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Address: Nicholas Street | King's Island, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 061-370500
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.

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family day out

well worth a visit and allow plenty of time to enjoy, there is loads to discover, and some lovely view points to take pictures from

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catherina m
Limerick, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

well worth a visit and allow plenty of time to enjoy, there is loads to discover, and some lovely view points to take pictures from

Thank catherina m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tons of history and great exhibits to tell the story of the castle and the town. Great view of the city from the top.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place for all ages, but more so for the ones who will appreciate history. A great museum inside with things to do for the little people if needed. The castle/fortress itself and its long history is fascinating and the medieval tunneling under it still viewable and intact. Some nice recreated atmospheres and great actors to make things a bit... More 

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Delmar, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Limerick, Ireland in September, 2016 and walked from our hotel (Limerick Strand - see separate review of the Hotel) to this very interesting Castle. The admission fee in our opinions was a little steep (12 Euro) and frankly, more then it was worth for what you got. What you get are a lot of displays pertaining to the... More 

Thank Edward2651
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd been admiring the castle from my room at the Limerick Strand Hotel so decided to visit. Paid 12.00 Euro at admission to Grace who was very nice. I found the displays to be excellent w/ lots of interactive ones and videos. I learned a lot about Irish history, the castle & Limerick. Hadn't been expecting such a well done,... More 

Thank Jo_fr_Edmonton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had time to kill and visited King John's castle...not as nearly complete as I had expected. More a Of a ruined castle than a rebuilt one. Many of the displays showed very little details of life in the castle. Somewhat disappointed

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This castle is in the heart of Limerick and tied to almost every piece of Limerick’s medieval history. The tour takes you from the entrance throughout a museum with a series of displays with lots of artefacts and details of the history of the castle. I found the displays instructive and well presented, there are movies, pictures and a lot... More 

Thank Galadrielcfg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no prior knowledge or expectations of this museum before visiting it, looking to fill in an hour or so. We were surprised at how well it was designed, with very attractive, interactive and interesting displays, plus a comprehensive summary of Limerick's unique, indeed fascinating, history. Additionally, the interior display links smoothly with the extensive external remains of the... More 

Thank John M
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this castle and Museum with mu father who is in a wheelchair. The museum and castle were wheelchair friendly, the information in the museum was very informative and the castle had many rooms to visit and was much bigger than expected. We went out of season and it was obvious that more would be going on in school... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this place many times, but only once since the upgrade. The new visual centre is great and really opens up the history of the place. Great place to visit at all times of the year, there are often special events on which are well worth a visit.

Thank AngeldaisyLimerick

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