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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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This castle/village was pretty cool. The closest replica to the old times. Definitely worth the visit. Free lot parking. They offer a dinner package and recommend booking in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This castle/village was pretty cool. The closest replica to the old times. Definitely worth the visit. Free lot parking. They offer a dinner package and recommend booking in advance. It's really awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved Bunratty Castle. Free reign to explore the castle and up close view of the furniture and rooms. You could just about any portion of the castle. The view from the top was amazing. I could envision the view of hundreds of years ago. The folk park was neat to see things throughout time. We would definitely go back.

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Thousand Oaks, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Real/restored 15th century castle with constructed period village on grounds. We found it fascinating. Investors were collectors of period relics which now adorn the restored castle. Strolled around the village with costumed guides and "docents". Nicely done. Highlight was evening dinner-show in the actual castle...don't miss it. Go out of your way to see it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So much to do here. We mainly wanted to see the castle and a few of the buildings, so we made it a quick trip. You could spend so much more time if you have kids or want to do the banquet. Great little stop right off the highway!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We did the Folk Park Tour and attended the Castle banquet. Going to Ireland, this is a can't miss. The history provided by the folk park fits nicely into the banquet experience. Also, have a beer before at Dirty Nellies ... great atmosphere.

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Quiet Corner, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed touring the castle and the grounds. Had a nice walk through the folk park, too. The area around Bunratty Castle is fun, with a famous pub and some shopping, too. The people at the folk park were helpful and knowledgable.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Bunratty Castle and Folk park is a great place for all the family. Between the historical aspect to what the children and vistors can learn to the various shops for people to buy Irish goods. The folk park is a great place for weddings with beautiful settings. I have brought my family here twice over the past three years... More 

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a castle house tower from the mid 1400's. It is today one of the most complete medieval fortress in Ireland. It was built by the MacNamara family and taken over by the O'Brien clan, the largest clan Ireland. Later King Henry VIII and Cromwell took control. Interesting stop.

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Keedysville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is more than just a castle...Entire folk village is part of the true experience to step back in time. Enjoyed the wide range of buildings and even a pint at the Pub.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We just returned home and several of our best memories will be of Bunratty. The boys adored the interactions with the characters and entertainers and LOVED the new playground. The Irish Evening was new and a awesome tribute to the Irish/US connection. If you go make sure you look up Annie Moore. The dancers are amazing and our hosts singing... More 

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Additional Information about Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Address: Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Bunratty
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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