medieval features include and oak musicians' gallery and a limestone hooded fireplace.

* Pictures; courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.

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