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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!

Dec 31, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty was very fun but a lot of steps!!
Dec 29, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
It was good
Dec 29, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Lovely , only it was wet . Worth a visit !!
Nov 15, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Great experience! Lovely castle and folk park.
Oct 31, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Fantastic visit. Tiqets worked perfectly and lower cost than the official attraction website :)
Oct 24, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Always a good day am a frequent visitor
Oct 20, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
What a brilliant day out we had my partner , 12 year old granddaughter and myself thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bunratty Castle and folk park
Oct 18, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Great place to see first hand how feudal lords lived and the accompanying folk village. Interesting architecture but don't expect a moat. Beautiful view from atop the parapits but narrow winding stairs and a long climb are needed to get there. Also has the best gift shop prices in Ireland. Bought lots of woolen apparel.
Oct 1, 2018
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Excellent and very good value for money.

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