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King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century) - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

This is a a 13th-century castle located on King's Island in Limerick, Ireland. The Castle was built between 1200 and 1210. It was repaired and extended many times over the following centuries. King John’s Castle remains a most impressive Anglo-Norman fortification. It retains many of the pioneering features which made its construction unique for its day. Its massive gatehouse, battlements and corner towers await exploration!

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Attractions Near King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Fantstown Castle

Fantstown Castle

4.13km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Fantstown Castle is a tower in Limerick. Fantstown Castle is situated nearby to Foley’s Cross Roads, east of Mount Coote. It is a five storey fortified tower house about 56 feet high, and although in ruins, it is in fairly good condition. It is a five storey fortified tower house about 56 feet high, and although in ruins, it is in fairly good condition.

Ballygrennan Castle

Ballygrennan Castle

7.59km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Ballygrennan Castle is a large tower-house set within the remains of a bawn. It consists of a tower house within bawn walls and it is a listed national monument. The castle is described by Westropp as a late 16th-century house, with extensive outbuilding and a court with an outer gate. There are remains of a number of later buildings with chimneys. The tower-house has two square bartizans at opposite corners.

Castle Oliver

Castle Oliver

10.4km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Castle Oliver is nestled between two unspoiled country villages, Ardpatrick and Ballyorgan. It has a ballroom, drawing room, library, morning room, dining room and hall which feature hand-painted ceilings, decorated ornamental corbels, superbly executed stained glass windows and stencil work. Built with Red Sandstone in the Scottish Baronial style, Castle Oliver is a comfortable residence and an elaborate party venue.

Seefin Mountain

Seefin Mountain

10.87km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Seefin is a mountain near the southern border of County Limerick, Ireland. At 528m it is the highest peak and the second most northerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains. An iconic location for a trek and also it offers stunning views too.

Ballyhoura Mountains

Ballyhoura Mountains

11.23km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

The Ballyhoura Mountains are located in south-east County Limerick and north-east County Cork in central Munster, running east and west for about 6 miles on the borders of both counties. The southern part of the hills is largely afforested with conifers, on the northern side there is extensive heathland and blanket bog. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

12.77km from King John's Castle (Est. 15th Century)

Lough Gur is located in the South East of Ireland within the Ballyhoura region. Visitors enjoy the rural unspoilt beauty that is easily accessible 21km’s from Limerick City. The largest stone is Rannach Chruim Duibh and is over 4m high and weighs 40 tonnes. The entrance of the circle is aligned with the rising sun at the Summer Solstice.A short distance to the north-north east of the main stone circle, is a second smaller circle, also constructed of large stones.

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Limerick

Limerick

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County Limerick is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster, and is also part of the Mid-West Region.Limerick city is boisterously urban in contrast and has enough historic and cultural attractions for a day's diversion. About 15km south of the city are the haunting archaeological sites around Lough Gur, while about the same distance southwest of the city is the cute thatched village of Adare.

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