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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  • The Halloween experience was very disappointing. absolutely no effort put in and was basically the normal park with a few spooky decorations. Bar 1 cottage, there was absolutely nothing frightening... 
    The Halloween experience was very disappointing. absolutely no effort put in and was basically the normal park with a few spooky decorations. Bar 1 cottage, there was absolutely nothing frightening...  more »
  • Halloween 2022 Review. I love the castle and folkpark and have happily visited it many time since I were a child, but I will not be going back for a Halloween event. I had heard great stories of.....  more
    Halloween 2022 Review. I love the castle and folkpark and have happily visited it many time since I were a child, but I will not be going back for a Halloween event. I had heard great stories of.....  more »
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  • We loved our time here. The history in the houses and the castle are amazing. We spent hours here and even though it was a very wet day we loved the experience. The staff were very nice and helpful. The place is very big with lots to see. The price for admission was well worth it as you can easily spend the whole day exploring the park and castle. Brilliant we loved it.
  • Great place to visit for all ages. Had food which was nice and not expensive. There is a big playground for the little ones, lots of bathrooms spread around. A few little Shops, and you can go into most of the houses. Lovely family day out. Staff are very friendly too.

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