King John's Castle

  • King John's Castle, Limerick
  • River Shannon, Limerick
  • King Johns Castle Castle, Limerick
  • King Johns Castle, Limerick
  • King John's Castle, Limerick
  • King John's Castle, Limerick

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King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City. Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle. The stunning new exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

This 13th century Castle reopened in June 2013 following a multi million euro investment. Explore the brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. Relax afterwards in the café – the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrifc views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.

21st century touch screen technology, 3D 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. The Education and Activity Room is bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.

In the busy courtyard, you will discover a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmiths forge and scenes from a seventeenth century siege. The sights, scenes and sounds of King John’s Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.

You can book a ticket for this attraction using this online booking system.

Limerick City

King John's Castle,
King’s Island,

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Opening Hours

Opening Times 2016:

January       9.30am to 4.30pm   Last Entry 3.15pm

February     9.30am to 5.00pm    Last Entry 4.00pm

March          9.30am to 5.30pm   Last Entry 4.30pm

April             9.30am to 6.00pm   Last Entry 5.00pm

May              9.30am to 7.30pm   Last Entry 6.30pm

June             9.30am to 7.30pm   Last Entry 6.30pm

July               9.30am to 7.30pm   Last Entry 6.30pm

August          9.30am to 7.30pm   Last Entry 6.30pm

September    9.30am to 7.30pm   Last Entry 6.30 pm

October         9.30am to 6.00pm   Last Entry 5.00pm

November     9.30am to 5.00pm   Last Entry 4.00pm

December     9.30am to 5.00pm   Last Entry 4.00pm

Adult: €8.00Admission:

  • Child: 0-5yrs Free
  • 5-16yrs €4.50
  • Senior: €6.65
  • Family: (2 adults & 2 children) €20.60, (2 adults & up to 6 children) €23.50


  • Reservations not necessary
  • Lower rates available by booking online
  • Book Online