Welcome to King John’s Castle in the heart of medieval Limerick City. King John’s Castle is located in the heart of Limerick City’s Medieval Quarter. You are invited to step inside Limerick City’s most iconic landmark. Explore the interactive exhibitions, which bring to life over 800 years of local history. Through the use of 21st century technology, 3D models, computer generated animations and much more, travel back in time to an era of soldiers, sagas and sieges on the banks of the roaring River Shannon.
Explore the bustling courtyard and try your hand at a series of medieval games from Archery, Noughts and Crosses,Horseshoe Throwing, Medieval Seasaw, Tug O War and more. Climb the ancient towers for dramatic views over Limerick City. 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.