King John's Castle
King John's Castle
4.5
09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
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Niamh M
3 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Perfect day out in Limerick city I went with my friends weather was fabulous fun games outdoor and indoor for the kids back again
Written 28 May 2023
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,402 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Nice visit, good facilities. A blower alone will do wonders with the interiors. Once in a while, cleaning of the pigeons waste all over the exhibits displays takes away from wanting to stay longer discovering around.
Written 22 May 2023
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Aoife M
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Everywhere else was packed and we found this absolute gem! The brunch was tasty and cooked well. I liked the homemade juice and bagel
Written 21 May 2023
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Ron
London, UK16 contributions
May 2023
Really well considered experience for the visitor
Totally enjoyed it!
Great interactive presentations a very authentic
Written 7 May 2023
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Pam M
Epping, UK34 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Learned more about the history of Ireland in this trip than elsewhere. Informative, well laid out, interactive, family friendly. Good exhibitions. Lots to touch, see, listen and explore. Very well preserved. Great to explore the castle top positions for views over Limerick. Games in the Courtyard. Highly recommend.
Written 25 April 2023
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,256 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Definitely the touristic highlight when in Limerick, but visit also the surroundings, especially on the banks of the river Shannon.
Written 15 April 2023
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44dave56
Placitas, NM2,240 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Obviously a historical facility dating back to 1210 and well preserved and the history is very well documented.

Wish more of the Castle was available to be toured.
Written 7 April 2023
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Judith S
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Lovely museum, very interactive and absolutely worth the 13 Euros. Learned loads about the history of Limerick and Ireland.
Written 7 April 2023
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ann c
6 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a castle that is not "restored" but rather kept up for historical and educational purposes. The displays and presentations are self-paced and very interesting and educational. I learned a lot about the history of Ireland in about 1.5 hours. This is not a "glamour" castle or one to romanticize about with fancy stuff. The cathedral next door is interesting as well, especially in light of the wars and lives lost over the centuries. Little kids would be bored.
Written 20 March 2023
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HappyHammer69
Port Macquarie, Australia929 contributions
Jan 2023
Not much left of this castle except the exterior wall and towers and as we were there out of season none of the activities were happening inside. Good view of the town and the river from the battlements on top of the tower.
Written 21 February 2023
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  • Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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