Exploring Limerick

Posted By: Megan Cardarelli
Posted On: September 5th, 2016
Attending: Limerick Institute of Technology

After a long few days of traveling and settling into my new home, I decided to venture off into Limerick City by myself.  To my surprise, it was an absolutely beautiful, sunny day.  Let me tell you, that didn’t last too long. Within the first 10 minutes of my walk, the sun quickly disappeared and it started to rain. Luckily I packed my raincoat in my backpack, so the next 20 minutes wasn’t too bad.

         As I crossed the bridge into city center, I was taken aback by the view of the Shannon River and King John’s Castle.  I stopped into the castle to try and learn about the history of it, but after about 15 minutes I was distracted by my growling stomach so I decided to find a place to grab some food. After resisting  the Burger King, and McDonalds I passed by, I found a cute cafe where I grabbed coffee and lunch. The next two hours consisted of me aimlessly exploring the streets.  It was clear I was a tourist with the camera around my neck, taking pictures of literally anything and everything.  My poor sense of direction led me to walk down every street about three times. After my feet couldn’t take the walking any longer and the wind started to get stronger, I decided to make my way back to my apartment.


Three things I’ve learned in my first few days in Limerick.

1)     The saying “Four seasons in one day” is not a myth.  The weather is unpredictable so ALWAYS bring a raincoat or a sweatshirt.


2)     It’s normal to see people riding horses down the road.


3)     It’s perfectly okay to get lost in a new city.  It helps you familiarize yourself with your surroundings and allows you to come across different places you might not have seen otherwise.

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