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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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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great location and on top of seeing the castle you can pay the little extra to go through the folk park, which is also very informative. A great place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on tour and had good time. Banquets runs a bit over two hours and you are served family style a four course meal. Soup..spare ribs all you can eat..small chicken and potatoes...and veggies..desert and coffee or tea when exiting. Be warned we didnt see any rest rooms in the castle. Folk park is nice but since it was... More

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Bribie Island, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

An amazing village recreated to depict what Ireland was like in earlier days. Visit Golden Vale Farmhouse No. 9 of 22 locations, and watch the lady of the house make fresh scones which you can then partake of in the Tea Room behind at No.9(delicious I might add). Fantastic experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the medieval banquet, such a great time. Good food, good entertainment and a memory forever to remember.

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Oberweiler
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were really impressed with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The castle itself is a nice place to tour but the Folk Park made the trip and cost worth it. The Folk Park lets you imagine some of Ireland's past. There are houses made to look like the original with people in character as well. Our favorite was a the... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the better folk parks in Ireland. The castle is very representative of medieval Ireland. The grounds are beautiful with many of the buildings brought from different areas around the country and rebuilt at the park for authenticity. Don't miss the walled garden. Just beautiful even in the fall. If you are a photographer, photo opportunities abound.... More

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Guelph, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I toured both the castle and the folk park, and noticed a very strange lack of staff. There was quite the number of tourists, but no guides in the castle, many of the houses/buildings were closed for repair and those that were open were generally empty of staff. I was hoping for some good stories and tales of days gone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I expected this to be very touristy, but I was pleasantly surprised how the folk park helped us learn more about life in Ireland during different time periods and in various areas. We also enjoyed the Irish Music program at night.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The hours to the castle are inconvenient- we tried twice and didn't make it in, but the folk park is just as fun- nice and informative! We are a young married couple, but would be a fun thing for all ages and families.

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niagarafallsny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The grounds were green and like a fairyland. We went all the way through the winding walkways, stopped in the shops and enjoyed window shopping. The castle was a challenge, straight up and I was amazed how small the rooms were for the royalty. Irish castle were much different than those in Europe. I enjoyed the views!

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