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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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102 reviews 102 reviews
49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in history, this site is a must see. Yes, I know that some people have claimed it is nothing but an amalgam for tourists but, to this, I say one gets from an experience what one puts into it and, further, that one need not even invest oneself too deeply to have a great... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We spent the afternoon with friends. Most of the displays were closed which was disappointing and although understandable there was no access to the castle for other then the ground floor for those with walking difficulty. This is not a complaint but feel that there should have been some form of notification prior to entry. On a positive note the... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I have been visiting the folk Park since my children first went for their 'Santa experience' in 2004. The park is very well kept and there is lots to do for a family including exploring built history as well as fabulous lane-ways and natural amenities. A new playground is under construction with vast entertainment for all ages and abilities. A... More 

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County Laois, Ireland
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here for years, when I was a child and now I bring my children, it never gets boring! the kids love the park, the old houses and the animals and as adults, its nice to look at how it was back then, have a picnic, enjoy the scenery etc. would recommend a day in Bunratty to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This attraction is well worth going to. Lots to see and it is really interesting. There are some super little boutiques and some nice pubs and cafes. The guided tour round the castle with the girls in medieval costume is an excellent experience and so interesting. The place deserves a full day. Lots of things for children to see and... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had the good fortune to attend Shannonside Winter Music Fest here with my host! An afternoon of live music with bands from Ireland, the UK, the US and maybe beyond. I saw music in the Great Hall, the Castle Basement, the Corn Barn, and the pub there. The castle is gorgeous, though you need to mind your footing on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nice place to visit and interesting to hear the history if your lucky enough to get a guide, but quite expensive for the service you are provided

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. There is a castle to explore that is very clean and well maintained and a trail that leads you to all types of cottages and houses set out in old styles. There were also shops done in the same way and some actual gift shops and cafes to spend a while. Really enjoyed ourselves

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Absolutely brilliant place to visit - spent the entire day there going around the castle and the folk park. Took hundreds of photos!!! Great day out for both young and old and would highly recommend a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited here just after New Years Day. The castle and village grounds were nice to walk around but there wasn't much going on. Some of the village areas were decorated for Christmas and alot of the village shops were closed by the time her got there. Probably best to visit here during Christmas or when the re-enactments are on.

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