Shannon

Explore at King John Castle

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Explore the local history which brings to life the 800 year old history which is situated on ‘King’s Island’ which is the heart of medieval Limerick City. The 13th century castle reopened in 2013. Visit the new visitor centre which is a newly built centre which has a state of the art interpretive activities and various different exhibitions. Relax and sip a coffee while enjoying the perfect view of the Shannon River and the exquisite views around. The latest touch screen technology, discovery drawer and the 3D models are the unique techniques which will help you reconnect to the warfare.

See also : Admire the Bunratty Castle

The sparkling array of computer animations and the projectors projecting ghosts may excite the children making it a fun experience. They also have Activity and Education rooms for the children as well as adults which is so busy all the time with the different tasks which they offer which keep stimulating the curious minds. There are medieval campaign tents, scenes from the 17th century siege and a blacksmith forge which are to be found in the busy courtyard. The atmosphere of the era can be seen recreated by the sights, sounds and scenes of King John’s Castle.

Visiting Hours: 09:30 to 20:00 hours daily.

Address: Nicholas St, Limerick, Ireland

How to reach: It is just a 22 minutes’ drive from Shannon.

Contact: +353 61 360 788"

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