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History

Why not step back in time and take a journey through the historical exhibition, a reconstruction of Adare's unique past from the arrival of the Norman's to the ancient abbeys of the middle ages.

Adare Heritage Centre Main Street Adare County Limerick

P:+353 61 396666

info@adareheritagecentre.ie

www.adareheritagecentre.ie

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Download a free audioguide to Bruff as it leads you around this lovely town in County Limerick, immersing you in the history of the town and its surroundings.

Ballyhoura Failte,

Kilfinane, 

Co Limerick.

P:+353 63 91300

reception@ballyhoura.org

www.visitballyhoura.com

Categories: Tours, History

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At Ireland’s premier visitor attraction you are invited to explore two wonderful experiences – the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty, Co Clare (10 Mins from Limerick City)

P:+353 61 711200

www.shannonheritage.com

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This is a large square tower, close to the main road and bridge over the River Maigue. It is surrounded by a strong battlemented rampart with semicircular bastions. A gate to the south has a drawbridge.

Tourist Information Office Adare County Limerick

P:+353 (0) 61 396666

info@adareheritagecentre.ie

www.adareheritagecentre.ie

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The Desmond banqueting hall is an imposing two-storey structure and was used by the Earls of Desmond for banqueting and entertainment.

Desmond Hall, The Square, Newcastle West, County Limerick

P:+353 69 77408

desmondhall@opw.ie

www.heritageireland.ie/en/ShannonRegion/DesmondHall/

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One of the finest tower houses to survive from the 16th century.

Situated near Newcastle West on the R515, near the village of Ashford, County Limerick

Categories: Historic Limerick

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Glenstal Abbey was built in the 1830s for the Barrington family. It was designed as a castle in 12th century style. It has a great gate and a massive drum tower that resembles the one at Windsor Castle.

Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, County Limerick

P:+353 61 621000

monks@glenstal.org

www.glenstal.org

Categories: Historic Limerick

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King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City. Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle.

King John's Castle, King’s Island, Limerick

P:+353 61 360788

reservations@shannonheritage.com

shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle

Categories: Top Picks, Historic Limerick, Must See, Family Fun

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Kilmallock is an important Norman town and was at the centre of Ireland’s political development from the 13th through to the 17th centuries, a history that is evident through the rich architectural heritage that is the town’s national monuments.

Kilmallock County Limerick

www.kilmallocktoday.ie

Categories: Top Picks, County Limerick

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Explore Limerick's medieval past. King’s Island is the oldest part of the Limerick. The city has been run from here for centuries and the area’s imposing buildings span that time.

Tourist Office Arthur’s Quay Limerick City

P:+353 61 317522

touristofficelimerick@shannondev.ie

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Exhibiting one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats, the Hunt Museum is an all-round cultural experience.

The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City

P: +353 61 312833

info@huntmuseum.com

www.huntmuseum.com

Categories: Top Picks, Historic Limerick, Museums, Must See

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The Treaty Stone is the rock that the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691, marking the surrender of the city to William of Orange.

Tourist Information Office Arthurs Quay Limerick City

P:+353 61 317522

LimerickTIO@failteireland.ie

Categories: Top Picks, Historic Limerick

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