We are delighted and beyond grateful that King John’s Castle has once again opened its gates to Down Syndrome Limerick and the Tour de Munster to welcome them to their iconic courtyard on the banks of the River Shannon in the fabulous Treaty city. The cyclists and Tour de Munster team will arrive to King John’s Castle on August 5th to a warm welcome by members of Down Syndrome Limerick and some of our event sponsors.
About King Johns Castle
King John’s Castle, part of Shannon Heritage, is located at the heart of Limerick’s medieval quarter! Once inside the iconic landmark, visitors can discover the stories of ruthless King John, the noble knights, and rebellious natives. King John’s Castle brings to life over 800 years of dramatic local history. There is a visitor centre on site with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions. 21st century touch screen technology, 3D models and discovery drawer are among the exciting techniques that can connect visitors to tales of siege and warfare.
About Tour de Munster
The Tour de Munster, now in its 21st year, is an iconic event. Four days, 600km, 6 counties and 150 cyclists! An epic cycle for a great cause. With Sean Kelly, the King of cycling, among the cyclists, he will certainly feel at home in King John’s Castle.
Ellen Tuffy, Chairperson of Down Syndrome Limerick says,
“The Tour de Munster is not only an important fundraiser for us at Down Syndrome Limerick, but it is a magical event that allows us to celebrate people with Down syndrome, to celebrate the work and efforts of the charity in helping people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential and to celebrate the commitment and investment of the Tour de Munster participants in helping us to do this. To have the support of King John’s Castle is important to us. It was a really special moment for us last year when the cyclists arrived to the Castle, met with our members, as well as witness the magic of what Limerick has to offer. We want to thank Daire and the team at King John’s for having us back again this year.”
To find out more about King John’s Castle go to www.kingjohnscastle.com
To support the Tour de Munster and Down Syndrome Limerick donate at www.idonate.ie/TdeM21