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King Johns Castle reopens offering medieval outdoor games 



King Johns Castle Reopens – The historic site will be holding a range of medieval-themed suitable for both children and adults

King Johns Castle reopens offering medieval outdoor games 

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe 

King Johns Castle has announced the opening of new outdoor games at the infamous historic site. However, there is a twist, all the new outdoor games will have a medieval element to them.   





The games will commence with the reopening of King Johns Castle on Thursday, May 20. 

King Johns Castle Reopens

Inside Caption, visitors of the castle will be given the opportunity to abseil down its historic walls

All gaming events will take place in King Johns medieval courtyard. There’s something on offer for everyone to enjoy the new games including a medieval seesaw, medieval noughts and crosses, medieval archery, horseshoe throwing, Tug O War, hopscotch, Quoits (Ring Tossing) and medieval storytelling. The games are similar to those that existed during medieval times.  

All games are suitable for adults and children over ten years, making it the perfect family event. Friendly castle characters dressed in mediaeval attire will also be on hand to assist.   

There is also something on offer for those who aren’t faint of heart, visitors of the Castle will have the option to abseil down the walls of King Johns Castle. This will give people the chance to take in breathtaking views of Limerick City in all of its glory.  

King Johns Castle will open four days a week from Thursday, May 20, moving onto seven days a week from Monday, May 31.  


Speaking on the reopening of the Castle, Vanessa McTigue of Shannon Heritage said, “We are delighted to reopen King John’s Castle to the public. After what has been a really difficult period, it is wonderful to be able to open our doors to the public once again. In doing so we wanted to enhance our offering, at no extra cost to our customers, and we are delighted to launch our new medieval courtyard games handcrafted by our own team.  We have a full programme of Covid-19 safety measures in place throughout the Castle and courtyard so our visitors can concentrate on enjoying the experience and making memories to treasure.” 

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