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Bleach Lough, County Limerick, perfect for Game Angling

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  This 55 acre spring water lake is located near Dromore Castle, just outside Pallaskenry, County Limerick. If you are looking for a palce to do some trout fishing in Ireland, you might have just found a great spot.   It is managed by the Bleach Lough Anglers and is frequently stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Anglers can access the lake via the shore or by use of a boat. Credit: https://loveireland.bitmedia24.com/2020/05/07/bleach-lough-county-limerick/  

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Love to Visit Askeaton Castle County Limerick

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Askeaton Castle County Limerick Askeaton Castle was built by William De Burgo in 1199. It stands on a small island in the River Deel. During the Desmond rebellion in 1580 the walls were blown when news was heard of the of the fall of nearby Carrigafoyle Castle. It was finally dismantled as a viable fortress by Cromwellian forces in 1652. The shell remains today but there are fragments of a 13th century wall and a 15th century Banqueting hall. The castle stands by the bridge in Askeaton and is surrounded in this wonderful little heritage town by it’s own Hellfire...

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Curraghchase forest park county Limerick Ireland

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  There are over 300 hectares of rolling parkland, trails, mixed woodland, lakes and an arboretum at Curragh Chase. This planned landscape was the former home of the de Vere family, the most notable being Sir Aubrey de Vere who was a poet and an author. The façade of the former grand house sits proud on the hill overlooking the main car park and man-made lake. There are many wonderful features of the de Vere estate dotted around the Park for you to find, including; the impressive arboretum, a pet cemetery and a memorial cross. For the nature lover, there...

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Carrigogunnell Castle Clarina County Limerick Ireland

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  Situated near Clarina, Carrigogunnell Castle is superbly situated on a volcanic rock with a marvellous view overlooking the whole Shannon estuary. It consists of a multi-sided enclosure, fortified by a strong wall probably of 15th-century date, in a poor state of preservation. The ruins of Carrigogunnell Castle dominate the lovely pastoral land surrounding the volcanic peak on which it was built mid 15th century on the site of an earlier structure. The shattered limestone Keep was once over 50 feet high with 5 stories and a spiral stair, and there was a later house adjoining the tower with additional...

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Fire Juggling O’Connell Street, Limerick City Centre

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O’Connell Street (Irish: Sráid Uí Chonaill) is the main thoroughfare of the city of Limerick. It was previously known as George’s Street until it was renamed after Daniel O’Connell. The street runs in parallel to the River Shannon and forms part of an overall thoroughfare, along with Rutland Street and Patrick Street, that bisects Limerick City Centre in a north east to south west direction. The street is about a mile in length, starting at the Arthurs Quay / Denmark Street junction and ending at The Crescent. A monument to Daniel O’Connell stands at the centre of The Crescent overlooking...

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