King Johns Castle

Stroll along the heritage trail Limerick Medieval Heritage Precinct and explore the various landmarks in this historic district. You will find a most impressive Anglo-Norman fortification: the 800-year-old King John’s Castle. It was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many times in the following centuries. The castle boasts loads of medieval artefacts and reconstructions to help you understand what life was like in the 13th century. King John’s Castle will boast a brand new visitor centre in 2013, allowing you to fully explore the castle with interactive technology. Adjacent to King John’s Castle, the Bishop’s Palace is the restored home of former Protestant Bishops of Limerick.