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Discover Limerick city’s Medieval Quarter and its 800 years of history…

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The Medieval Quarter of Limerick is located in the King’s Island section of the city, originally known as Englishtown, and in the Abbey River area, originally known as Irishtown. The Medieval Quarter’s main attractions include King John’s Castle, the Hunt Museum, the Treaty Stone and St. Mary’s Cathedral, the City’s Town Hall of 1449, and the present City Hall which retains the façade of an old jail. Other attractions include a long riverside promenade and medieval streetscapes. Castle Lane beside King John’s Castle includes a reconstruction of some medieval buildings including a granary, labourer’s cottage and gabled houses. King John’s Castle is a 13th century Norman castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick. The walls, towers and fortifications still remain today. The remains of a Viking settlement was also uncovered during the construction of the visitor centre at the site. The castle boasts impressive views overlooking the beautiful River Shannon. A tour of t

Calling All Guys – “Shop in the City” with the Absolute Hotel & Spa and Debenhams and Get it Right this Christmas!

Guys, buying the perfect Christmas gift for your other half can be a stressful experience. This is the time of year that you want to express your love, however, grand gestures can easily go wrong and Christmas morning is a time when you don’t want to be met with a withering look and a wistful sigh. This Christmas, the Absolute Hotel & Spa, Limerick is offering men everywhere the opportunity to “get it right” with their new “Shop in the City” package which includes a unique shopping experience in Debenhams with a Personal Shopper who will advise them on what to buy for their better half. “Shop in the City” offers the ultimate shopping getaway break and perfect pre-Christmas treat, in association with Debenhams. On arrival at the Absolute Hotel & Spa, you and your partner can both relax with a complimentary drink in Riverbank Bar, knowing that all of your needs will be catered for during your stay. Choose from a one night break, starting at €90 per person sharing (1B&B pl

Civil Partnership

Civil air about hotel weddings FEBRUARY is upon on us, spring is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so thoughts are turning inevitably to romance. And in the spirit of inclusiveness newly enshrined in Irish law, one city hotel is positioning itself as the ideal location for civil partnership ceremonies as well as traditional white weddings. Since the Civil Partnership Act was passed in December, the Commencement Orders means same-sex couples will be able to apply to the Civil Registrar to enter into a civil partnership. The Absolute Hotel was granted a licence to hold civil ceremonies last year and Wedding Co-ordinator JoAnne Hickey is keen to exploit this new angle in the nuptials market. The hotel was the official sponsor of Limerick Pride in 2010 and says it appreciates the glamour and the fun that comes with looking after a Civil partnership weddings. Putting across one’s needs is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Some of the stories that couple