Considering going to Bunratty on our last afternoon in Ireland. Is this something a 3 year old would enjoy, or is it more geared toward historian buffs?
Bunratty is great fun for kids, which is why a lot of the local scout and girl guide troops in the area bring the younger members out there on occasion.
The two resident Irish wolfhounds are gorgeous and delighted to spend time with people. There are donkeys and ponys and pigs and sheep and deer and hens and other birds.
There is a school house there with a school master at peak times and its fun. There is a lovely playground at the back of the "village" area (near the school) and there are ice cream shops dotted around.
The steps in the castle might be a bit tricky for the 3 year old, they're a bit tricky for this "many multiples of three" year old :o)) But there's an area at the back of the castle, its a grassy bank, that kids love to roll down on sunny days.
You can amble at your own pace and there are lots of places to stop. Its perfect for every age group.
The Grandchildren (3 & 5) love the place. Don't expect Theme Park and in season it can get busy but just as BeanA has already said.
Yes, I second everything Bean A has said. I have an annual pass for there and always bring my 2 year old and she loves it. I wouldn't bring a 3 year old into the castle though.