Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty

Offering visitors a chance to attend a genuine medieval banquet, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park hosts four-course dinners accompanied by traditional harp, pipe, and fiddle music. Located on the site of an old Viking settlement, the hulking castle houses a vast collection of medieval furniture and art, which you can explore on your own or as part of a guided tour. The adjoining folk park boasts over 30 reconstructed buildings, including a forge, pub, post office, and blacksmith's shop. As you stroll through this replica of a 19th century Irish village, look for costumed actors demonstrating traditional jobs and crafts. Book your banquet reservations well in advance, and leapfrog the lines by buying your park tickets online. Put Bunratty Castle & Folk Park into our Bunratty planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is an excellent tourist attraction, the castle is amazing and the grounds are lovely would highly recommend a visit  more »
  • It is a large and beautiful castle that makes you remember the Middle Ages. It is located in the town of Limerick, a town that does not have a good reputation, but where we have not had any problems. To enjoy it
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  • Visit to the Castle and Folk Park was very enjoyable. Family friendly with activities for children also. Had the Medieval dinner at the castle and it was great. Entertainment was enjoyable and meal wa...  more »
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  • Bunratty Castle was a very nice attraction. I can see the reason it's said that this is the most authentic castle in Ireland. It's really more like a little village. The castle is great to explore, but get there early so you don't have to wait in line too long to go up and down the stairs inside the castle. Make sure you make it to the library at the top. The ceiling is amazing.
  • We were not aware of just how expansive this site was until we started exploring. The castle is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of buildings and gardens to explore and enjoy. The staff of the castle were very informative with the history of the castle and the various furnishings within. I'm glad we chose this as our first stop out of the airport. We ended up spending nearly 3 hours here.
  • Fun living history park. Spent all day and was entertained throughout. The employees are the best part of the whole experience, they are brimming with information about the buildings and have entertaining stories about the the time periods. Went to the dinner in the castle too, it was worth every penny.
  • A lot bigger than I expected. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Pack a rain jacket, and allow plenty of time to get around the park and enjoy all of its nooks and crannies. The castle by itself is amazing. The rest of the park is every bit amazing too. Enjoyed the village street. Bought lots of sweets in the old sweet shop. Had fun feeding the pigs.
  • The young man giving us the history of the castle was amazing with his knowledge. The park was a lovely and the fairy trail was great for children. A great day out was had by all in our group. Only problem was not enough staff in the tea room but the wait was not too long.
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