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Dunguaire Castle's Medieval Banquet

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Address: N18 | Kinvarra Village, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 061/360-788
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Nice unusual experience

We went for the banquet and really enjoyed it. The food was good and obviously the atmosphere was really nice. The staff was very nice and they made us enjoy the evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went for the banquet and really enjoyed it. The food was good and obviously the atmosphere was really nice. The staff was very nice and they made us enjoy the evening especially with their jokes. Lovely activity.

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

An entertaining evening with good food, song, poems and story-telling and the opportunity to talk with other travelers at your table. Three-course meal with wine plus mead at the beginning and coffee/tea at end. Small gift shop open at end of meal.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I recommend this Medival banquet, fun atmosphere, great food and entertainment, attending in late evening adds to the atmosphere, beautifully lite. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, well worth the money, better than another pub.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It was a really charming evening. Food was okay, performance was good. Not quite sure it was worth the price when we were only in Galway for a couple of nights. But the castle is cool.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This attraction was one we booked before we left the USA. The castle itself is neat, but you have to get there well in advance of the banquet if you want to tour it, as it's closed while preparations for the banquet are going on. The meal itself was OK, not gourmet, and it's served at long communal tables. The... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We enjoyed a night of great food (a four course meal) and wine along with entertainment. The Harp player made beautiful music.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This kinda reminded me of similar dining feasts in Orlando, Florida. You sit at a long table and there is entertainment while you eat. Overall a fun time, great for kids. The actors are very well versed in their "roles". Nice place to spend the evening in a genuine old castle.....you don't get that in Orlando! Nice job !

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although the idea of a banquet in a castle may sound very touristy, it was a marvelous experience. The hosts make you feel very welcome through medieval role play, calling guests "my lady" and "my lord". The banquet starts with a reception with some honey wine and an introduction to the castle, all through poetry and song. The guests are... More 

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Pemberton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As the early evening began to shift from coolish to slight misty rain we were let into the castle "foyer" where we were treated to a harpist playing and served Mead, a honey liquor and it was delightful. Then we ascended a spiral staircase to the 3rd floor where banquet seating was set up with benches to sit on. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The castle has been well conserved and the visit is completely worth it. We went to Galway for our anniversary and definitively was a very nice stop. Worth paying to get to the top.

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