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unratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Bunratty Castle Welcome...more
All reviews the cottages farm animals apple pie tea room scones folk village fairy village step back in time the pub self guided tour irish wolfhounds great family day great place to visit village street gift shop off season shannon airport
After enjoying the feast, my wife and I went to check out the Castle and Folk Park fully. Now we were here in the off season, so we got to see a lot, but talk to next to no one. There is a nice little...More
We went to Bunratty Castle with our young daughter last December on our Mini moon. We were met by a lady called Lilly Murphy who was an absolute breath of fresh air. It is so nice to see that these type of women still exist...More
Not one of the larger castles in Ireland but still very interesting. The weather was rainy and cold the day we went but it didn’t stop us from walking around the castle and enjoying the history.
We did see on of the workers inside the...More
Both the Castle and the Folk Park are worth a visit. The Castle is an excellent example of medievil craftsmanship and the Folk Park has lots od places of interest.
It took slightly over an hour to do the self guided tour. It wouldnt be...More
Bunratty had to be one of our favorite castles to tour on our trip. We visited in November, so it wasn't crowded. The stairwells are extremely narrow with small steps, so I could imagine visiting during crowded times could be more of a challenge. The...More
We loved our visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park! It's a great place for the whole family! Because of its "step back in time" experience it was also education and cool for all ages! The musical experiences were fun too! Little unique shops in...More
The castle here is unique. Very interesting. The folk park is very nicely done. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and the exhibits are well thought out. I would highly recommend a stop here if you are in the area.
I loved the time we were able to spend at Bunratty Castle. The castle has been lovingly restored and the staff was so welcoming! If you find yourself at the castle, you need to visit the tea room for a quick snack.
A bleak January day enlivened by the folk park. En route to Shannon airport I dropped in and was delighted by the thoughtful re-creation of rural farmhouses and village streets. A wealth of domestic and agricultural artifacts,children's area,gift shop,cafe etc make this an outstanding attraction....More
Hello, I was wondering if anyone could tell me which would be a better hotel choice. The Radisson SAS Limerick or the Bunratty Manor. Since we will only be there for a weekend, the location of the hotel is probably more important than the amenities. We would like to visit the Bunratty castle as well as the Cliffs of Moher and we werent sure which would be more convenient, or if they are both in the same area. Also, is the Radisson in walking distance of the Bunratty Castle. Thanks :)
October 06, 2005|
Hi There Gabbs, The Radisson SAS is located about 3 miles outside Limerick on the Limerick-Shannon-Ennis Road. It is a lovely hotel that was completely renovated a few years ago. It has a leisure complex as well. Bunratty Manor Hotel started life as a B&B (according to its web-site) and is situated IN Bunratty Village. The Radisson is not within Walking distance of either Bunratty or Limerick. Bunratty Manor is within walking distance (about 2 minutes or so) of the Castle. I don't...More
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Traveling with my 'senior' parents (4 Replies)
I will be moving to London for a year at the end of this month and will have the pleasure of hosting my parents sometime in April/May 2009. On the agenda is a trip to Ireland, which they have waited YEARS to finally take. My deaf parents are in their late 60's/early 70's and have a strong Irish heritage. While my dad gets around great, my mom doesn't take to much walking. I want to show them the 'sights' of Ireland, without compromise. Does anyone have any suggestions on some 'must-see'...More
June 05, 2008|
Moshi, great idea to plan ahead for '09. Here are some questions to help get your ideas flowing for your parents trip.  Where will I fly into / out of? (This will determine where you can easily visit. It also dictates what your route should be)  If I arrive by boat, which port is my destination?  What month will I be in Ireland? (June, July and August are peak visitor months. Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar. have least daylight hours, but are great from the point of view...More
Travel suggestions from Doolin to Galway, Cork or ??? (7 Replies)
I will be having a destination wedding in Doolin in October. Plan on staying in Doolin for 3 nights then we will have 3 other nights to travel to other cities/counties. We will be leaving on Wed from Shannon airport. Can anyone recommend where to stay/visit after leaving Doolin? We would like to stay at different hotels/cities and a castle hotel is high on our list. I was thinking maybe for our last night to travel back down to Bunratty Castle and staying there our last night since it is...More
May 27, 2013|
Most of the castle hotels are not really castles at all, so I don't hold with spending mega money on manor houses. I am just back from a wedding in Ballyseede outside Tralee and it would be my suggestion for a "castle" hotel, staff are smashing and food is excellent. You could easily visit Killarney/Dingle or drive the ring of Kerry from here. What dates in October will you be here? Days get quite short towards the end of the month.