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Swan squadron cruising on the Shannon

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Swans on the Shanon river

Castle Flags

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St John Castle

House [1]

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White house, found walking along the new Shannon walk ( side of the stone treaty )

Curragower

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A nice pub on the north side of the Shannon: Curragower in front of St john Castle

Stone Treaty

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The famous stone treaty in Limerick
The treaty ended the war Williamite War in Ireland, the treaty was signed in Limerick in 1691, on supposedly that stone.

More: Wikipedia Treaty of Limerick

The Bard of Thomond

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Bronze statue of the Bard of Thomond, it's located on St John Castle Plaza.
The bard of Thomond (ie Michael Hogan) was a poet

"I am Bard to none but the God above
Who sent me the gift of the Song
From His angel-choir, and taught me
to love
The right, and to hate the wrong!
I sing no tinsell'd autocrat's praise,
I crouch at no lordling's knee:
Nor birth nor blood, but the True and
the Good,
And the Loving, are themes for me!"

From "A Life Picture"

Orbituary of the bard of Thomond here

Rainbow

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After the rain, there's always a rainbow, at his end you may find a pot of gold.... or a church in this case