20 Shannon Region, Toasted Sandwiches and Limerick You’re A Lady – AUDIO
Episode Guide – Podcast #20 Shannon Region, Toasted Sandwiches and Limerick You’re a Lady
We head to the lesser visited treasures of the Shannon Region, enjoy toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwiches and Liam sings Limerick You’re A Lady.
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Intro – Song “The Devil’s Bit” by Theresa Larkin
Major sites: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty Banquet; County Clare heritage, music, Atlantic coast, the Burren.
River Shannon & Limerick City (oldest city charter & home of King John’s Castle).
Suggestions: smaller villages for local heritage, Special tours and day trips (Golf, Fishing, Walking, Cycling)
Drives: Burren/North Clare, Lough Derg (Counties Clare, Galway, North Tipperary & Limerick)
Most-missed highlights: County Limerick, west Limerick & north Tipperary, Silvermines & Nenagh
Large area: Athlone, Lough Derg, Limerick, Atlantic Ocean
Killaloe and Ballina: Brian Boru Heritage Centre in Killaloe Brian Boru Fort, Graves of the Leinstermen, Seven Counties Lookout.
10:46 West Offaly Railroad: A tour through the Black Water Bog – learn about peat/turf, Ireland’s energy opportunities, Bog Bodies at the National Gallery in Dublin, nearby Clonmacnois and a photo of Liam cutting turf.
Loop Head: Lighthouse and coastal views, Bridges of Ross, The Little Ark at Kilbaha.
Limerick City: new pedestrian streets, hotels and shopping.
The Jasmine Palace Chinese Restaurant: they have an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet on Sundays – 12:30-3:00pm, reservations recommended 061-412484.
Scenic N69: between Limerick and Tarbert.
Adare: our starting point.
Curraghchase Forest Park: Manor House, forest hikes and a pet cemetery.
Askeaton: Tourist Office, local tour guide/historian Anthony Sheehy, castle, Hell Fire Club, abbey (with a very complete cloister).
Tarber-Killimer Ferry: 30 minutes
Food From the Fireside: Toasted Sandwiches
Limerick You’re A Lady