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Tickets for Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Experience traditional village life in 19th-century Ireland!

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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
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 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!

Mar 29, 2019
it was a great experience lots to see
Mar 9, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Well organised, all buildings are open for visitors good map how to start your visit and explain what is where and what is this, animals are walking around good experience for kids and not only. Overall very nice place to visit, recommended highly :)
Feb 26, 2019
Really nice park and castle but haven been from Ireland nothing exceptional, had a great day out with my wife and two kids so thats why i have given this rating 4Stars.
Feb 25, 2019
The kids really enjoyed the castle, it really brings you back. Lots of steps really gives you the feel of what it was like to be living there. Tight for anyone who may not be comfortable climbed spiral stairs though. The dungeon is fab. There was much more to see in the folk park than we expected and we wished we had taken a picnic. The houses are really good, the day we were there though they were all a bit smokey as the wind was catching the turf fires. Super playground. Loved the old school room. Great day out.
Dec 31, 2018
Bunratty was very fun but a lot of steps!!
Dec 29, 2018
It was good
Dec 29, 2018
Lovely , only it was wet . Worth a visit !!
Nov 15, 2018
A really nice visit
The Castle is atmospheric with armour and antlers.
The interior steps are steep but well worth the climb if you can manage.
The village is historical and interesting.
McNamara’s pub does good food and drink.
The Christmas decorations are going up.
The Medieval and Christmas banquets sound brilliant if your budget can stretch to attend one.
Well worth seeing,even in the winter (when you get a discount on the door).
Pretty good price if you are over 65 years.
Nov 11, 2018
Great experience! Lovely castle and folk park.

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