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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Admission Ticket
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Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
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Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

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Ending to an Ireland Vacation

My family and I visited Bunratty at the end of ten day Ireland trip. I had not intended to go there but had booked a hotel near by at the last minute to avoid a long drive from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Higganum, Connecticut
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Higganum, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I visited Bunratty at the end of ten day Ireland trip. I had not intended to go there but had booked a hotel near by at the last minute to avoid a long drive from where we had been staying to Shannon in the early morning. the Castle itself is very interesting if not congested in some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The attraction is easy to get to by car and there were ample free parking. The buildings are beautiful and well preserved /renovated. It give an interesting insight into the life of people at the time. The entire place is big, count half a day to visit everything, especially if you go with children (there is village just for them,... More 

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Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was extremely disappointed with our visit to Bunratty. We paid over €23 to get in and from the website I was expecting the full experience with actors, etc. There was none of this. The folk park is shabby and there wasn't much to see in it. We spent the majority of our time in the castle but there was... More 

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BCFPI, Guest Relations Manager at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, responded to this review

Hi StephOH1987, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. As you mentioned, given the time of year after Christmas/New Year's, many of the animators were not in the park. I will give your feedback on information plaques to the relevant department for future planning. Thank you for the feedback, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park More 

Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on New Years Day with our 15 month baby. Pleasantly surprised that it only cost €12.50 per adult as there's quite a bit of time and effort put in and you could easily spend 4-5 hours here. The large car park is directly across the road and is free. There's a lovely cosy cafe on the way in before... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction together with Durty Nelly's Pub next door is what any visitor to Ireland expects.You will not be disappointed,however there's more to County Clare than Bunratty.It's a tourist attraction and therefore "touristy" Having said that the venue is good,the whole idea is good,but it is a little staged and therefore that much pricier.By all means visit but do not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth every penny. Plan to spend at least half a day. The village is great, and the castle is simply amazing. There is shopping across the road as well as on site and several nice places to eat and enjoy a pint. We were a group of 8 adults and everyone had a great here. This was how... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small things make a difference! This attraction could be outstanding but is distinctly average. When touring this medieval castle you will be surprised to discover that the cleaners have left the vacuum cleaner and aerosol of furniture polish on full view as if a time traveller has just passed through and done a little housework on the way! Not very... More 

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great day out for santa visit. if weather fine you can spend the day here. enough for kids and parents to see.

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Trinidad
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle itself is beautiful, but small. That's just about it to be honest. There isn't much to do here. It is perhaps good for a photo stop or a quick stroll if you are in the area.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bunratty Castle is not only a castle, it has much more it has something for nearly every one. Lovely restaurants cafes shops and of course plenty history.

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