Travel Blogs from Limerick, Ireland

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Guiness and Leprechauns, Ballyheigh, Ireland travel blog

Guiness and Leprechauns

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... of Ballyheigh, this weekend was the traditional celebration of the pattern festival. This was a real glimpse into small time Ireland. Various families presumably from around the county descended on Ballyheigh for the weekend to set up stalls and peddle ...

Driving, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Driving

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... a look around an old castle and found a dead pidgeon. I then spent the entire weekend convincing Adrian that he had to write me a limerick, as we had been to Limerick. At the very end he came up with something that involved my eyes being as big as ...

Wandering in Ireland, Limerick-Dingle, Ireland travel blog

Wandering in Ireland

A travel blog entry by shmikes

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Limerick, a.k.a Stab City! Another driving trip in Ireland. My car in the UK is a Peugeot 206 2L GTI, my hire car this week was also a 206, but a 1.6L slug...but then Irish roads don't really lend themselves to acceleration! There is not a lot ...

Christmas and, what is that word?  Relaxation?, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Christmas and, what is that word? Relaxation?

A travel blog entry by melepua

... ; No shize.  In her defense, I might have intimidated her with my Bulgarian coat (It was cold outside!).  And in Ireland's defense, she had an accent from some other country, so I still have yet to experience bad Irish service.  Someone ...

The Luck of the Irish, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

The Luck of the Irish

A travel blog entry by gouldfish

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... there, it's much like spending Saint Paddies day in America, or in other countries.  So, we decided to stay in Limerick.  There was a whole weekend of planned events, and I definitely think we made the right decision.  Friday night kicked ...

Bones and Things, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Bones and Things

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... until about 1:30 and would only have about 3 hours to wander around before we would have to catch the last bus back to Limerick.  I'm telling you, public transportation is pretty shabby, but still not as bad as LA! We huffed for a while.  Aussie ...

Rag Week and Convention Madness, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Rag Week and Convention Madness

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... party in order to settle arguments between families.  While travelers predominantly live in rural areas, separate from the settled people, Limerick has the most travelers of the larger Irish cities.  You can spot them from a mile away – I ...

Halloween, Porque Ben?, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Halloween, Porque Ben?

A travel blog entry by melepua

... to make a day of it.  I showed my housemates King's Island, since my sense of adventure sent me through all of Limerick's finer corners, even though the general view is that Limerick is a shabby, boring city.  We ran around in circles a bit, ...

Irish folklore essay on the Merry Wake, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Irish folklore essay on the Merry Wake

A travel blog entry by pckujawa

... merry wake tradition served substantially as a means of resistance for the peasant class to the control of the church in Ireland, although a discussion of other possible meanings has been included. Works Cited Bourke, A. (1993) 'More in anger than ...

A New Semester, A New Start, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

A New Semester, A New Start

A travel blog entry by melepua

... , a little drizzly, fun accents.  I found my room, and slept. And thus begins a new semester at the University of Limerick.  Besides a few interesting seminars, concerts, and the same fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants schedule, the last three weeks ...

Stats You Could Never Live Without, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Stats You Could Never Live Without

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... they go for socializing, and the pint is the social tool.  I found a few lists on the internet and learned that Ireland and the Czech Republic are often fighting for top beer consumption in the world.  I believe it.  The difference between ...

A little of the daily grind, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

A little of the daily grind

A travel blog entry by pckujawa

... taught me a great deal more. I chose, from a list, to write about three of the main regional styles of music in Ireland, including references to musicians and instruments. It was a good motivator to actually learn about some of the trad music in Ireland, ...

Limerick and a free hotel room, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Limerick and a free hotel room

A travel blog entry by danasv

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... phase us at all. The boys came up for a drink and we ended up sitting around chatting till about 1.30am, before eventually heading to Limerick town. We were so late there wasn't many options of where to go. We went into a bar with a few different levels ...

The Observant Episode, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

The Observant Episode

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... and the Irish so small?  Stay tuned.  For the last of today's observations, I shall discuss the rain.  It rains in Limerick every day, but the clouds move so quickly!  When LA rains, it pours, and pours, for 2 weeks straight, then is ...

And I'm Home, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

And I'm Home

A travel blog entry by melepua

... Art, the Frank McCourt Museum, and the Belltable Arts Center. I also strolled alleys, admiring the old mishmash of architecture. Limerick is a lovely town. Friday evening, two of my friends, my Norwegian friend and my housemate’s sister, were ...

Oh, Children, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Oh, Children

A travel blog entry by melepua

... thousands of people, mostly kids, on bicycles!  Well I’ll be darned, today was the Limerick Bicycle Parade.  Many people complain about how Ireland has nothing to do, then I come across some sort of interesting attempt at making something ...

Limerick to the Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Limerick to the Ring of Kerry

A travel blog entry by kelleyr

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It was another wet day (tail end of a hurricane) as we walked into Limerick. We went to Kings Island, the main old part and visited King Johns Castle, the main attraction which has been recently revamped. Lots of interactive exhibits and audiovisual clips ...

The ruination of my knees by the Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

The ruination of my knees by the Cliffs of Moher

A travel blog entry by lindaandstuart

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... buildings are underground or flush with the face of the mountains. After our stop at the cliffs, we travelled onto the City of Limerick, staying at The George Boutique Hotel.  Probably the most disappointing part of our trip, but, I think it was more ...

A New Idea of Bedtime, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

A New Idea of Bedtime

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... I thought about it a good fifteen minutes and finally decided, but of course I’ll go.  I would otherwise be sitting in Limerick, twiddling my thumbs doing diddly squat, when I could be going to a party with music and fun and meeting new ...

Presentations Galore, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Presentations Galore

A travel blog entry by melepua

... .  He left work early to catch the Ireland vs. Russia football match at a pub, but as he was walking along downtown Limerick, the heavens opened and rain poured down.  He cursed Ireland and gave up finding a pub in the torrent, so he flagged a ...

B&B at Freidman in Adare, cute small town, Adare, Ireland travel blog

B&B at Freidman in Adare, cute small town

A travel blog entry by joergenmaria

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Peaceful Goodbyes, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Peaceful Goodbyes

A travel blog entry by melepua

... I am!  Having the time of my life.  My two study abroad housemates, Oregon and Australia, packed up their bags, leaving Limerick for good.  Oregon had to catch a bus at 4am, so he was frantically packing all day.  Australia was first ...

Nutritional Disgrace, Enrollment Joys, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Nutritional Disgrace, Enrollment Joys

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... a bus to the city center with my sturdy bag and hit the streets with a shopping list.  I absolutely fell in love with Limerick.  It isn’t terribly hyped, locals find it boring, tourism is almost null (there are zero hostels), and traffic ...

RAG WEEK: Do As the Irish Do., Limerick, Ireland travel blog

RAG WEEK: Do As the Irish Do.

A travel blog entry by gouldfish

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... .  Anyway, they manage to raise a large amount of money and the totals are still being added up.  For everyone who isn't from Ireland and have to idea what the basis of rag week is, here you go: start drinking in the morning, either don't go to ...

Paddy's and Birthday Mayhem, Springtime is here!, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Paddy's and Birthday Mayhem, Springtime is here!

A travel blog entry by melepua

... to talk about.  I cycled into town and watched the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Limerick’s parade is supposedly the biggest in Ireland.  The first few floats were fun, mainly because they were the Irish Army strutting their ...

And We're Off!, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

And We're Off!

A travel blog entry by melepua

... day.  The first part of the castle tour took me through a couple of rooms of low budget displays outlining castle and Limerick history, concluding in a very low budget, hilarious film.  It really wasn't hilarious, but I laughed and took a few ...

St. Paddy's Day and the Trad Festival, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

St. Paddy's Day and the Trad Festival

A travel blog entry by pckujawa

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... 11:30 to see the parade. When we arrived, a huge crowd was piled in to O'Connell Street (the main street in Limerick town center). Soon, the parade progressed by our location. There were displays from the military, many pipe and drum ensembles, a ...

HOME!!!!, Limerick, Ireland travel blog

HOME!!!!

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

I'm gonna be sooooo ...

Everything is 'Grand', Limerick, Ireland travel blog

Everything is 'Grand'

A travel blog entry by gouldfish

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... Canada.  The Irish 'lads' I have met so far say that our personalities are very similar, with the exception of our punctuality.  Ireland is known to have stores open 08:00 - 16:00 ISH. The 'ish' means that they could close before, and they could ...

LIMERICK (Dingle Peninsula), Limerick, Ireland travel blog

LIMERICK (Dingle Peninsula)

A travel blog entry by stevencranston

We flew into Shannon on Sunday and drove to Limerick in Ireland. We hired a FIAT car to explore Ireland via driving. We got there very late and could not find anywhere to eat. We ended up driving like half an hour to get midnight Macca's (or McDonalds if ...

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