Visitor Information

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 from Archery, Noughts and Crosses,Horseshoe Throwing, Medieval Seasaw, Tug O War and more. Climb the ancient towers for dramatic views over Limerick City.

 

Relax afterwards in our café – the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrific views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.

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.  

Read more about the King John’s Castle Visitor Experience. If you would like to book a ticket for this attraction please go to our online booking system.


Opening Hours: Summer Times - July & August 2020

10:00am -17:00pm (last entrance at 4pm)

Membership

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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