Last day in Ireland: Limerick, Adare, and on to France

After Moher, we were on to Limerick, setting for one of our favorite booksThe local wildlife came out to welcome usWe had dinner at an excellent pub on the Shannon River, with Laurel and HardyThe pub grub had both Irish stew and seafood, some of which we consumedDirectly across the river from the pub is King John's Castle, dating from 1200 A.D.It's photgenic both close up and in wider angle
The next morning we toured the castleThough not the best inside and overpriced, it was photogenic inside, tooThere are no furnished rooms; just artifacts of skirmishes and wars fought thereSome views of the river from the castle walls 1Some views of the river from the castle walls 2Some views of the river from the castle walls 3
The Shannon is only one of many in Ireland, but is its greatestOne of the castle towersEn route back to Dublin we visited a heritage theme parkTouring the park, on a farm way out in the sticks, cost 5 EurosThough nothing in the park is authentic, it is photogenic. This is a 'Knights Templars' churchInside the church
A 'Druid rire ring' made us think we'd have been better off touring the Angela's Ashes displayA dolmen. That's what the sign calls it....A ring fortA village representing prehistoric residencesA 'holy well.' If you missed all the real ones in Ireland, this will afford a photo op.The hydrangeas are authentic, and exceptional, along with an extensive flower garden
A few miles on the road is Adare, home of the major street of thatched roof buildingsIt's been made famous in the moviesThe next morning we flew to London, then to Waterloo Station to catch Eurostar to FranceThe view outside the London Eurostar station waiting area
Photos by
Michael Kennedy

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