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King’s Island

Another photo of King’s Island, the old part of the Irish city of Limerick, but this time from the opposite side of the River Shannon. The bridge I took my previous photo from, Thomond Bridge, is seen at left.

King’s Island, surrounded by the River Shannon and the Abbey River, consists of two areas, St Mary’s Park and Englishtown, which is the historical city of Limerick, founded by the Vikings in the 10th century. After the Norman Invasion of Ireland in the 12th century, Old English settlers took the city. King John I of England ordered a castle to be built on the Island in the 13th century, which was subsequently called King John’s Castle (Irish: Caisleán Luimnigh). Seen at the right hand side of the photo, it is one of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1186/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-04-29 18:27
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1493 kb

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