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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.

School Tours at Craggaunowen

Can you imagine what life was like for people in the Bronze Age? At Craggaunowen your class will experience the resilience and fortitude of early Bronze Age settlers. Students are transported through time to see how Irish people lived in this unique setting.

Witness the inner workings of a 16th Century Castle from the perspective of a servant and discover the secrets of a ring fort and Crannog as a chieftain. Observe rare and interesting animal breeds such as the ancient soay sheep - specimens of the pre-historic era.

Packages available

  • Standard Entry - €6 – Self Guided Tour – duration 1.5 hours
  • Guided Tour - €10 – Costumed Guide – duration 1.5 hours
  • Self-Guided Tour plus activity - €11 or €16 – duration 3 hours

Traditional activities*
  • Guided Treasure Trail
  • Daubing
  • Weaving
  • Pottery Workshop
  • Warrior Face Painting