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Shannon, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

A Historic Tour of Shannon, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Bunratty Castle

A Historic Tour of Shannon, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
The Great Hall

Shannon, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

At Ireland’s premier visitor attraction you can take pleasure in two wonderful experiences together on one site – the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. It now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of the times. You can marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country, which brings to life a vital part of our Celtic. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for medieval banquets which are held year round.

Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century 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 who give the site its sparkle. 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!. It’s a wonderful experience for adults and children alike with something for everyone!

Step into the Tea Room or Mac’s pub and savour the taste of home made (on the grounds) Apple Pie or scones ……a taste so good it will have you licking your fingers…!

More information?
Shannon Heritage
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
County Clare
Tel: +353 (0)61 360788
Fax: +353 (0)61 472523

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