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Years of Dramatic Local History
KING JOHN'S CASTLE

Welcome to King John’s Castle, on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

Located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter, STEP INSIDE the walls of Limerick’s most iconic landmark! Discover the stories of ruthless King John, the noble knights, and rebellious natives. King John's Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. Explore the spacious outdoor courtyard where you’ll get a sense of the bustling activity that took place many years ago. On your journey, expect to see some lively characters. Venture into our visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Visitors will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time.

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KING JOHN'S CASTLE

Castle Experience

Interactive exhibitions, medieval courtyard games and stunning views, are among the highlights at King John's Castle. Reach out and touch the past through a wide range of audio visual technologies and specialist multi media techniques. Join in the living interpretation and re-enactment with costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life. Test your skill with our medieval courtyard games and enjoy stunning views from this stronghold of sagas, sieges and soldiers

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.
CASTLE LIFE
With cutting-edge audio visuals, 3D models, and discovery drawers all combine to help you to delve into the Castle’s history.
THE COURTYARD
Take a fresh look at King John’s Castle and experience Limerick’s history as you have never done before…
CASTLE EXPERIENCE

Courtyard Games

we are delighted to announce the launch of new series of Medieval games in the courtyard of King John's Castle. Included in your ticket price, these games are suitable for all ages and are guarenteed to bring out your inner competitive strike!

CASTLE EXPERIENCE

Abseiling Experience

King John’s Castle, in association with Nevsail Watersports & Adventures, are delighted to offer an extremely unique abseiling experience! The majestic historic King John’s Castle is one of Europe’s best preserved Norman Castles and its fortress is a signature to the landscape of Limerick. This is your opporunity to abseil from the amazing vantage point of the castle gatehouse turret and absorb the view of Limerick’s rooftop while descending the historic walls

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KING JOHN'S CASTLE

Castle History

The site on which the Castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years.

VIKING HISTORY
NORMAN HSITORY
KING JOHN
Bringing over 800 years of local history to life, a visit to King John's Castle is a must when visiting Limerick City. The castle itself has a turbluent history dating back to Viking times and has undergone several sieges, battles and triumphs over its long history.
KING JOHN'S CASTLE

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VAN MORRISON

News 29th June 2022 VAN MORRISON KING JOHN’S CASTLE, LIMERICK Van Morrison has announced a show in the spectacular setting of King John’s Castle, Limerick on June 29th 2022. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday via Dolans.ie ticketmaster.ie. Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel […]

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Shannon Heritage lends support to Christmas Toy Appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at UHL

News 01 Dec 2021 Shannon Heritage lends support to Christmas Toy Appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at UHL Special giving tree at King John’s Castle will be the collection point for donated toys Shannon Heritage has stepped in to support a Christmas toy appeal for the Children’s Ark Unit at University Hospital Limerick (UHL). […]

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National Heritage Week 2021

News Previous Next 03 Aug 2021 National Heritage Week 2021 King John’s Castle is delighted to host a number of exciting activities across Heritage Week 2021 Guided Tour of Castle Courtyard and Undercroft August 16th to 20th, 10.15am Gain a fascinating insight into what life would have been like in the bustling courtyard of Limerick’s […]

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New for Summer 2021: Medieval Courtyard Games

News Previous Next 12 May 2021 New for Summer 2021: Medieval Courtyard Games King John’s Castle are delighted to announce the launch of new series of Medieval games just in time for Summer 2021. Included in your ticket price, these games are suitable for all ages and are guaranteed to bring out your inner competitive […]

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King John’s Castle to reopen with new medieval themed outdoor activities

Events Previous Next 12 May 2021 King John’s Castle in the heart of Limerick City will reopen to visitors on Thursday 20th May. King John’s Castle in the heart of Limerick City will reopen to visitors on Thursday 20th May. The site will open four days a week initially moving to seven days a week […]

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King John’s Castle to be part of a virtual Culture Night celebration

Events 16 Sep 2020 King John’s Castle to be part of a virtual Culture Night celebration King John’s Castle in Limerick City will host renowned Fidget Feet in an upcoming short film to celebrate Culture Night in Limerick this Friday 18th September. This year, Culture Night will go digital and broadcast live online with King […]

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