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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Address: Limerick-Ennis Road, Bunratty, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360788
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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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Visited with 2 children 8and 11 and they both really enjoyed the day. Our only problem was the cafe/tearoom which was over priced and the food wasn't very good but the attractions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with 2 children 8and 11 and they both really enjoyed the day. Our only problem was the cafe/tearoom which was over priced and the food wasn't very good but the attractions were good

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

have attended a few times and its always a hit with the kids , young and old. educational and fun. the old houses and school are well done and there are plenty of animals and also a play area for the kids. will be returning again soon

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Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here during a road trip of Ireland and was very surprised at how enjoyable this attraction was!!! Great information and good insight into the life of Irish people in 1500's and 1920's!! The people who work there are very friendly and willing to chat and give plenty of info!!! It would be great for all people of all ages!!!... More 

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an enjoyable history experience. The castle has fairly narrow stairs, but a great view from the top. The folk park has awesome little homes and buildings (and free-roaming chickens) to give you a glimpse of Irish life throughout history. The workers are very knowledgeable (I had a 20 minute conversation with a thatcher, who had apprenticed at Bunratty,... More 

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Herndon Va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This site is huge, with exhibits to keep you and the kids busy all day. There is the castle proper, the surrounding old village, a newer village, a fairy village (kids), animals, bars/cafes, the works. I had no idea how immense this place was!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my day-trip to Bunratty Castle. It is a castle surrounded by a Folk Park. Lets start with the castle. It's amazing and claustrophobic all at the same time. I say that not to disparage it but to point out that the stairwells that lead you throughout the levels of the castle are very tight and narrow BUT when... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is very cool. You not only get to explore the castle, but you also get to see a number of very old artifacts. In addition there is a village to explore that represents the early life of the Irish. I visited this site on a bus tour and we had about an hour and a half. If you... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a living museum which we always enjoy because you seem to learn so much more when there are characters dressed the part. There are many cottages and homes to visit throughout the park so you really get a feel for how people lived back then. The furnishings seemed authentic. The grounds are beautifully... More 

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Shannon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We go a couple of times a year with our 3yr old. She has a ball everytime. She loves to see all the animals at different times of the year. They recently put in a playground and more animals. All the old cottages are still there with lovely open fires lit and set up with the old furniture. Often they... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting place to visit as there is a lot to see & explore, and the castle itself is very impressive. For me, I found it a little expensive (around €15) & it's similar to every other folk part that exists around Ireland. The lady who sold us our ticket was also very rude!

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