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  History of Limerick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Limerick was established by the Vikings as a walled city on "King's Island" (an island in the River Shannon) in 812, and received its charter in 1197.
Limerick is stronger and more beautiful than all the other cities of Ireland, well walled with stout walls of hewn marble...there is no entrance except by stone bridges, one of the two of which has 14 arches, and the other 8...
The economy of the Limerick area was largely neglected in the post war period and the city and county became characterised by extremely high emigration and unemployment.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/History_of_Limerick   (3526 words)

  
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The staff of the good god and chief of the Tuatha De Danann, the Dagda, is believed to have been made of ash wood.
In County Limerick, Lios Henge is the largest stone circle in Ireland.
The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland.
www.irishwitch.org /walking/The_Sacred_Landscape.shtml   (654 words)

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