Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

  • Bunratty Castle

At Ireland’s premier visitor attraction you are invited to explore two wonderful experiences – the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

Bunratty Castle

The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies.

Graciously restored in the 1960's and furnished by Lord Gort's magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle. 

Folk Park

Prepare to experience village life in 19th century Ireland!

Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting.

The village houses and shops in the Folk Park have been chosen from many different areas, to form a collection of typical 19th century urban Irish buildings including the School, Doctor’s house, Pawnbrokers, Pub, Drapery, Printworks, Grocery, Hardware shop, Pottery and a Post Office.

The Folk Park also features a beautiful walled garden surrounding Bunratty House, a mystical fairy trail, a fun-filled viking playground and an array of farm animals from donkeys, sheep, deer, goats, ducks, and cows!

Medieval Banquet

Over 3 million people have experienced this unique medieval banquet since it's inception. Enjoy a four course meal in this historic castle and be entertained by the world famous Bunratty Castle Singers. Enjoy music, song and dance while you dine in the Great Hall of Bunratty Castle. 

Limerick City

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty (10 mins from Limerick City)

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