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Limerick Strand Hotel

Limerick Strand Hotel

Ennis Road, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
6 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (872 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Arthur's Quay Park and The Treaty Stone. King John's Castle and St. ...

£83

£83
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

1 Pery Square, Georgian Quarter, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Located in Limerick City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Limerick City Gallery of Art, St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. The Treaty ...

£106

£106
Clayton Hotel Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 48 minutes ago
8 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (419 reviews)

Located in Limerick City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Frank McCourt Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral and The Treaty Stone. King John's Castle is ...

£75

£75
Absolute Hotel Limerick

Absolute Hotel Limerick

Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.6 out of 5 (924 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of King John's Castle and Hunt Museum. Thomond Park and Bunratty Castle ...

£72

£72
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Limerick

Ennis Road, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (456 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Gaelic Grounds and LIT Millennium Theatre. Angela's Ashes Walking Tour ...

£52

£52
The George Limerick Hotel

The George Limerick Hotel

O'Connell Street, Limerick
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 48 minutes ago
4 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (776 reviews)

Located in Limerick City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral. King John's Castle and The Treaty Stone ...

£56

£56
Castletroy Park Hotel

Castletroy Park Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
4.3 out of 5 (417 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 miles (5 km) of St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle. ...

£71

£71
Maldron Hotel Limerick

Maldron Hotel Limerick

Southern Ring Road, Limerick
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
9 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (776 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roxboro Shopping Centre, People's Park and Limerick City Gallery of Art. St. Mary's Cathedral and ...

£61

£61
The Pier Hotel

The Pier Hotel

Sarsfield Street, Limerick
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
2 others viewing this property now
3.7 out of 5 (352 reviews)

Located in Limerick City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arthur's Quay Park, The Treaty Stone and St. Mary's Cathedral. King John's Castle is ...

£41

£41
Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport

Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport

Shannon, Country Clare, Shannon
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
3.9 out of 5 (1,137 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Shannon Golf Club and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Skycourt Shopping Centre. Bunratty Castle ...

£52

£52

Pocket Guide: King John's Castle King John's Castle Hotels

One of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, King John’s Castle stands as a fascinating and impressive monument to the turbulent history of Ireland in general, and Limerick in particular.

The castle stands on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick city. The castle was completed in 1210 and bears the name of its Anglo-Norman founder, King John, Lord of Ireland and brother of Richard the Lionheart. King John ordered the castle built in order to protect Limerick from Gaelic kingdoms to the west and from rebellion by Norman lords to the east and south.

As trade flourished, Limerick prospered. The city’s fortunes changed, however, when the castle was occupied by Protestants fleeing the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The castle and city came under siege by an Irish Confederate force that undermined the castle walls and caused major structural damage.

Today, King John’s Castle is an imposing sight, and sure to fire the imagination of anyone with an interest in history. After a multimillion euro investment, it reopened in June 2013 with a host of attractions that bring 800 years of history vividly to life.

At the brand new Visitors’ Centre you can reach out and connect with the past through a wide range of multimedia exhibits that use touchscreen technology, computer-generated animations and ghostly projections to recreate bygone eras.

The bustling courtyard is filled with evocative sights and sounds: a medieval campaign tent, a blacksmith’s forge, re-enactments of scenes from the Great Siege and costumed guides who reveal the secrets and scandals of castle life.

King John’s Castle is a magnificent fortress at the heart of a magnificent city, a place where you can take a trip into the past you won’t soon forget.