King John's Castle

Shannon Heritage Introduces King John’s Castle, on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City.

Located in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter, King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. Experience our state of the art exhibition complete with 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawers.

Explore the castle towers and battlements and enjoy panoramic views across Limerick City & the River Shannon.


King John's Castle

Have fun exploring King John’s Castles magnificent views and imagine a Norman soldier’s life in this medieval fortress. Reach out and touch the past through a wide range of new technologies and specialist multi media techniques. Join in the living interpretation and re-enactment with costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life.

Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of medieval Limerick and let touch screen technology connect you to tales of siege and warfare.

Take a fresh look at King John’s Castle and experience Limerick’s history as you have never done before.

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 Norman medieval campaign tent 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. Read more or book tickets on the King John's Castle website today. 


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The Courtyard


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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