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Muggles Magic and Wizardry Await at King Johns Castle

Muggles event

King Johns Castle will be a hive of activity this June Bank Holiday weekend as not one, not two but three unique events take place over the course of the weekend.


Kicking off on Saturday June 3rd visitors are invited to come along and experience a celebration of medieval life at our "A Norman LIfe" event. Highlights on the day will include shows, talks and demonstrations in living history on fashion, music, clothing as well as weaponry, battle attire and techniques from experts and specialist re- enactors.


Meantime on Sunday June 4th come along and learn all about traditional arts and crafts at our Heritage demonstrations. Master craftsmen and women will be on hand throughout the day showcasing their skills in bow and arrow making, basket weaving, sugan rope making, calligraphy, stone carving and much more.


However the highlight of the weekend's festivities is undoubtedly our Muggles Magic and Wizardry Event taking place on Bank Holiday Monday June 5th.


Visitors are invited to hop on their broomstick and be enchanted by our wonderful world of wizardry and magic. There will be spells, magic potions, and even a few creatures of the dark.....


Come along dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy lots of themed games, activities and entertainment in this enchanting and spellbinding setting.

Take in "The Tales of Beedle the Bard” in the castle chapel or if magic and wizardry is more your thing join the castle's resident wizard is the Armoury for a performance that will leave you spellbound!



All events run from 12noon to 4pm and tickets can be purchased online via the Shannon Heritage website on by calling our reservations office on 061 360788