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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360788
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Dining
Description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Huntsville, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I am glad that we did not listen to those who said this was too touristy. The castle was well-worth seeing as many of the tower rooms were furnished as they would have been back then. And the old cottages were nicely done with docents working in many of them. The little village was also interesting. A nice place to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to see but it is too expensive. 16 euros for an adult and 33 or 38 euros for a family entrance ticket. They are not offering senior citizens entrance tickets. It is worth exploring the Folk Park. Extremely well laid out and recreated.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After dragging out daughters to the Cliffs of Moher in horrible weather we promised them a castle. They had a wonderful time exploring all the rooms of Bunratty. We got there at the end of the day and didn't have too much time before they closed up to prep for their evening banquet, but it was enough for them to... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit the castle is interesting and the folk park is very good, you meet some lovely people who tell you stories about the past, ALS recommend the home made apple pie and the traditional night

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Galway, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We just loved this park. We were here with my wife's parents. It was great to see old Ireland and the old traditions. A nice touch was to meet the staff at every stopping point and to hear what happened and how life was lived. Very well maintained. My only complaint was the public toilets beside the old street was... More

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, cost 15 euro per adult. The theme is that of a traditional Irish village built around 1425, well worth exploring the village life during that period. Extremely well laid out and recreated. Lots of animals like, sheep, Irish wolf hound, donkeys, pigs, chickens and deer. A visit to the castle won't disappoint. Great day!

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My daughter, her college roommate and her mother (both Irish) and I spent a wonderful few hours here. The castle and grounds are just beautiful and the employees are knowledgeable and helpful. In spite of the iffy weather, we enjoyed every minute.

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Ok so I've lived overseas for 19 years so I guess I am a tourist in Ireland. However, when I bought my 3 girls and their cousin to the Folk Park and then the Banquet, I was really proud to be Irish. The driving force behind this visit was my 13 year old daughter who had just studied the middle... More

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Los Altos, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place recreated a lot of the old rural houses in Ireland. You get to see them in one place with a very nice setting of trees, small creek and little bridges. You can easily spend a few hours here to stroll around, to learn the history, and to appreciate what the early lives were like. It is a very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our group of 41 visited Bunratty Castle in July of 2014 as part of our high school soccer tour of Ireland. I'm glad we did! The Castle was magnificent! We were especially pleased with the person giving the guided tour! He was knowledgeable, entertaining and kept our attention! Happy this was part of our visit!

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