King John's Castle, Limerick

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Walk to the west bank of the Shannon River to see King John's Castle in its full glory. The imposing castle, built in the 13th century by King John of England, stands on the site of an old Viking fortification. Inside its walls you can see medieval weapons and Viking artifacts, along with multimedia exhibits designed to make the rich history of this location accessible to visitors of all ages. The castle's courtyard contains scenes from a 17th century siege, including a campaign tent and a blacksmith's forge. Take advantage of online ticket rates by booking your visit well in advance. To visit King John's Castle and get the most from your holiday in Limerick, create itinerary details personal to you using our Limerick trip site.
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  • Run the other way. Not worth your time or money. Castle needs a new curator because this place is a mess. The exhibits are not maintained at all. So disappointed. No other words. 
    Run the other way. Not worth your time or money. Castle needs a new curator because this place is a mess. The exhibits are not maintained at all. So disappointed. No other words.  more »
  • There once was a mighty king John, Built a castle and then he was gone. He was Limerick's best, And was never a pest, But these days he could catch Omicron. =) 
    There once was a mighty king John, Built a castle and then he was gone. He was Limerick's best, And was never a pest, But these days he could catch Omicron. =)  more »
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  • This mural is on a house beside king John's castle.
  • Great place to visit. The animation team are fantastic. The visitor panels give an in depth look at Limerick through the years. The views from the castle walls is well worth the climb. Highly recommend King John's Castle. Good facilities and very friendly staff.

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