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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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Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited here today 2 adults & 4 children, admission was €33.60 which included admission to folk park & castle. Very enjoyable trip back in history, all the children ages 3, 6, 8 & 11 enjoyed the walk through the houses. Some of the houses had guides dressed in costume explaining the history of the houses & one had ladies... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I love nothing more to get away for a day at least once a year and walk about here for a few hours. The staff are for the most friendly and helpful and the grounds are kept well throughout the year. The care that goes into maintaining everything is fantastic and in all the years I've been visiting it has... More

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Novato, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The grounds of the village were nice, and it really gave an idea of life in a small village during the time period. Unfortunately, the exhibits in the castle and cottages were dirty and not well maintained. The shop keepers were very friendly and helpful, but we only saw one person dressed in period clothing, and other than the shops,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It only took us less than a couple of hours to cover this castle. I'm originally from India and the Folk park to me was going into my Grandma's house.. I could smell all the old stuff, the ambience, things used, fire for cooking etc., everything reminded me of my Grandma's place. Just another castle to me, nothing new.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great stop. The castle and traditional village are beautiful. They even have a few Irish Wolf Hounds on the grounds. Stop in at the pub for a drink before the dinner show. Do take the time to book the dinner show. It was excellent. Song and dance, generous with the Honey Mead and Irish Cream, and the... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Shops were fun to wander through & food was easy to find! We liked the closeness of the castle so we could walk there. Liked the Creamery Shop across the street from the castle to eat a small dinner before sleep! I did think the price to walk around the castle village was a bit steep in price !

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I live walking in the park, experiencing the old houses and lives of ancesters, feeding lovely animals with loves. Gardens & Flowers are my favourite as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We spent hours upon hours at the park, as well as the inside of the castle. They have a great little vintage town that you can walk around, which gives you a great insight into how people used to live before modern times. Loved the smell of peat burning in most of the buildings and the castle was restored quite... More

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Katonah, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit Bunratty since it was close to the airport and the hotel we were staying. The whole family decided this is the one thing we would have nixed on our trip to Ireland. The village areas were somewhat interesting, but have seen much better historical enactments. One of the saddest sites we saw was one of their... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There was never a dull moment all day at the Castle. We were able to make eat our picnic outside the tea rooms using their picnic tables without any problems. Most of the grounds are wheelchair friendly and we could even take our dog round the grounds. We could easily have spent longer.

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