Limerick bus station is on a huge concourse and looks very neglected. The railway station next door is more welcoming, though Starbucks doesn’t open until 07:00 and I am here at 06:30. Limerick, standing at the mouth of the River Shannon,

An early start in the unwelcoming Limerick bus station.

Pretty beaches and another American President

3 Thecircumnavigation of Ireland by bus continues, with BOB HIND travelling from Limerick to Dungloe is Ireland’s fourth biggest city. Given Limerick’s historical importance, dating back to 812AD, the transport interchange is to the city’s discredit. Originally, I had planned to catch the 07:05 343 to Ennis, but a five minute delay to its arrival and my experience so far of Bus Eireann’s punctuality meant I wouldn’t risk a nine minute peak-time connection.

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