Token type: Kings John’s Castle
Category: Days Out
Suitable for: Adult/Child
Product code: R5062
Experience 800 years of history brought to life through animation and interactive effects.
King John’s Castle is a fortified 13th century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick. The castle overlooking the river Shannon, opens an exciting window on the lives and stories of the people through political upheaval, war and famine. Archaeological excavations open to the public roll back the mists of time to pre-Norman houses which predate the castle by 100 years, as well as siege mines, garrison and soldiers quarters and sallyport all found under the level of the present courtyard. The castle itself features an imaginative exhibition spanning the castle’s history.
King John’s Castle is a visitor attraction of international standard, in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval District on King’s Island.
Features of the visit include:
• Imaginative historical exhibition.
• Multi Vision Show.
• Excavated pre Norman houses, fortifications and siege mines.
• Battlement Walks.
• Reconstruction of medieval courtyard
• Panoramic Views of Limerick City, the River Shannon countryside
• King John’s mint where visitors can collect a replica of an original coin
As part of the exhibition, the unique work of artist Fergus Costello is being showcased. He has carved, from solid blocks of wood; a series of six life sized characters associated with the history of the castle. The exterior of the castle and its forecourt area has also been redesigned. The front and back of the exhibition centre is draped with heraldic banners depicting scenes and characters from medieval times including the Castle’s namesake King John.
Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec:10.00-16.30 Last Admission 15.30
Mar, April & Oct 09.30-17.00. Last Admission 16.00
May-Sept: 09.30-17.30. Last Admission 16.30
Closed Good Friday, Dec 24th, 25th and 26th.
Opening times subject to change.
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