Clarion Suites Limerick
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Our drive began in the rain this morning, but soon the sun came out with some stunning cloudscapes over the mountains. We drove on the other side of Dingle Bay today. We did a lay by (roadside stop) to view some structures called beehive houses that are about 800 years old. No one really knows what the purpose of these houses are. They are dry …
Our first stop after landing at the Shannon airport was Bunratty Castle, or if you understand Gaelic - Caisleán Bhun Raithe, meaning "Castle at the Mouth of the Ratty". In 1220 the first fortress was built on the current location of the castle, but years of war and disuse turned it to ruin. In 1954 it was restored to the castle we see today, and …
Today we went to Muckross Gardens. So get this. There was a picket line at the front of the park, and the strikers were all striking against "poor veterinary procedures" to animals in the park. We wanted to have lunch at this restaurant called the Muckross House and even after the 30 old men picketers asked us if we reallly wanted to cross a picket …
... to inquisitive visitors like myself. I felt honored to stand in their turf.
To round out the night, I hoofed it over to the Hunt Museum (after standing in awe at the base of St. Mary’s Cathedral as the bells rang and rang) to volunteer with the opera scenes. Young students performed half-hour shows of famous arias and duets to packed crowds. I acted as body guard, not supposed to let in people without tickets (tickets were free, but completely booked), and ...
... as there was no parking so I drove around the block. Once I picked up Marg up we then went in search of parking because we were going to the pub for dinner. The man at the parking for King John's Castle parking area told us of a gastropub (a pub which has good food) called The Locke.
The man at the parking area had visited Australia about 10 years ago for his honeymoon and told us how much he enjoyed Australia.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good location, helpful staff, good breakfast, clean room and bathroom. This hotel met our criteria and we were very happy with our choice. I would recommend to anyone staying in Limerick.
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