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  • Solo girl
    12 contributions
    Always love visiting Lough Gur and have done for many years.
    It's a fab place.
    However I wouldn't reccomend the museum as it is overpriced for how small it is.
    Just visit Lough Gur grounds are free and plenty to see.
    They now have a coffee van there which is a nice addition.
    You use to he able to go kayaking not sure if they are still operating? Shame as that was a cool.activity on the lake.
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Lauren F
    Kildare, Ireland8 contributions
    Lovely location not far from the city centre for a walk around. We took the 304 bus from the city to the university and it only took 15 mins over and 30 minutes back. Enjoyable walks with plenty of families and dogs around! Will absolutely go back
    Written 12 August 2021
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  • Neil W
    Stratford-upon-Avon, UK18 contributions
    What a lovely place! Some great food stalls, good butchers, nice fresh produce. The stall holders were friendly and knowledgeable.

    Mostly under cover but with some overflow stalls in nearby streets.

    Please be aware that the market proper is on Saturdays. I see some people gave only one star because they turned up on the wrong day!

    Go on Saturday and you won’t be disappointed.

    Note this is sometimes referred to as the Limerick Food Market, but it is situated at the Milk Market.

    It would have attracted 5 stars but there is no provision for dogs and their owners wanting to actually sit down and eat at a food market…. Hmmm
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Aoife H
    1 contribution
    Ballyhoura Walk : July 2021
    We are a group of 10 walkers ranging in ages from 28 to 68 and with varying degrees of fitness. Our aim was to walk from Liscarroll to Tipperary town on the Ballyhoura walking trail in three and half days. The walk is mostly well marked, challenging in parts but well worth the trip. We stayed in the Park Hotel in Charleville which I would highly recommend for their accommodation, food and friendliness.
    Thursday afternoon: Liscarroll to Shinagh
    This was a walk along quiet rural roads past the Donkey Sanctuary and through the quiet village of Churchtown. There is a grocery shop here, in a somewhat hidden location, where you can get coffee, ice-cream etc. As you leave Churchtown, you walk on a busy road for about 3km before reaching quiet roads again. The walk was 12km long and took 3hours approx for all to complete.
    Friday; Shinagh to Ballyorgan
    We left Shinagh, crossed the railway line and joined the main Cork road. We walked for about 500 metres towards Charleville along the side of the main road before taking a right turn onto a rural road. We walked uphill along the road until we reached a sign pointing to the right. This boreen was overgrown and impassable, so we continued along the road, taking the next right, all the time climbing. We re-joined the signposted way some time later at a left turn when we went off road and walked along forest roads. Take care not to miss a right turn with a barrier across it. We followed the signs, all the time climbing until we reached a sign pointing to the right up a steep stone path to Carrow Mountain. The views from up there were worth the effort. The path down was tough underfoot along scree initially and across heather covered ground where the path is not always obvious. We re-joined the forest roads near Philip’s castle and walked downhill to the Bike Trail Shop. A number of the walkers stopped here, the rest continued on to Glenosheen and from there to Ballyorgan. The walk was about 32km long and took about 8 hours. It was a most enjoyable hike but I wouldn’t recommend doing this walk on a wet day. Remember to bring food and water.
    Saturday : Ballyorgan to Galbally
    We left Ballyorgan and walked along the road for 2km before turning right and walking up hill along the edge of the forest all the time following the signs. We exited on to a rural road through farmland and into another forest where there we got great views of the surrounding landscape as we walked. There was a steep descent on to a busy road before arriving in Kilfinane where we got lunch. Leaving Kilfinane, we followed the road uphill for 1.5km before turning left onto a horse path, then a cut away forest and then along the edge of a forest. We descended into Ballylanders along rural roads and from Ballylanders to Galbally along a quiet road. The walk was 28km long approx. and took us 7 hours.
    Sunday: Galbally to Tipperary
    The rain poured down and unfortunately we had to abandon the walk but will return to complete it at a future date.
    Summary: This is a great hike across varying terrain and with some outstanding views. A certain level of fitness is required but slow and steady will get you there.
    Written 22 July 2021
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  • darthsansa14
    Hot Springs, AR100 contributions
    The inside of this cathedral is stunning. I enjoyed spending time here looking around and spending time in quiet reflection.
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • Bolatito R
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    The flowers were really beautiful and our Tour Guide also told us a bit of history about the park which made it even more appealing.
    Written 22 August 2020
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  • Veronica O
    Cork, Ireland3 contributions
    Friendly restaurant with very tasty food. Had the pollo pesto and pizza, very nice. Our waiter, George Mc was so helpful and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • David B
    Huntersville, NC4,933 contributions
    We did not have a chance to stop and see the church but we did get a few pictures for our trip album. The structure is a site to see and we would have liked to have been ablw to stop and check it out.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,422 contributions
    A must do if you are in Limerick in my opinion. It's not that there is much to see, it's more the significance of it. It is a mounted block of limestone by the Shannon, it was the stone upon which the Treaty was reigned in 1609 to end the Siege of Limerick. It is located in a very picturesque place right by the Thomond Bridge over the Shannon facing King John's Castle. If you go to the castle you will learn a lot about the stone and the history of the city anyway and I think it would be a real pity for any visitor to miss this singular piece of history.
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • DUSTY B
    ST. JOHN'S284 contributions
    After being treated to a fantastic breakfast at our hotel, it was time to walk it off. What better way to explore Limerick than from the view points along the Shannon River. We headed down stream along the Bishop's Quay and then cross the river over the Shannon Bridge. Turning upstream on the other side, we moseyed along the O'Callaghan Strand and past Sarsfield Bridge to continue up Clancy's Strand to cross Thomond Bridge. Cross the bridge, toward the majestic King John's Castle, and then back toward the downtown. Beautiful day, beautiful river, beautiful scenery. Costs nothing, I certainly recommend that you give it a go.
    Written 18 August 2019
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  • Jay 0
    31 contributions
    Great space for a gallery. Very serene and great light in most of the rooms. Peaceful most of the time on a Sunday anyway and right next to the park so the kids can go mad afterwards. Swanzy exhibition was excellent as was Ryan (what is that white dog/llama). O'Dwyer was waaaay over my head. Very abstract. Kids thought it was mad but good to expose them to different versions of Art.
    Written 8 July 2019
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  • Erica Ann
    New York City, NY139 contributions
    I came here to visit the church which my daughter is obsessed with ever since Netflix's Angela's Secret. I chatted with a lady from the church who offered me a prayer and safe travels.
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • ChinaDoll
    10 contributions
    We visited with the Dominican Sisters as we too are from the Nashville/TN area. They were most cordial, very informative about the history of the church and what they are doing for the area.
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • Sara7420
    Dublin, Ireland49 contributions
    We spent about an hour in the Limerick City Museum. Its small but comprehensive exhibits about the city’s industrial and social past in particular were very well done. It’s free to enter and provides an interesting background to Limerick.
    Written 19 August 2020
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  • J. O'Shaughnessy
    1 contribution
    My experience is personal and redeeming. Suffice it to say that I now go to confession in the Redemptorist Church frequently- a massive turn-about in my life for which I am most grateful. I would recommend anyone, no matter what their fears or imagined hopelessness to do as I did- try it out, you have nothing to lose- but will experience forgiveness, peace, contentment and a powerful release from guilt, despair, fear and doom. If I could do it- so can anyone.
    Written 28 February 2020
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