R5757 : King John's Castle

taken 2 years ago, near to Limerick, Ardnacrusha and Athlunkard Bridge, Limerick, Ireland

King John's Castle
King John's Castle
King John's Castle, Limerick

King John's Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King's Island in Limerick, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. One of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, the walls, towers and fortifications remain today and are visitor attractions.

River Shannon

The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland at 224 miles long. It drains an area of 6,512 sq miles, one fifth of the area of Ireland.
The Shannon divides the west of Ireland (principally the province of Connacht) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). County Clare, being west of the Shannon but part of the province of Munster, is the major exception. The river represents a major physical barrier between east and west, with fewer than thirty-five crossing-points between Limerick city in the south and the village of Dowra in the north.

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R5757, 150 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 577 577 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.1742N 8:37.5335W
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Irish: geotagged! R 576 573
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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