Exhibition: Contemporary at King John’s Castle

Monday 27th June - Wednesday 31st August
  • Contemporary exhibition at King Johns Castle (Pic Keith Wiseman)

Three sculptors, working in steel, metal, and discarded tools, have forged contemporary artworks that contrast with the historic venue of King John's Castle.

The Mayor of the City and County Council of Limerick has invited three Limerick associated artists to exhibit their work in King John’s Castle.

As part of the Council’s landmark taking over of the operations of King John’s Castle earlier this year, Limerick City and County Council is exploring the many ways this wonderful venue and tourist attraction can be used.

As part of this the Arts Office of the Council in conjunction with the Mayor chose three artists to exhibit their work. These three sculptors, working in steel, metal, and discarded tools, have forged these contemporary artworks that contrast with this historic venue. The sculptors work in a similar fashion to the blacksmiths that would have forged tools and weapons in the workshop in the castle.

The artists Sahaja Budzilla, Eric O’ Neill and Maighread Tobin will have their work exhibited until 31 August 2022 in the upstairs foyer of the Castle.


  • Artist Maighread Tobin
    Lily, stainless steel and limestone
  • Artist Sahaja Budzilla
    Mosher Smash Dagga, discarded tools and metal
    Ritual Staffs, discarded tools and metal
  • Artist Eric O’Neill
    Obedience, forged steel and copper, finished with wax
    Deviating From Linear Thought, forged steel, finished with wax

Opening times: 9.30am-6pm (last entrance to castle at 5pm)

Free entry to the exhibition via the café entrance.

Limerick City
King John's Castle
King’s Island, Limerick