King John’s Castle

Located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter, King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history, making it one of Limerick’s most iconic landmarks. It was just recently named among the top 10 of all Irish attractions in 2022. Within the castle walls one can discover the stories of ruthless King John, the noble knights, and rebellious natives.

There is a spacious outdoor courtyard where you’ll get a sense of the bustling activity that took place many years ago, and live out all your medieval fantasies. With characters dressed in medieval wear, it is easy to interact with the environment and feel as though you are a part of life back then. Additionally, during the summer months visitors are encourage to test their skills and take part in the games that take place in the courtyard. These activities were introduced in the summer of 2021, and proved to be of great fun and success.

The Visitors center is abundant with information and state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting aspects that will connect visitors to the tales of siege and warfare that took place over the years.

Apart from the castle itself, the likes of famous Irish artists, such as Van Morrison and Gavin James have taken the stage in the castle. Concerts and markets take place throughout the year.

View their website to find more information on the castle, https://kingjohnscastle.ie/.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Oleksandr Protsenko
    a month ago
    King John's Castle is an ancient massive structure, a fortress with a very rich history, built in...
  • Tyler Bennett
    a month ago
    Unique castle with plenty of history. Being able to see under the wall and even walk through the...
  • Jay H
    3 weeks ago
    Nice tour with good historical information. It's not the biggest or the bast castle tour in Ireland,...
  • John Hoyne
    3 weeks ago
    The museum part is very well laid out, with lots of interesting information and display models. King...
  • Troy Windhorst
    3 weeks ago
    WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT: 1. It’s both a museum and a hands-on archeological site that you are free to...

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