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Primary School Tours with Shannon Heritage

Each visitors experience offers a unique and fun day out which is also educational and curriculum enhancing.

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 of the Castle Tour - €6.50 per student

A self- guided tour that encompasses all elements of the castle, courtyard and exhibition

Join the Jester Tour - €10 per student

Let one of our colourful castle characters take you and your class on an interactive toru throughout the castle, courtyard and exhibition.

School Tours at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

From the turbulent history within the castle walls to the charming window into an Ireland of old, experience the sights, sounds and smells, meet the characters and visit the animals of this enchanting folk park setting.

The Bunratty Explorer - €7 per child

A self-guided tour that encompasses all elements of the folk park. Highlights include:
  • 15th Century Castle
  • Meet the village characters
  • Interactive Fairy Trail Experience
  • Pa’s Pet Farm
  • Baking and Craft demonstrations
  • Native Irish Animals
  • Viking Playground
  • Regency Walled Gardens
  • Woodland Walks and Nature Trails

Engage and Explore Tour - €11 per child

Guided tour of the castle and self-guided tour of folk park plus 1 activity of your choice.
  • Animal Husbandry and Conservation
  • Bugs Bees and Biodiversity
  • Medieval Music Workshop with the world famous Bunratty Entertainers

Craggaunowen – Bronze Age Park

Explore engage and discover at Ireland’s original award winning pre-historic park. Learn the roots of the people, animas and artefacts of our Celtic ancestors over 1000 years ago. Cross the threshold onto our famous crannog and see, smell and experience life on this unique homestead. A true living history experience.

Wandering Warriors Tour - €6.50 per student

A tour through the complex including castle, crannóg , ringfort and Brendan Boat.

Living History Experience - €12 per student

Guided Tour of complex plus 2 of the following activities of your choice.

  • Wattle and daub
  • Spinning and weaving
  • Warrior face paint
  • Tribal drumming*
  • Pottery Making*
  • Bronze Age Archery*

*€16 for these activities

Cragguanowen in Schools €20 per student

A new programme designed around the SESE curriculum including a half day workshop in your classroom by one of our costumed guides followed by a visit to the Craggaunowen Living Past Experience .