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King John’s Castle

is a 13th-century castle located on King’s Island in Limerick, Ireland, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. One of the best-preserved Norman castles in Europe, the walls, towers and fortifications remain today and are visitor attractions a truly magnificent sight.

Important Information

Opening hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Prices: Adult €8.00 / Child: 0-5yrs Free / 5-16yrs: €4.50 / Senior: €6.65

Reservations not necessary and you can book online

Pay Car Park

Distance to Dublin Airport: 2h23 – 206 km

Distance to Shannon Airport: 25 min – 25 km

Travel by bus: Take bus Eireann

Departure: Dublin Airport – Arrival: Limerick Adult: €13,30 / Student: €12,35 / Child: €7,60

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Katie Daly’s Heritage Pub and Kitchen, 12 Castle Street the Parade, Limerick
  • Jack Mondays Coffee House, Thomond Bridge House, Thomondgate, Limerick
  • The Locke Bar, 3 George’s Quay, Limerick

Kilmallock medieval tours

Co.Limerick is set in the very heart of the Munster vales, in the lush green landscape of Ballyhoura. It is considered to be Ireland’s best preserved medieval town. Once the capital of the powerful Earldom of Desmond, as the Earls expanded their power over two centuries to dominate Munster, it rose to become one of the most strategically important and wealthy towns in Ireland.

Important Information

Car park and Public toilets available.

Opening hours Monday-Thursday 11am to 5pm / Thursday-Sunday 9am to 6pm

Closed for lunch 12.00-12.30 and closed Christmas day, St Stephens day, New Year day

Prices: Adult €10 / Children (under 12yrs) Free / Senior €5 / Student €5

Guided tours, Medieval town, monuments, stories, walking.

Distance from Dublin Airport: 2h40 – 242 km

Distance from Shannon Airport: 47 min – 63 km

Travel by bus: Take bus Eireann Route 329

Departure: Limerick Bus station – Arrival: Kilmallock

Adult €11.40 / Student €9.02 / Child €6.65

Restaurants around 5 kilometers

Lough Gur

is a splendid lake in County Limerick between the towns of Herbertstown and Bruff. The lake forms a horseshoe shape at the base of Knockadoon Hill and some rugged elevated countryside. It is also one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. In the North of the lake is a visitor Center, with a small museum, it is also an opportunity to do some water sports on site. Be careful, the area is quite busy, especially on Sundays.

Important Information

Opening times: March 1st to October 30th – Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
October 31st to February 28th – Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

Tickets to the exhibition: Child €3, Adult €5, Family €15, Senior and Student €4
There is no fee to walk the grounds outside of the Heritage Centre.

Car Park: Free car parking available by the lake front

The heritage centre is fully wheelchair accessible.

Distance to Dublin Airport: 2h30 – 219 km
Distance to Shannon Airport: 50 min – 45 km

Travel by bus: Take the route 329 Bus Eireann

Departure: Limerick Bus Station – Arrival: The stop Grange
The price is €24,70.

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • The Bakehouse Restaurant
  • Clancys Bar & Restaurant
  •  Glynns Traditional Fish & Chips

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Discover the era of transatlantic passenger flights, the invention of Irish Coffee, and the maritime history of the majestic River Shannon. Explore Foynes’ role in early passenger flights across the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary flying boats that came and went went carrying celebrities, royalty, rich and famous and desperate refugees alike.

Important Information

Open 7 days a week Mid-March to Mid-November
March 21st to Mid-November (9.30am-5:00pm)
June to September (9.30am-6:00pm)

Adults: €11.00 / Seniors-Students: €9.00 / Children under 14: €6.00 / Children under 5: FREE / Family Ticket: €28.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
SPECIAL OFFER: Enjoy a Glass of Irish Coffee for €6 or at a discounted rate of €5 when you purchase Your Admission Ticket Online.

Distance to Dublin Airport: 2h43 – 244km

Distance to Shannon Airport: 49 min – 57.4 km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers

  • Shannon House, Foynes – 0,1 miles from Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Hanlon’s Restaurant, Main Street Foynes Inn – 0,2 miles from Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • The Old Stand Bar & Restaurant, Main Street – 4,2 km from Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Phone: 087 3333 828



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