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King John's Castle

King John's Castle Review

First built by the Normans in the early 1200s, King John's Castle still bears traces on its north side of a 1691 bombardment. If you climb the drum towers (the oldest section), you'll have a good view of the town and the Shannon. Inside, a 22-minute audiovisual show illustrates the history of Limerick and Ireland; an archaeology center has three excavated, pre-Norman houses; and two exhibition centers display scale models of Limerick from its founding in AD 922.

    Contact Information

  • Address: King's Island, Limerick City, Co. Limerick
  • Phone: 061/360–788
  • Cost: €9
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Feb., daily 10–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Limerick City
Updated: 04-10-2013

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