Primary School Tours 


Located on the banks of the River Shannon, King John’s Castle is one of Ireland’s most iconic and dramatic medieval castles.
Spanning 800 years of Irish history, King John’s Castle tells our story through its walls, the people who built and lived within them as well as those who lived outside. As such King Johns Castle represents an incredible education resource for many teaching aspects of the school curriculum.


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. Students will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. 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.

School Tour Packages

Standard Self Guided Tour: €6 pp

Guided Tour: €10pp

Self Guided Tour with activity: €11-16


Activities include ... Foot darts, Climbing Wall, Water Zorbs, Escape Rooms, Treasure trails, Sword Fighting Demo, Archery

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To book or for more information email or call 061 360788


Download Relevant Worksheets/activity here

Primary School Worksheet (PDF)

Transition Year Worksheet (PDF)

Activity Grid (PDF)

Activity Grid Instructions (PDF)

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Workshop Booking Form (PDF)