Thursday, October 28, 2010

Limerick

Thank you all for your good wishes on the previous post, I promised this post on my weekend in Limerick and have finally gotten around to uploading it no thanks to Google as I had to upload each photo 3 times!!
The Treaty Stone is symbolic of Limerick and is situated near the Thomond bridge.The treaty was reputedly signed on a stone in sight of the two warring armies at each side of the bridge in 1691, surrendering the city to William of Orange.
St John's Castle with the Thomond bridge over the river Shannon, note the 2 dogs going for a paddle! The river frontage all along the city is beautifully restored and maintained with walkways.
The Thomond bridge
I found another Masonic Lodge!
An iron footbridge linking the old potato market.
The Hunt Museum, one of two museums of which the city can boast.A lovely lady on the reception desk told us admisson was free on a Sunday or 2 for 1 on a monday and a photographic exhibition which was running at the time was free.
It was the weekend of the Heineken rugby between Munster and Toulouse,Thomond park is the home of Munster Rugby.This street was decorated with goalposts and flags
The restored Milk market in the centre of the city.The dome in the background is a recent addition to cover in the market.The market spills out onto the surrounding streets
Selling fresh veg on the street, these streets are still cobbled.
Cheese stall in the market.
Under the dome which covers a large courtyard, this was uncovered the last time I visited
The Shannon has locks and a canal is just visible here running along side the road
All roads lead to Thomond park for the rugby, red shirts are Munster.
A thatched pub in Killoscully outside Limerick

The beautiful Shannon near Killaloe.Boating on the Shannon is big business where cruising boats can be hired to navigate the scenic waters.

7 comments:

Theanne and Baron said...

Hi Peggy...your photos make it almost like being there...hope you had a grand time!!!

Kellee said...

Love the picture of the bridge and the reflection in the water stunning, and those leeks in the market are huge! wish mine looked like that.

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Barbarapc said...

Glad that you were finally able to get the photos up - they are lovely - beautiful postcards. Our list of places to go gets longer by the moment. Obviously any trip to Ireland will have to include Limerick!

Linda said...

It looks a perfect autumn weekend. And what huge leeks!

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

What a wonderful visit in Limerick! Mom & I saw the Thomond Bridge but we were just "passing through" when we were there and didn't stay long. St. John's Castle was very interesting! Well, I enjoyed this pictoral re-visit very much!

W. Latane Barton said...

ah, that reminds me of my and dau Marie's trip to Ireland... we love it. You live in such a beautiful spot of the world, Peggy.