King John's Castle

King John's Castle situated on the banks of the River Shannon is a perfect example of medieval grandeur and a well visited Limerick Attraction.

Visitor Experience

Experience Limerick's history as never before - The recent development of King John’s Castle is designed to deliver a modern visitor experience with a dramatic history and over 800 years of stories within its walls, which will be all brought to life in a stunning new exhibition. Touch-screen technology will connect visitors to tales of siege and warfare. A dazzling array of CGI animations and ghostly projections will be part of the experience. Visitors will be able to try on historic costumes - eighteenth-century dresses or chainmail tunics. 3D models, discovery drawers and audiovisuals will help the visitor to delve into the Castle’s history. The busy Castle courtyard will house a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmith’s forge and scenes from a seventeenth-century siege. Costumed guides will reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life. 

For more details visit www.shannonheritage.com  

King John's Castle – one of Limerick’s most loved and visited attractions

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