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.


Santa Experience and Christmas Village at Bunratty Castle and  Folk Park 

One of Ireland’s oldest and much loved Christmas Experiences.
Experience a winter wonderland of magical, festive atmosphere. Give the children an experience they’ll remember for years to come in a unique and traditional village street setting at Bunratty Folk Park on November 25th to Friday December 23rd 2017. (inclusive).  
Come with all the family to visit Santa Claus & his Elves in his Grotto. Call in to see Mrs. Claus in her kitchen as she prepares for Santa's trip - making sure his clothes are ironed and he has plenty of food for his journey.  Listen to the Folk Park story teller as he recalls colourful tales of Christmas long ago.  A complimentary glass of mulled wine and mince pies awaits Mummy and Daddy in Corry’s Pub.  The village street is decked with holly, and festooned with fairy lights, and the village Christmas tree is adorned for the occasion.  
The young and not so young are treated to a fabulous puppet shows, carousel and train rides. Meet and chat with all the Christmas Characters who will be wandering the village street, you might even bump into Scrooge and mind he doesn’t spoil the Christmas cheer!  Christmas themed shops selling Christmas fare will ensure you can get in a bit of last minute shopping.  Explore our amazing planetarium and awe at the tinkling Christmas lights as this iconic village comes to life.

Reservations are necessary. For more details or to book visit www.shannonheritage.com or contact their central reservations office on 061 360788 or email reservations@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. 



Check prices and book online here

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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