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Welcome to King John’s Castle in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

King John's Castle is located in the heart of Limerick City's Medieval Quarter. We invite you to step inside Limerick City's most iconic landmark. Explore the interactive exhibitions, which bring to life over 800 years of local history.

Through the use of 21st century technology, 3D models, computer generated animations and much more, travel back in time to an era of soliders, sagas and sieges on the banks of the roaring River Shannon.

Explore the bustling courtyard and try your hand at a series of medieval games:


7 Days a week

Open 7 days a week
Closed 24th,25th,26th & 27th December 2024
& 1st January 2025


Seasonal Hours

28th March to 30th September
9:30am -6:00pm (last entrance at 5pm)
1st October - 31st March
9:30am -5:00pm (last entrance at 4pm)

In the busy courtyard, you will discover a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth century siege. The sights, scenes and sounds of King John’s Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.

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Read more about the King John’s Castle Visitor Experience.

Seventeenth century siege

Scenes from a seventeenth century siege

Blacksmiths forge

Visit a blacksmiths forge

Sights, scenes and sounds

All combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.

Relax afterwards in our café


– the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrific views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.
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