Was staying in a dump of a hotel outside of Limerick City at the end of our trip to Ireland. I was in Limerick over 20 years ago, was very sketchy then. Took a chance and a cab (with a wonderful driver) into the city. First had an amazing dinner at the Locke, then walked to Nancy Blake's. Far and away the best pub we went to in Ireland, maybe anywhere. Cool surroundings and all local people. The real thing as they say. Great friendly bar tenders. Stopped in next door to the Outback where an awesome (non trad) band was playing. Probably the best night in Ireland. Would love to return again some day.