Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover
Jul09

Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover

Dramatic illustrations by David Rooney set the tone… “this is not a fairytale castle!” In fact the new interpretive centre added to the buildings adjacent to King John’s Castle in Limerick don’t shy away from the site’s violent past. It wears it like a badge of honor; after all, it only emphasizes the city’s coveted location on the Shannon River. While the exhibits rely on the familiar tricks...

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It’s Irish Castle Day
Jan11

It’s Irish Castle Day

I think we could all use a little break… and what better way than visiting some Irish castles…   Click the photos to view the source. Need more of a castle fix? Visit the castle category at the Ireland Travel Kit. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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In Search of Castle Matrix
Jul17

In Search of Castle Matrix

For over a decade, my car rental maps had tempted me with a pink star marking the location of Castle Matrix. It was just a ways outside of Limerick a few miles from Adare. On our way to visit Imen from www.marriedanirishfarmer.com, Liam and I decided to stop. A Hidden Castle We drove from one end of Rathkeale to the other and beyond in search of the landmark. When we clearly went too far, we stopped and asked for directions from a...

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A Visit to Nenagh Castle
Jul03

A Visit to Nenagh Castle

For nearly 20 years, I’ve looked up at the grey stone remnants of Nenagh Castle and dreamed of the day I could wander around the chambers and climb to the very top. From the cylindrical keep, I envisioned gazing out over the town and soaking up the North Tipperary scenery. Well, that dream has come true… Full Access to the Castle It’s taken about 800 years, but Nenagh’s impressive castle has finally opened to...

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Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh
Mar28

Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh

Many visitors may have dipped into County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on a visit to the Belleek Pottery factory, but many people don’t realize taht the waterways of the county offer several different ways to experience the inland county beyond Belleek. To my delight, they’ve put together an excellent website with loads of fantastic information and even some perfectly planned itineraries. www.fermanaghlakelands.com...

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Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day
Mar15

Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day

Lonely Planet is getting into the St Patrick’s Day spirit by offering a version of their Dublin City Guide for FREE with their Guides, Phrasebooks, and Maps App. The offer runs in the iTunes store until until 11:59 pm PST on March 17. Since we have a really slooooow internet connection today, we didn’t get to download the app to confirm Dublin is in there. If you download, be sure to report back. Visit the iTunes Link Now...

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