Those in the midst of planning their summer vacations might want to consider Limerick, where there's plenty for families to do.
King John's Castle
This castle was completed around the year 1200, just a few years after the Normans claimed the area of Limerick. The ruins of a Viking settlement were recently found at the site.
St. Mary's Cathedral
Founded in 1168, St. Mary's is a cathedral of the Protestant Church of Ireland and is the oldest building in Limerick.
In 1691 the treaties that ended the Williamite war were signed on this stone.
The Hunt Museum is home to an extensive art works by such masters as da Vinci and Picasso and was once the private collection of the Hunt family. The museum boasts more than 2000 pieces, including many important Irish artifacts in addition to paintings and other works from Ireland and abroad.
The Custom House
Angela's Ashes Tour
Fans of the book and film Angela's Ashes can take the Angela's Ashes tour,
visiting sites mentioned in the book.
44 Nicholas Street
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Just saw the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and can't wait for more? Why not take a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Islands of Universal Studios theme park in Florida? This attraction aims to carry guests into Harry Potter’s world of magic wands and broomsticks, with a shops, dining and rides all designed with Harry Potter in mind. Roam the halls of a replica Hogwart’s castle, then fly through the air on the Dragon Challenge or Flight of the Hippogriff rides. Chow down on British cuisine at the Three Broomsticks tavern, then browse the shops of the wizarding world, like Honeyduke’s sweet shop, Ollivander’s wands and Zonko’s joke shop.