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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Bunratty West, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
http://www.shannonheritage.com/BunrattyCastleAndFolkPark/
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The Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425, it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th ... Read more
century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art.

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Great place for the family to see animals and experience the history and culture of Bunratty!

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Merriam, Kansas, USA

In addition to seeing the Castle, there is a medieval dinner show inside the castle. You may have been to other dinner shows like this, but this one is as close to the real deal as you can get...it is inside a castle! Food is just ok. Be sure to try the mead (honey wine). If you are on a tour, this will likely be a stop (or at least an option).

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Burns, Kansas

Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. We invite you to wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country, which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park, where 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Meet and chat with the Bean an Ti (Woman of the House) and various street characters including the Policeman and Schoolteacher. Enjoy the tastes, scents, sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course the pub!

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40 minute drive from Mountshannon and 50 mins from Cooraclare. Visit the Folk Park and Bunratty Castle.You can also attend a medieval banquet in the castle.Visit the nearby shops and the famous 'Dirty Nelly's '' pub

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New York City, New York State, USA

Bunratty Castle has a medievel family-style banquet that's a bit cheesy but kids will probably like. The staff dress up in period dress, act silly, and so on. The food is cafeteria quality and you have to follow the pace of the floor show, so dinner can take a bit. I wouldn't have gone if I weren't with a group.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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While Blarney Castle is a huge tourist site, Bunratty is often overlooked. You can explore the castle and the grounds, & drink some great mead made right on site. Don't forget to stop by Durty Nelly's pub next door afterwards for some more fun!

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The kids will love this. Castle and folk park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Great Castle expierence

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Nicely restored castle and folk park, well worth a visit

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