Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty

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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. PutBunratty 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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  • Not sure why someone would choose this castle (we were on a tour) when there are so many authentic castles in Ireland with fantastic histories. The “castle” was run down when purchased years ago and.....  more
    Not sure why someone would choose this castle (we were on a tour) when there are so many authentic castles in Ireland with fantastic histories. The “castle” was run down when purchased years ago and.....  more »
  • We love to tour the old castles. This was a good one to see. It is also close to a pub so you can have a pint after the tour. 
    We love to tour the old castles. This was a good one to see. It is also close to a pub so you can have a pint after the tour.  more »
  • We stopped for lunch at Durty Nellie's Pub and Bunratty is literally right next door. Since we had already parked in between them, we decided to make an unexpected visit to the castle and folk park... 
    We stopped for lunch at Durty Nellie's Pub and Bunratty is literally right next door. Since we had already parked in between them, we decided to make an unexpected visit to the castle and folk park...  more »
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  • This place is just fantastic! It's unique! Well done to them for such a good job in setting it up and maintaining it! We were enchanted! Not only is it worth a visit but it is a must visit for those traveling to Ireland. Folk Park has houses from different time periods. They are well maintained and the representation of how people lived is perfect. It also has a representation of period shops, etc. But it is not limited to this, at the same time throughout the park there are references to fairies, something for which Ireland has a tradition, and it is a fairy tale. Finally there is the castle which is also fantastic, contains the appropriate decoration and is perfect. I want to say about the ticket that it is really cheap for what the place offers as a whole. A huge bravo!
  • A fabulous place to visit. Brings me back immediately to my childhood in my granny's house. The smells, the decor, the atmosphere feels so real and is always very emotional
  • Nice clean visitors centre with lots of Irish products. Coffee shop was busy as we called at lunchtime. Fantastic car parking facilities Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to do the castle tour. Would definitely recommend a visit but you would need a few hour's to see it all.
  • There is so much detail here between the castle and village. We were entertained for many hours with all the wonderful items, buildings, animals, architecture and landscape. We feel like we could go back many times and still have new experiences.
  • Great day out for a family. Love the fairy trail and play area for smaller kids. The Castle and grounds were very impressive. Would have loved some more info at the cottages and in the village to give the exhibits more context.

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