My first full day in Ireland Syndia and I went off exploring Limerick this morning, and ended up at the local markets. It's very cool - the local farmers actually bring in their produce and sell it directly to the public, the same way they've been doing it for the last couple of hundred years. Syndia felt sorry for one of the fruit sellers since he looked so downtrodden, so she bought four apples from him.

We ambled about Limerick for a while, then headed to the Hunt Museum, which is located in the old Customs House. It's a fascinating collection of artefacts from all different periods in the region's history (and some that are in the collection apparently just because they were interesting). It used to be a private collection owned by John and Gertrude Hunt, but was donated by them "to the Irish people." Well worth a look.