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Shannon Heritage School Tours

School Tours at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle and Craggaunowen have always been a great day out for students and teachers alike. Our tours offer a unique and fun educational experience allowing students to immerse themselves in the era relevant to each site.

School Tours at King John’s Castle Limerick

King John’s Castle in the heart of Medieval Limerick allows your students to experience 800 years of history all brought to life in our stunning exhibition. 21st Century touch-screen technology and 3D Models will connect students to tales of Siege and Warfare. Interact with our costumed guides who will tell you secrets and scandals of Castle life.

Meet with the Blacksmith, Moneyer, Norman Soldier and Siege Women of the time. We have teamed up with GetWest at both sites to tailor activities such as kayaking, zorbing, 30ft climbing wall and archery.

King Johns Castle - €6.00

21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawers are among the exciting techniques that will connect you to tales of siege and warfare at the iconic King Johns Castle. Meet our constumed characters as they recall tales of bygone years, explore the towers, castle courtyard and more. FIND OUT MORE.

School Tours at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Step back in time and discover Ireland’s rich and fascinating past. Our newly revamped School Tour programme at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park allows students to sample 19th Century Ireland and participate in a series of fun and engaging workshops in addition to their general visit.

Activities include orienteering, bow & arrow making, Archery, 19th Century baking, Fairy Village workshops & animal husbandry. Students can also avail of our designated picnic area for school tours and enjoy the new playground with Viking head playship, zip wire and an array of swings and slides.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park - €6.50

Enjoy a guided tour of the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes, scents of old Irish life, explore our fairy village, viking playground, meet the animals and more. FIND OUT MORE.

NEW FOR 2018 – School Tour Festival

This year Shannon Heritage will be holding a week long School Tour Festival in three of our best loved attractions in May 2018 .

During these periods schools will experience a guided tour at their chosen site followed by the Exploration Dome experience and 2 activities. Students can chose from Animal Husbandry, Hoverball Archery, Foot Golf and Foot Darts.


Bunratty Castle & Folk Park: Mon 7th to Fri 11th May
King Johns Castle: Mon 14th to Fri 18th May

tel: 061 360788