Secondary School Tours

The stunning exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history

21st century touch-screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawers are among the exciting techniques that will connect visitors to tales of siege and warfare. In the busy courtyard a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth century siege can be experienced. 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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This Self Guided Tour is €6.50 per student
Call 061 711222

Guided Tour and Activity Trail

Your costumed guide will take you around the interpretive centre and full castle. This fun interactive tour is the best way to discover the history of King John’s Castle. Your group will be lead by a costumed character through over 800 years of history. To finish they can divide into groups and complete the castle clue trail.

€10 per student
Duration 2 hours
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Call 061 711222

‘My Story’ Irish Family History Workshops

New for 2019 – We have partnered with the Irish Family History Centre to deliver Secondary School Workshops
Your class group start off with an introductory workshop with the Irish Family History Centre at one of our Shannon Heritage sites. This gives students and teachers a welcome session to the programme and teaches the skills necessary for carrying out the project. For example: how to get started, interpreting primary sources, critical thinking skills and building a narrative
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