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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
Tomorrow
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
Monday
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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Smartphone tickets accepted
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!

Becky
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Reviews
Sep 15, 2018
Yes
Sep 8, 2018
Very enjoyable and a very interesting visit. The only negative was a lack of dates relating to the buildings.
Sep 6, 2018
Great place for a family trip.
Sep 1, 2018
Very interesting. Plenty to see about Irish history. Beautiful view from the top of the castle. We had amazing time.
Sep 1, 2018
Well worth a visit
Aug 30, 2018
Bunratty was interesting and well-preserved. The Folk Park was interesting to see it set like it would have been. Enjoy visual learning. Would be a good place for children to experience as well as adults.
Aug 29, 2018
Fabulous place to visit
Aug 26, 2018
This was an amazing experience!! Lovely grounds and fantastic sights!
Aug 25, 2018
Brilliant and sooo easy. The only tip I have is: to have discount for carers and or special needs on the web.
Aug 23, 2018
Well worth a visit.

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