St Johns Castle , Limerick
Limerick may not be on the itineraries of many Ireland tours but the castle in the city is interesting and a hidden gem worth looking at.
St Johns Castle was built between 1200 and 1210 and was repaired and extended many time in the following centuries.
The visitors centre at the Castle contains an imaginative historical exhibition which tells the story of the Castle.
Archaeological excavations have revealed Pre-Norman settlements and evidence from the traumatic siege of 1642.
The courtyard and castle display some of the trades and traditions of the 16th century with the aid of costumed characters.
The castle offers panoramic views of Limerick city and the surrounding countryside.
When in Limerick on tours of Ireland and with an interest in castles then this would be a must see attraction.