A New Chapter for Limerick’s King John’s Castle


A new chapter has begun in the long history of King John’s Castle in Limerick City with the transfer of ownership to Limerick City and County Council.

All business operations and staff have transferred from Shannon Heritage to Discover Limerick, a wholly owned subsidiary of Limerick City and County Council.

Discover Limerick was designed and established specifically to operate and develop key tourism attractions in Limerick that will strengthen Limerick as a destination and attract increased visitor numbers.

The castle had been in the ownership of the Shannon Group, which will now concentrate on its operations at Shannon Airport and its property portfolio designed to assist economic development and inward investment into the region.