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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.
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

There is only good things i liked...The castle is historical and interesting the flok park a past shopping opts inside folk park is very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this castle because we were in the area and had time. There is no information about the history of the castle but is gives a good indication of what the village was like. We did not do the medieval dinner. The castle was very crowded with tour groups, so we were not able spend much time or look... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Our experience at the Bunratty Castle was very good, but it was September so the large tour groups were not there. You can experience centuries of Irish history through the buildings. The castle itself was fascinating. The scale was much smaller than most castles that you imagine; it was furnished and you could access many different parts, although the winding... More

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

From the highway it looks like a boring castle, but once you're in you're very surprised. You can go through a lot of the castle and it's decorated like back in the day. Plus, the grounds have a lot of buildings with thatched roofs, a farm area, and a house. There's a lot to see and it's neat. Best castle... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The park consists of old houses and cottages from all over Ireland. This place is a must if you want to get a glimpse of the way our ancestors lived and worked. The guides are very friendly and entertaining without overdoing it, always ready to answer any intelligent question posed.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Castle tour was very interesting and the park was so much more than we expected. We spent 3 hours touring the grounds and the shopping was exceptional as well

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Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The castle is amazingly well preserved. It is easy to imagine medieval people living there. The Folk Park is very informative and it is interesting to see how people lived in years past.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When we come to Ireland we always fly into Shannon and stay in Limerick a few days. We also always go to Bunratty. The castle is outstanding because you can get some feel for what it was like to live in those times. Sanitized of course to not have all the dirt and grunge that would have been common, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Bunratty Castle and folk park in county clare is one of the best attractions that county clare has to offer. lily maes cafe does excellent food.

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Kentwood, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Authentic and charming! This is NOT some make believe place...not only is the Castle itself restored and period furnishings replaced as much as possible, but the surrounding village of thatched roof cottages were moved, not recreated, from other parts of the county. Interior of both the Castle and Cottages were great! This is an exceptional place to get the real... More

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