Highlights: King John’s Castle
Today we explored Limerick City. We started at St Mary’s Cathedral was built in 1172.
Next as the excellent King John’s Castle. King John is often portrayed in fiction in Robin Hood stories. In reality he was forced to sign the Magna Carta. The audio-visual presentations were brilliant, highlighting the siege of Limerick in 1690-91 by the English and Dutch against the Irsh and the French. After the Irish surrendered they signed the ‘Treaty of Limerick’ which was supposed to treat Catholics fairly but was instead broken fairly quickly.
From here we caught a train to Rosslare Habour to arch a ferry to Wales overnight. The sea was very rough with Jon really struggling with seasickness.