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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Immerse yourself in Irish history with a visit to this astonishing journey through time, featuring a medieval castle and 19th century village.

Explore the beautiful Folk Park, have some fun in the playground and wander through the magical Fairy Village.

When you visit Bunratty Folk Park you experience a living reconstruction of the homes and environment of Ireland of over a century ago.

Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting.

Rural farmhouses, village shops and streets are recreated and furnished as they would have appeared at that time according to their social standing, from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House a fine example of a Georgian residence for the gentry built 1804 home of the Studdarts, the last family to occupy Bunratty Castle.

Halloween Events

Monsters, Misfits and Mayhem in Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
It's Live .....or maybe its dead!!!
Who cares!
Monsters, Misfits and Mayhem is here in Bunratty this Halloween

Monday 29th October
get your costume ready Be prepared for all out carnage

It's all Monsters, Misfits and Mayhem in Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this Halloween. Be there - Book Now!

On Monday 29th October from 12 noon to 5pm.

Book Here

Pumpkin Sunday - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

And now for something a little less scary!

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a place for all the family.

On Sunday 28th October join us with your crafty little ones for Pumpkin Sunday.

Head out to the paddock and help them select their favourite pumpkin. Then onto the Education Room where the fun will begin - painting and decorating and having lots of chilled out fun.

Bring YourPumpkinHome

After the Pumpkin session, head out into the Park and help them explore our beautiful Thatched farmhouses, meet the Wolfhounds or the cheeky goats. There's our magnificent playground and before you go - take a whizz on the zipwire. Hurray!

Ooh! Don't forget to enjoy a coffee and a browse in our stylish retail area. pressies for Christmas!!

BOOK HERE to join this lovely family event.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Opening Times

  • 9:00am to 5.30pm
  • Last admission to the Castle is at 4.00p.m. daily due to the set up of Medieval Banquet.


  • Check prices and book online here

Contact Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

If you are touring Ireland this is a must see. A days outing accompanied by a dinner and show in the evening. Bunratty Castle and Folk Village has been a highlight of our trip to Southern Ireland. So enjoyable for all ages, a great insight into the history of this area and the music and dancing of the evening show was outstanding.”
Posted by Matt Carson

We went down for the day - family with 2 kids (3 and 6) - we loved it and will return - price was 15 euro for each adult with free parking - they did not charge for the kids. Its a whole day to potter around, but worth it, bring a packed lunch, lunch at macs was good put pricey.”
Posted by John M