World Trip 1999-2000: Day 108 – Limerick, Ireland

Highlights: Bunratty Castle

Although technically a Limerick day we caught a bus out to Bunratty Castle.  Originally we tried to hire a car to visit Lough Gur stone circle but rental place had a 3 day minimum hire requirement so the plan was adjusted.

Bunratty Castle is in excellent condition and was built in 1270 although Viking structures existed before this date.  The O’Briens, Kings of Thomond (half of Irelamd), occupied the castle until the 17th century.

The castle is setup as a tourist attraction with rooms recreated inside and out from different periods of Irish history.  Disappointing we. Issued out on the medieval banquets it was overbooked.

After a few guinesses at the local pub, built in 1600s, we headed back to our Limerick hostel for an early night.

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An Australian World traveler who has been fortunate enough to experience 70 countries so far.
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