King John's Castle

King John’s Castle is a 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City.  The Castle overlooks the majestic river Shannon.  Discover history at its best, magnificent views and life in Norman times.  Explore 800 years of history brought to life in the imaginative historical exhibition , excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines, and the battlement walks. King John, as “Lord of Ireland” minted his own coins and the Royal moneyer would have struck the coins in the Castle mint. Today you can receive your own special coin as a souvenir of your visit to the Castle.


Kings Island
Nicholas Street

Contact: Marie Brennan
Phone: 353 61 711289/360788

Click   here  to see a map showing King John's Castle

Opening Hours

Monday: 09.30 - 17.30
Tuesday: 09.30 - 17.30
Wednesday: 09.30 - 17.30
Thursday: 09.30 - 17.30
Friday: 09.30 - 17.30
Saturday: 09.30 - 17.30
Sunday: 09.30 - 17.30

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