Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Bunratty, Co. Clare Clare Castles/Gardens Clare Heritage/Visitor Centre

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.

Winter Music Day at Bunratty Folk Park
Saturday 21st January 2017

Fill your day with melodies, harmonies, tunes and sessions to lift your heart.  It's a folk festival, a traditional session,  a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a céili, singers sessions all bound together by the enjoyment of music, in the grounds of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ! Enjoy a feast of music featuring the best in Bluegrass, Traditional Irish, Classical, Acapella, Jazz/Blues, Cajun and Oldtimey enjoy live sessions throughout the park in various quirky locations. Take in the sights and sounds of the park itself  and savour the taste of home cooked fare and fresh baking at Mr O'Regans Cafe, Macs Pub, and Bunratty Tea Room.

The Winter Music Day at  Bunratty Castle & Folk Park in association with the Shannonside Winter Music Festival takes place on January 21st from 12 noon to 5pm and is not to be missed. Tickets available online or at admissions on the day.  For event details call 061 360788 email reservations@shannonheritage.com or visit www.shannonheritage.com

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. 



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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