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“Don't Miss Seamus Conroy and His Fiddle!”

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
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Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Bunratty
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious banquet at this majestic 15th century Bunratty Castle. The Earl’s Butler welcomes guests from the four corners of the world toasting an era of great Irish taste with excellent food, fine wine and honey mead.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Banquet is typical fare without eating utensils. The big difference is the entertainment. They are all very talented and we enjoyed the show. Seamus Conroy was brilliant. He can truly make the fiddle sing! He has a cd for sale at the nearby pub, Durty Nellies. Hoping I can purchase it on the web. Be sure your group is prepared for a 35 step climb in the cable.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Castle was great, the entertainment really fun, mead was OK, dinner was different and not bad for this tyoe of attraction. Met some lovely people at our table and had a really grand time.

Thank lorcahi
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

An amazing evening enjoyed by myself and eight year old daughter. The entertainment was fabulous. The entertainers were so good with children and very welcoming. My daughter was delighted to see someone being thrown into the dungeon. I was very pleasantly surprised with the exceptional quality of the food. The soup was fabulous. The chicken was moist and succulent. You won't leave hungry as there is so~o much food to enjoy. Highly recommend.
PS: For the Americans- The yellow veg on the plate is turnip & is delish. :-)

Thank Carrie F
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The premise is a medieval banquet where you eat with a knife. The food was ordinary--pretty good soup, greasy spare ribs, small chicken parts and a non-medieval dessert. The service was good. The singers and musicians who performed were excellent, but the whole event was sort of cheesy and touristy.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Before we left for Ireland we found out about this Bunratty Castle and the Medieval Banquet and knew right then and there this was something we had to do while in Bunratty. First off the Castle was very cool. We toured the Castle a few hours before the banquet to find out what it was all about. From the beginning of the banquet it was legendary. The actors greeted you in authentic clothing and spoke how it would be back in those times. We were presented with music of an expert violinist and a lady on the harp. They served us traditional mead which by the way is so delicious and you can actually buy it at the duty free when leaving the country. The feast is served in extraordinary style. The banquet room was set just as you would expected with win and water on the table and the only utensil you receive is a knife. They provided all the wine you could drink (red or white) and water of course. I think we were all curious of the food and how much you were going to receive. Needless to say you did not walk away hungry. The first course was a soup in a bowl you had to drink and a loaf of soda bread. The second course was ribs that were served on a platter in the middle of the table. Now they didn't mess around with these ribs because there was about 8 half racks on one platter and each table had 3 platters. They were delicious and you could each as much as you could handle. The third course was a chicken breast served with a fresh vegetable medley. It was really good but I still think the ribs were better. After completing the meal and feeling stuffed as can be they sang some beautiful songs which were relaxing. This whole experience was one to remember. Definitely bring a camera and an empty stomach cause you will need both.

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