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Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, (Caisleán Uí Chonaill in Irish) is a small, scenic village on the south bank of the river Shannon. It is seven miles (11 km) from Limerick city, just across the river from Co. Clare and about 3 miles from Co. Tipperary. Many fine 19th century buildings overlook the river Shannon in Castleconnell. One of these, the former schoolhouse, is now home to the Irish Harp Centre; another, the former convent, is now the Castleoaks House Hotel. Both buildings are on the south side of the village. ** History: The ruins of the 'Castle of Connell' from which the name of the village derives, was built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the bend of the river. It was destroyed in a siege by the army of General Ginkel, fighting in support of the Army of William of Orange at the end of the 17th century. Even today a large chunk of the castle wall lies some fifty feet from the castle, thrown clear across the road by siege cannons. A footbridge over the river Shannon, built during the 1939-1945 'Emergency' by the Irish Army - connects counties Limerick and Clare. Reference:
Evening Walk Foggy Dawn Mallards Landing Greylags on the wing Funky Gander
Chestnut Grove Charco's Pub River Shannon & Clare Hills Riverside Walk Worrels End
Mirror Image Foggy Ducks Chestnut Grove Autumn Fog Morning Sunlight
Swan's Escape Greylags in Flight Mallard Landing Close Formation Clare Bank
Chestnut Grove Foggy Morning Kayaking on the Shannon Swan Landing The Ramble Inn
Swan Landing Ugly Ducklings Swan Dispute Sulkie Geese Landing
Worralls Inn Goose Bombers Ghana Singers Cheeky Robin Black-Headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Ripples Aerial Manoeuvres Flooded Rocks Worrels End Frosty Morning Heron
Flooded Road Meadow Brown - Maniola jurtina Piggy-Back Shannon River Reflections Strong Currents
Foggy Lane Hungry Swan Five Cormorants Young Swan Departing Australian Tourist
Autumn Lineout Flood Control Foggy Morning Foggy Reflections Halloween Party
Foggy Morning 2 Foggy Morning 3 Ugly Ducklings Autumn Swan Parking Only
Frosty Dawn Foggy Dawn November Floods Jaunty November Floods 2
Foggy Dawn 2 Frosty Weather Autumn Window Frosty Morning Frosty Morning 2
Into the West Cormorant's Rest Kayaks in the Fog Winter Morning Winter Morning 2
Drop in Visitors Heron Reflections Drop in Visitors 2 Walk on Water Hoar Frost
Winter Morning 3 Drop in Visitors 3 White Christmas 1 White Christmas White Christmas 3
White Christmas 4 White Christmas 5 Wary Greylags Take Two Frosty Horse
Bucolic Foggy Dawn 3 Smooth Landing Autumn Reflections Three Foggy Swans
Foggy Autumn Reflections Foggy Reeds Bucolic Scene Foggy Morning Ready for Takeoff
Foggy Morning 2 Foggy Morning 3 Seagull Flock in Fog Greylag Goose Heron Takeoff
Foggy Morning 4 Foggy Heron Foggy Morning 5 Swan Landing in Fog Pike Fishing
Pike Fishing 2 Kayaking on the Shannon Autumn Colours Three in a Row Autumn Colours 2
Worrel's End Kingfisher Storm Darwin - Trees Down Swan Lake Flooded Riverbank
Military Bridge - River Shannon in Flood Military Bridge - Shannon River in Flood Lingering Fog - Winter Morning Shannon River in Flood Flooded Carpark
Primary Colours Kayak Reflections Woman Overboard Still Life Reed Reflections
Foggy Golden Dawn Foggy Dawn Red Dawn Foggy Dawn