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Address: Bunratty, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This...

unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

Bunratty Castle

Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times.

Bunratty Folk Park

Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! meet the village characters, sample some freshly baked bread by our resident Bean an Ti's (woman of the house) and for little visitors explore of quaint fairy village and pirate adventure playground

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Surprised I liked It So Much!

We visited the castle on our way home from a stay in Limerick, I didn't have any expectations of the castle and was just killing time. I was very surprised I enjoyed it so much... read more

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the castle on our way home from a stay in Limerick, I didn't have any expectations of the castle and was just killing time. I was very surprised I enjoyed it so much, it's not just a castle, they offer you a full day of fun and a chance to look at the way Irish people lived in... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The job done to restore and refurbish this castle is amazing! Bunratty belongs on the short list of must-see castles in Ireland. But, wait! There’s more! The folk park is essentially a recreation of medieval village, which is most impressive in its own right. Spending half of a day here is definitely time well spent.

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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by here on a recommendation from a friend and was greatly impressed. The attraction not only contains a castle which contains several levels of ancient items to see but also gives you access to several buildings that were built and now restored back to how they appeared in the 1700's & 1800's. A great look into Irish history and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed returning to the castle. I once was employed with Shannon Heritage. KJC. The attraction has changed and has been renovated in recent years. The folk park is always the best part of the tour. Love the thatched cottages. Good it's still going well. Always worth a look.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our several hours at Bunratty Castle, exploring the castle itself, walking the grounds, hearing of the history from various employees dressed in historical garb who seemed to love their jobs and were so willing to share and answer questions. We even watched scones baking by a fire and were invited to share by tasting some samples. When we... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We entered Bunratty castle entry to the small recreated village. It was fun and informative going into each hut and learning about the daily lives lived by the townspeople during this time. We had a great time there. when you go into the castle the walls are plastered like they would have been. The thrown room is decorated and you... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sorry, but in my experience it doesn't hold a candle to similar ventures in northern England and Scotland. Would be better if less folksy and better maintained. There were still interesting things to see, though, and it's probably great for families with small children.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I absolutely love Bunratty Castle and as a child, I insisted on visiting every year when back in Ireland visiting family. Now I will take any visitors or recommend it! Great day out for kids. Best in the summer in sunshine but great regardless!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to experience history and life in the Middle Ages. The castle is restored and furnished with hundreds of pieces of antique furniture some dating back to the times of Christopher Columbus. There are ancient. Tapestries. The guides bring it all to life with their stories; make sure you wait for a guided tour. The stairs... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park gives you an insight into medieval Ireland with the Castle dating back to the 1400's. The Castle showcases fine paintings, tapestries and approximately 450 pieces of antique furniture and artifacts from the medieval period. The dining room wooden table was salvaged during the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Within the Castle surroundings there... More 

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