|King John's Caslte, Limerick, Ireland|
|Linda in the McCourt classroom.|
We located the tourist bureau and got the usual "go here, go there" map from a nice young woman behind the desk. We set off to visit St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's castle -- yes a castle in the middle of town. The cathedral dates back to the 12th Century while King John's castle dates from the 13th Century! Both buildings were beautiful stone structures and had a commanding view of the River Shannon.
|In The Rock pub belonging to EI4GJB.|
Declan, Limerick, Ireland.
|Facetime with Jim, Norm and Michael|
on the train from Limerick to Cork
and to Palm Desert, California.
After leaving The Rock Bar, we made our way across town to the Frank McCourt Museum. It was only a 15 minute walk through the shopping district and into an area called "The Gregorian Quarter". The McCourt museum is housed in the actual "school" building and residence McCourt lived in during the late 30's and early 40'. We visited a "bedroom" as well as a classroom. The docent, Patrick Brian, was friendly and informative. We spent about an hour there, talking about McCourt and his early life. If you recall, I'm sure, he wrote "Angelas Ashes" and "Tis" in the 1990's (and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work).
|I managed to put my ham radio|
callsign on the blackboard in the
Frank McCourt classroom!!
When we thought of having dinner, we chose to revisit Market Lane. Their food is so good and their helpings are so ample, we couldn't help ourselves! Once again it was a wonderful meal. We enjoyed a few minutes talking to Mark, the manager, and he bought us a "pint" for being such good customers.
With the end of another wonderful day in Ireland, we're ready for a good nights sleep. Tomorrow we have a special treat awaiting us -- so, stay tuned and I'll report about that later.