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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 - 5:30 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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Having seen so many castles in a state of disrepair, it was refreshing to tour this one with our group from the bus tour. A person was able to get a good feel for how life would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Ellijay
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Having seen so many castles in a state of disrepair, it was refreshing to tour this one with our group from the bus tour. A person was able to get a good feel for how life would have been back then. The houses with their thatched roofs were so very charming and just what I had hoped to see while... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

One would think when you've seen one Irish castle you've seen them all. However, this is definitely not the case. Each one is so unique and offers it's own history and story. The Bunratty Castle was definitely worth seeing. We enjoyed the little village and seeing how the residents lived within the castle walls as well as those who lived... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Bun Ratty was an unexpected find for us! This is a working farm with artisans, craftspeople, and the ability to tour the castle as it would have been in its hey day. In addition to the people working the farm and village, there are chickens wandering around and lots of traditional farm animals like pigs, donkeys, sheep, and cows. You... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle and the folk park attached to it. We found it quite interesting to see how the village folk and the residents of the castle lived in days past. The demonstration of preparing scones in the village house was especially interesting. The castle tour gave a good understanding of what the life must have been like back... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I was surprised as to how much most of the castles in Ireland look alike. It's like Tract Castles. This one is nice - and not a ruin. It's somewhat restored - and hosts a n entertainment feast most nights. Nice folk village. Good introduction to Irish Castles. Lots of steps. Lots.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at the folk park and on your visit you get to witness a live demonstration of the traditional baking of Apple tart and then you get to taste it in the cafe on site :) for the appletart alone it is well worth the visit and is great fun for the whole family !!!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful evening spent completely immersed in history! All of Ireland is really, but here we felt like we were experiencing a little of it first hand! The Medieval Dinner was lovely - good, plentiful food and genuine entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we had a great time at Bunratty, the whole family really loved it, highly recommend the Medieval Dinner

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fun times in a medieval theme. Well worth the visit and the entry price. Costumed actors playing a part well. Yes its hack, but great fun, kids loved it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The castle has been refurbished so that it is not falling down. It is also furnished in period pieces. I have read quite a few novels that took place in the 1400 - 1500s and I felt like I was walking through the books. The surrounding park has lots of buildings and home from different periods of Irish history. This... More 

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