- Tel: 061 360788
- Opening hours: Last admissions 1hr before closing time
- Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10.00am – 4.30pm
- May -September 09.30am – 5.30pm
- March, April, Oct 09.30am – 5.00pm
- Admission: €9.00 adult, €5.25 child €20.60family.
- Distance from Hotel: 39.2 km/34mins
King John’s Castle is situated on 'King’s Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City. A brand new visitor experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle. The stunning new exhibition at King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history.
This 13th century Castle reopened in June 2013 following a multi million euro investment. Explore the brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. Relax afterwards in the café – the perfect place to unwind while enjoying terrifc views onto the castle courtyard and the Shannon river.
21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare. Children will love the dazzling array of computer generated animations and ghostly projections as they travel back through time. The Education and Activity Room is bustling with tasks to stimulate curious minds.
Charleville, Co. Cork:
The town of Charleville is delighted to be a part of The Munster Vales and The Ballyhoura Region.
The gorgeous mountain ranges of The Munster Vales provide a mix of soft outdoor recreational activities (walking, cycling and angling) historic, coastal and rural towns and villages, and numerous heritage and cultural attractions of scale and significance. The area boasts a year-round hospitality offering including a number of established festival and events, many of which celebrate the rich heritage and traditional culture of these mountain areas. Major tourism attractions in the Munster Vales area include, Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park, Glen of Aherlow, Lough Gur & Lismore to name but a few!
“Rejuvenate yourself in Ireland’s richest fertile vales, where your reward will be the treasures you will find from arresting views at the majestic Rock of Cashel, to the ancient university town of Lismore. The stunning landscape in the farming heartland of Ireland will take your breath away from the depths of the valleys to the tops of the mountains.