The Island


Produced by: Crude Media 
Presented by: John Elliott, Researcher
Duration: 25min, 37sec.


Walking Tour of The Island
Date: 922 AD - 17th Century


The island fortress of Limerick is one of fifty six walled towns in Ireland. Walking the ancient streets and lanes, John will chronicle the history and development of major sites such as St Mary’s Cathedral, the town walls and King John’s Castle; highlighting some of the lesser-known medieval sites such as Fanning’s Castle, Drake’s Walls and the Castle Ragg.

John will detail the importance of the River Shannon to the development of the city from its Viking origins, through medieval period to the fateful sieges of the 17th century.

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