The Courtyard



In the busy courtyard In the busy courtyard you’ll get a sense of the bustling activity that once took place here.

From the blacksmith’s workshop complete with tools and weapons to the thriving portal entrance at the watergate and to the north the gatehouse where goods and supplies were delivered.
Explore the siege shelters and the walkway in the remains of the Great Hall of the castle built circa 1280. Step into the sanctuary of the chapel to take a quiet moment.



King John's Castle are delighted to announce the launch of new series of Medieval games just in time for Summer 2021.

Based on games that would have been enjoyed on fair days during Medieval times, these games are set to bring the courtyard of King John's Castle to life this summer.
Hand crafted by our maintenance team these new additions to the courtyard offer the perfect option for a day out in the castle for visitors and locals alike.

Medieval games include:
  • Medieval Seesaw
  • Archery (May to Sept)
  • Quoits (Ring Toss)
  • Medieval Noughts and Crosses
  • Tug O War
  • Horseshoe Throwing
  • Storytelling with the Castle Characters and more to be added!



For those of you seeking an adrenaline rush, why not relish the opportunity to take in stunning views of Limerick City in the most exciting way, by abseiling down the historic walls of King John's Castle.
The Team at King John's Castle have partnered up with Nevsail Watersports to bring this exhilarating experience to life. Available on selected dates throughout June, July and August, take in the sheer beauty and scale of Limerick City's most iconic building in the most exciting way possible.
The King John's Castle Abseil Experience is priced at €30 per person and also includes full access to the castle's interactive exhibition and the opporunity to enjoy our new series of courtyard games outlined above.

*Please note you must be over 10 years to avail of abseil experience.