King John's Castle
King John's Castle is situated on 'King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic river Shannon. It was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many times in the following centuries. The interpretative centre at the Castle contains an imaginative historical exhibition which tells the story of the Castle. Archaeological excavations have revealed pre-Norman settlements and evidence from the traumatic siege of 1642.
The courtyard and the Castle display some of the trades and traditions of the 16th Century. The Castle offers panoramic views of Limerick City and the surrounding countryside. The sights, scenes and sounds of the Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.
|Address:||King’s Island, Nicholas Street, Limerick|
|Location:||Situated in Limerick City|
|Season:||All Year (except Dec 24-26)|
|Open Times:||Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec: 10-4.30|
Mar, April, Oct: 10-5
|Tours:||Self-guiding tour. Literature available in various European Languages|
|Booking Contact:||Central Reservations (061-360 788)|
|Average Visit Length:||1 1/2 hours|
Family: €22.00 (2A + 2C)
Family: €25.00 (2A + 6C)
|Audio Visual:||Seating: 104, Duration: 15 minutes Languages: English|
|Shop:||Souvenirs, books & crafts|
|Information Guide:||English, French, German, Italian, Spanish & Polish|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
April - September: 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission 14:00)
October - March: 09:30 - 16:30 (last admission 15:15)
Opening times may be subject to change
King John’s Castle is ideal for educational visits. Worksheets based on the Primary and Junior Cert curriculum are available online at www.shannonheritage.com Explore 800 years of history brough to life in the imaginative historical exhibition, excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines and battlement walks. The sights, scences and sounds of the castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era
Conference & Incentive
King John's Castle is a spectacular venue situated in the heart of Limericks Medieval quarter on King’s Island. The courtyard area is suitable for open air events and concerts/theatrical events. The courtyard can also be transformed with a marquee for more weather dependant events. The auditorium in the visitors centre seats 104 and is ideal for conferences and presentations (subject to availability)
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