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King Johns Castle

King John’s Castle located in the heart of medieval Limerick City is just a stones throw from the Limerick Strand Hotel. Many bedrooms from the hotel enjoy stunning views of King John’s Castle which brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.

This 13th century Castle reopened in 2013, following a multi million euro investment. Explore the brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 

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. 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.