King John’s Castle


This castle, on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick City, overlooks the majestic River Shannon and offers wonderful views of this sporting City.

You can 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, even minted his own coins in the castle mint. Today you can receive your own special coin as a souvenir of your visit to the castle. The sights, scenes and sounds of the castle and its environs all combine to recreate the atmosphere of the era.