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Tickets for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Experience traditional village life in 19th-century Ireland!

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Opening hours
09:00 - 17:30, last admission 16:15. The Castle closes at 16:00
Usually 2 - 2.5 hours
  • 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

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.

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty, Ireland, County Clare
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
The park is fully accessible, but there are some sloping areas which may require assistance
Additional info

Getting There

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

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!

Mar 18, 2018
Superb place!!!
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 11, 2018
Friendly staff, interesting bit of local history, very clean, not too much walking, lovely Fairy wonderland. This party of three enjoyed our visit.
Thank you
Feb 25, 2018
We had a great time.. the children enjoyed exploring the houses and meeting the animals. Also we had great fun at the playground and fairy village. definitely will be comiing back
Feb 6, 2018
Kids really enjoyed bunratty castle
Jan 5, 2018
Was a great visit
Dec 1, 2017
I really enjoyed Bunratty Castle and Folk park.It was definitely like been transported back in time.Seeing the quant cottages the way our ancestors lived.Oh and the Village especially this time of year was soooo CHRISTMASY.Scrooge was there along with other characters from the Village.Highly recommend it 🤗
Nov 28, 2017
Bunratty is a real adventure back in time..great value for money
Oct 30, 2017
Very positive experience

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