Limerick Charm

Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Limerick, Munster, Ireland
Our intention today (Tuesday), was to be out the door by 9 am to grab breakfast, see St John's Casle, St. Mary's Cathedral and then do some conference stuff. Well....I heard my alarm go off at 8, and next thing I know, it's 9:30. Ooops. It was ok, and we probably needed the sleep. We got ready quickly and headed to King John's Castle, which was built around 1200-1210. It had a great interactive center before leading you into the actual courtyard and some of the towers. The views were amazing. From there we headed to St. Mary's Cathedral, the oldest building in Limerick dating back to 1168. It still is a working church and has beautiful stained-glassed windows.  

We headed to the pre-keynote of the conference and then grabbed a late lunch at Curraghgower's, a cute little pub along the River Shannon, with views of the castle . Jen and I both tried a Guiness, and we are typically not fans. Although, I did read to try one here because it will taste different/better. We both actually really liked it, and it went great with my bowl of steamed mussels. Limerick is charming. People are nice, the River Shannon is a nice touch and it seems very laid back.  

After heading back to the conference keynote and reception where we got welcomed by the Mayor, we decided to take advantage of the hotel's steam room, sauna and whirlpool. Jen presents tomorrow, so we want to head in early. Tomorrow will be a lot of conference, but we're hoping to do some fun things in the evening. 

We have had amazing weather so far. Monday was a bit cloudy with some sun, but yesterday and today had sun and clouds with a breeze and a high of 72. Seriously, perfect! We are lucking out.

Until next time,