Welcome to King John's Castle, on ‘King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The stunning new exhibition at King John's Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. Explore the brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. Relax afterwards in our café - the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrifc views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river. 21st century touch screen technology, 3 D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. Admission is all year round (closed on Dec 24th, 25th & 26th). From April-Sept, 9:30am-5:30pm, last admission 4.30pm. Oct-March 9:30am-4:30pm, last admission 3:15pm.
For over 800 years this Norman castle has been a strong bastion that has defended the city from marauding invaders for centuries. The only invaders that's invades its walls today, are the thousands of tourists that flock to witness one of the best examples of Norman architecture. Just when you think you've seen everything here at this attraction, you'd be totally wrong. King Johns Castle also stands on the site where once a great Viking settlement stood, truly a great historic site can be found here and all that just adds to the immense value for money that your admission ticket holds. Shannon Heritage are in charge of some of Ireland's biggest historic jewels, and they really care about every single visitor that visits them. They have worked so hard to make sure that your visit is an enjoyable one and that incredibly hard work has too be applauded.