National Heritage Week 2021

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 iconic King John's Castle during medieval times.

Let the castle characters take you on a tour of this extensive fortress. 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.

Normal Admission Rates Apply.

A Talk & Demonstration on the History of Medieval Weaponry and Armoury.
16th-20th August, 3pm

Join our castle characters and learn all about the history and skill involved in Medieval Combat Training. Learn about the history of medieval archery and sword fighting, the armoury required and the skills involved by brave soldiers as they faced into battle during medieval times. Test your skill and accuracy and enjoy the opportunity to partake in these medieval activities.

Normal Admission Rates Apply.

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Shannon Heritage is constantly looking at ways to enhance our customer experiences with value adding products and services.

We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users. 

Both cards offer special admission rates to all Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in Counties: Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. 

Members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at Shannon Heritage operated Tea Rooms and Gift Shops.

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