Fodor's Expert Review King John's Castle

Limerick City Castle/Palace/Chateau

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 city 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.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Family

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King's Island
Limerick City, Co. Limerick  Ireland

061-360–788

www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle

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