St. John’s Castle
The Pier Hotel – St. John’s Castle Limerick
King John’s Castle is situated in the heart of medieval Limerick City.The Castle, situated on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City, overlooks the majestic river Shannon and was built between 1200 and 1210. 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.
It has since been repaired and extended many times and now houses an interpretative center containing an imaginative historical exhibition, telling the story of the Castle. Archaeological excavations have revealed pre-Norman settlements and evidence from the traumatic siege of 1642. The sights, scenes and sounds of the Castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era. The Pier Hotel is located 10 min walk form St John’s Castle. At the check is please ask for one of our Superior Rooms overlooking Shannon River & St John’s Castle.
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 .
King John’s Castle,
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
- 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