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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining
Description: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century...
Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland.
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The castle was incredible as was the park. It gave us a true look at how life used to be for the Irish in older times. I wish I'd had more time there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The castle was incredible as was the park. It gave us a true look at how life used to be for the Irish in older times. I wish I'd had more time there!

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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a great park! Not only were the a lot of the traditional cottages, animals, travelers caravans, shops, school and doctor's office but inside the school was a schoolmaster giving the history of what it was like, and Dr. Hickey? What can I say! You will definitely leave laughing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

When I was 3 or 4 years old we had gone and seen this. Now, as an adult, I was longing to revisit the castle. I was intrigued then and mesmerized now. I loved the village. The day I went it was drizzling. That made the visit all the more unique. It was like I had time traveled. The animals... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We toured the castle and gardens and folk park on an overcast day, it was very enjoyable. Showers outside, peat burning inside and two ladies making scones and apple pies – we were transformed into an earlier time. *Excerpts from my friend’s journal* “Entrance and guards on the first floor; Priest quarters and public chapel on the second. The Chieftain... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Bunratty castle and folk park in August this year and we were not let down. It is a truly magnificent medieval castle with authentic articles and furnishings and the folk park is just as brilliant with lots of things to see about how the Irish used to live in times gone by. The castle is complete and... More 

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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best locations I have visited in Ireland which mixes the historic information with visual explanation suitable for young children. We had a lovely day when we visited and all the kids were fascinated with the displays. Would highly recommend for families.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited on a Sunday and was surprised that the place wasn't overflowing with families, but this may be as a result of being at the end of the summer. It's a good day out with lots to see, read and learn.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped off here for a picnic on the way to Galway. 3.5 hours later we were still wandering around inside. All the little old Irish houses with the people making scones, butter, apple tart etc were fascinating and then we discovered the old street from the 40/50s. The manor house, the regency gardens and that's all without mentioning the... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A real middle -ages castle as it used to be then ,,walls,decoration and furnitures .Really instructive and arising curiosity, . The park and its exemples of typical old traditionnal irish houses is even more satisfying as is the old school too! Perfect for adults and for children.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The park was amazing. There were lots of different buildings and some had real fires going in them. People were dressed up in character costumes and a lady was even baking scones in an old oven. Allow plenty of time to walk through the park as there is so much to see and experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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