Tickets for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Experience traditional village life in 19th-century Ireland!

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  09:00 - 17:30
Monday:  09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:30
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:30
Friday:  09:00 - 17:30
Saturday:  09:00 - 17:30
Duration
Usually 2 - 2.5 hours
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.

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Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, V95 TY02, 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!

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Reviews
Jun 13, 2019
Great day out
Jun 10, 2019
Beware the thieving chickens outside of the Tea Room 🤣
Jun 9, 2019
Super easy to book the tickets. Saved a bit off of the walk in fare. Nice picturesque town to explore. The castle was beautiful, loved the history clips, a good read!
Jun 1, 2019
Great experience, good value for money.
May 31, 2019
Great castle! The village and houses provide great insight into the socio-economic history of some of the people who lived in them.
May 25, 2019
Our visit to the Bunratty estate today was simply fabulous. To be able to view the restored architecture in the original format was truly fascinating. To see the 15th century tapestries depicting life, dress and arms as well as the displayed armour and firearms was extremely interesting due to my military background. The monstrous antlers hung in the castle were outstanding as were the angelic crests depicted on the ceilings.
On the estate the examples of living standards by authentic relocated houses underlined the depressing standards endured by the Irish majority.
The peat fires in the house hearths was a welcome adjunct. The place is extremely well run, the staff very friendly and the food in both the pub an cafe of fine fare.
Truly, Bunratty is a place no family should miss. Great value, easily located and plenty of free parking. Bunratty is in my view thoroughly recommendable. Mike Turner Tasmania.
May 25, 2019
Well worth a visit, really good value for money
May 25, 2019
Very enjoyable. Plan at least 2 hours. Reminded me of an Irish Williamsburg, VA with all houses and crafts of a certain epic. One of the better castles as well. Definitely a place for families.
May 24, 2019
Would highly recommend this as a stop on your travels around Ireland. Gives a great snap shot of how people lived and the castle is terrific to wander around in.
May 18, 2019
Bunratty is a great place to be introduced to Ireland all in 1 place. If it is your first visit to the Emerald Isle, it is a must see.

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