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Tickets for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Experience traditional village life in 19th-century Ireland!

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible: The park is fully accessible, but there are some sloping areas which may require assistance
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Kids will love the magical fairy village, right in the heart of the Folk Park
  • Walk through Bunratty Folk Park and see Irish life in action from a century ago
  • See the School, Doctor’s house, Pawnbrokers, Pub, Drapery, Printworks, Grocery, Hardware shop, Pottery, and a Post Office
Description

If you've ever wanted a time machine, this ticket to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park might be the next best thing. Head back to 19th-century village life at Bunratty Folk Park and meet costumed characters recreating the traditions of a bygone era! See a Victorian supply garden and take the kids to the fairy village!

In Bunratty Folk Park, walk through farmhouses, village shops, and streets, which all appear as they would have done over a century ago. Talk to the costume characters and see some of them at work in roles like milling, printing, baking, pottery, farming and more.

Outside, explore a Regency period garden built in Victorian style, which might have provided fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House in the 17th-century. And storybook fans will get a kick out of the fairy village.

Originally built in 1425, the castle was restored to its former medieval glory in 1954. It's a fun-packed historical day out for the whole family.

Insider tip

There would have been some horned helmets around the site of Bunratty Castle in the beginning - back in 970 it was a Viking trading camp!

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Additional info

Getting There

The castle is located just off the N18 Limerick/Ennis Road, and is reachable by bus from Shannon or Limerick.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Opening hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
How to get there
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, V95 TY02, Bunratty
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Ratings & reviews
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Dec 15, 2019
Excellent place to visit spent a few hours here and staff were good too
Oct 7, 2019
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Oct 1, 2019
Great place to visit, lots to see for all ages. Nicely run. Nice slice of life from a long time ago. Liked going into all the different buildings on the property, seeing the the animals and enjoying the lovely gardens. Love the fairy trail for the little ones.

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