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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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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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very nice castle, and a good place to visit if you have time. There are better places but its a good reflection of times gone by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shiba M
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very nice castle, and a good place to visit if you have time. There are better places but its a good reflection of times gone by.

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go back in time and experience first hand the life in the year 1460 at Bunratty Castle. The Folk Park is a great place to see various forms of architecture and buildings that will take you back to the 19th century. Check out the traditional thatched roof houses, the blacksmith shop and the museum. This is a must see for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far one of my favourite castles to visit in Ireland. It's fun to wander around the folk park visiting the reconstruction of houses as they used to be. I recommend making the trip up the long and windy stairs of the castle to make it to the very top.

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1 Thank Nerfnerder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on our last full day in Ireland as it was a short trip to the airport in Shannon. I very much appreciated the passion and knowledge of all of the volunteers and people that worked here. The cottages were set up in the fashion of the era with meat moss burning in all of the fireplaces.... More 

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1 Thank Tricia824
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. The people are nice and welcoming. I loved the pasta at P Mac. They even had a mirror with out surnames on! Lovely coincidence :) Loved the old houses too! There's a walled garden too!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the castle and folk park to find so much to do.The tour of the castle first was great.The medievel night and the singing as well as the torches which are lit during the banquets. Very handy location for Shannon airport in a few minutes.Their is shopping and a coffee shop as well as lunch all available.The pub is... More 

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TEXAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to spend the day here. Each place within the park had it's own character. This is not a short stop place, but worth the extra time needed to explore. We enjoyed the samples that were shared, and the stories from the people as well. I highly recommend a visit.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed exploring the castle and grounds. The steps in the towers are very steep, but definitely manageable. Having a guide placed in areas other than the main dining room would have been nice and helpful, and made it even better. More historical information about the castle would have been great. All in all, we enjoyed it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Bunratty in January, on a rainy, cold day. So many things weren't as busy or as open as they may otherwise have been. The castle had many little nooks and staircases to explore and there were many beautiful examples of period furniture and dress. The view from the towers is amazing, so I would suggest making the climb.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved walking around and seeing the old houses, tuck shop and other buildings in the folk park. The thatched roofs and beautiful gardens were lovely to see. You feel like you've travelled back in time as you walk through these buildings and the paved footpath to the castle. The castle is nice. There are some lovely tapestries, stone floors... More 

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