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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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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Ok so I've lived overseas for 19 years so I guess I am a tourist in Ireland. However, when I bought my 3 girls and their cousin to the Folk Park and then the Banquet, I was really proud to be Irish. The driving force behind this visit was my 13 year old daughter who had just studied the middle... More

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Los Altos, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place recreated a lot of the old rural houses in Ireland. You get to see them in one place with a very nice setting of trees, small creek and little bridges. You can easily spend a few hours here to stroll around, to learn the history, and to appreciate what the early lives were like. It is a very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our group of 41 visited Bunratty Castle in July of 2014 as part of our high school soccer tour of Ireland. I'm glad we did! The Castle was magnificent! We were especially pleased with the person giving the guided tour! He was knowledgeable, entertaining and kept our attention! Happy this was part of our visit!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant day out inside the castle grounds. We really enjoyed it. Recommend to everyone. Great history and sightseeing

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you only see one castle in Ireland, make it Bunratty. I recommend touring it on your own. Be prepared to climb around stone spiral steps and exploring nooks and crannies. Don't go there when you are tired!

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Limerick and we were glad we did. Having visited Bunratty as a child, I was keen to take my visiting Australian friend along to see the folk park and the castle. She absolutely loved and I was surprised by how large it was in comparison to my memory of the place. The folk... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on probably the rainiest day in Ireland this year. Yes, I'm English and Irish so I know what rainfall is expected...but this day was particularly bad! Anyway, accompanied by our American friends (we were all visiting from the US), we decided to press on and visit anyway. The parking is right by the entrance, so that is a... More

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Martinsville
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great day exploring the castle and the village. The village was much larger than we had realized. Gives you a nice view of the past.

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Tralee, Kerry, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great family day out, My daughter loved it,Just make sure you are wearing walking shoes,steep drops in parts so even small heels or wedges are a no no other then that fantastic day out,

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had gone to King John' Castle right before we went to Bunratty. I was a little disappointed with John's and wondered if I wanted to bother to go to Bunratty or if I should do something else! I absolutely loved this place. The castle has been restored wonderfully and there are many places within it to explore. I really... More

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