within 30 milesThe Republic of Ireland’s third largest city and the setting for Frank McCourt’s book “Angela’s Ashes,” Limerick offers shopping, music, theater, fine dining, and a variety of historic and cultural attractions. King John’s Castle on the River Shannon went through a multi-million euro renovation and re-opened to the public in 2013 making it one of the best castle experiences in Ireland, and the city’s Milk Market combines farm fresh and artisan foods with crafts and secondhand goods… with the best assortment available on Saturday before 1pm.