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“One of my favorite stops in Ireland!”

Dunguaire Castle's Medieval Banquet
Ranked #4 of 18 Concerts & Shows in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

What a wonderful eveing! I highly recommend you find time to enjoy the banquet at Dunguaire.

The evening begins by being welcomed in and offered a glass of mead. Be careful with this - it is a fermented apple and honey drink with 15% alcohol! You will spend some time in a reception hall where a harpist plays. After a bit, the actors come out and begin the show. We walk up the castle stairs and are seated in a large room. The capacity seemed to be about 50 or 60 people, so it was a very nice sized crowd and the setting still feels initimate. The actors are also your servers and they do some skits and singing between courses. The wine is plentiful and the food is pretty good. The potato-leek soup was quite delicious!

After the meal is over, the actors return to the stage and perform a nice variety of singing, folklore, and poetry. It was a lovely evening. Everyone in our large group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was a highlight of our trip for my husband and myself.

11  Thank chaley777
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I highly recommend this castle to visit....yes there are limited toilet resources available and may seem unconventional but it is a medieval castle after all. However I recommend that they facilitate this someway in the future as not everyone visiting the castle wants to go to the top they may want to have a wander in the lovely craft shop upstairs!

3  Thank saffron b
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Great fun and a highly enjoyable experience. Even the food was good, and there was a great atmosphere . Also, everyone was chatty and very friendly.

1  Thank mikex
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

my cousin was the king!!! what an experience, has to be done, the food was perfect and would love to go back and do it again, the surropundings are amazing and the castle is amazing too.

1  Thank Fidelma66
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Dun Guaire offers a most enjoyable evening of song, poetry and prose in a very light-hearted way. Visit Connollys' Pub afterwards for a night cap

1  Thank Aidan W
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