• ‘Tales of Craggaunowen’ School Tour Competition 2018

      Be in with a chance to win unlimited access to Craggaunowen for the 2018/2019 season, free school tour to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park with lunch and transport for a group of up to 50 students

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      Be in with a chance to win unlimited access to Craggaunowen for the 2018/2019 season & more   FIND OUT MORE  

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    • Movies at KJC

      MOVIES AT KING JOHNS CASTLE

      Sunday June 17th Family favourite .... SHREK -3PM 80's Classic .... STAND BY ME - 8PM

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      Sunday June 17th Family favourite .... SHREK -3PM 80's Classic .... STAND BY ME - 8PM   FIND OUT MORE  

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      Shannon Heritage Annual Membership

      We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users.

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      Explore all the benefits of a Shannon Heritage Membership Card   FIND OUT MORE  

    • GPO Witness History private events

      GPO Witness History is a truly unique space available for private events. This iconic building offers a unique surrounding for a reception or sit down dinner, right at the very heart of Dublin.

      GPO Witness History is a truly unique space available for private events.  

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      BUNRATTY CASTLE MEDIEVAL BANQUET

      You are transported back in time to dine "Medieval Style". The entertainment is provided by the world renowned entertainers and is a fitting compliment to a mead reception, a four course feast, and of course good wine.

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      YOU WILL BE TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME TO DINE "MEDIEVAL STYLE"   FIND OUT MORE  

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      IRISH EVENING AT BUNRATTY

      The Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park is the perfect setting for a celebration of all the best traditions of Ireland. You will enjoy good home cooked food, excellent wine and join in the music and song... you might even learn a step or two!

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      CELEBRATE THE BEST TRADITIONS OF IRELAND IN THE CORN BARN   FIND OUT MORE  

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      DUNGUAIRE’S CASTLE BANQUET

      An evening of superb music, song and storytelling awaits you at Dunguaire Banquet on the majestic shores of Galway Bay, one of Ireland’s most picturesque locations. The castle is an inspirational place, commanding the shores of Galway Bay and famed in story and song.

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      AN EVENING OF SUPERB MUSIC, SONG AND STORYTELLING AWAITS YOU   FIND OUT MORE  

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      KNAPPOGUE CASTLE MEDIEVAL BANQUET

      The medieval banquet at Knappogue is a fresh experience in every way. You are greeted at the main door of the castle by the Earl’s Butler and the Ladies of the castle. The Earl’s Butler relates the history of the Castle finishing by explaining the ‘Rules of Chivalry’ practiced at Knappogue Castle!

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      THE MEDIEVAL BANQUET AT KNAPPOGUE IS A FRESH EXPERIENCE IN EVERY WAY   FIND OUT MORE  

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    • Traditional Irish Evening 2 big

      IRISH EVENING AT BUNRATTY

      The Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park is the perfect setting for a celebration of all the best traditions of Ireland. You will enjoy good home cooked food, excellent wine and join in the music and song... you might even learn a step or two!

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      CELEBRATE THE BEST TRADITIONS OF IRELAND IN THE CORN BARN   FIND OUT MORE  

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    • girl and animals

      BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK

      You won’t find a living museum like this anywhere else in Ireland. Just unwind and take in the scents from the home baking and the turf fires, the hens and cockerels as they annoy the Falabella pony!

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      YOU WON’T FIND A LIVING MUSEUM LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE IN IRELAND   FIND OUT MORE  

    • BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK

      You won’t find a living museum like this anywhere else in Ireland. Just unwind and take in the scents from the home baking and the turf fires, the hens and cockerels as they annoy the Falabella pony!

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      YOU WON’T FIND A LIVING MUSEUM LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE IN IRELAND   FIND OUT MORE  

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      KING JOHN’S CASTLE - BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE

      This 13th century Castle has re-opened following a multi million euro investment. Explore the brand new visitor centre with state of the art interpretive activities and exhibitions.

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      LEARNING THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY WITH OUR MAGICAL INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS   FIND OUT MORE  

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      CRAGGAUNOWEN – THE LIVING PAST EXPERIENCE

      Craggaunowen gives you a real opportunity to play at being part of history; it brings so many stories to life. Here, it’s easy to imagine people dressed like Robin Hood

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      A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT BEING PART OF HISTORY   FIND OUT MORE  

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      DUNGUAIRE’S CASTLE

      The coastal setting and imposing castle creates a lovely scene for you to enjoy. When you visit you will understand why it’s the most ‘photographed’ castle in Ireland.

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      YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY IT’S THE MOST ‘PHOTOGRAPHED’ CASTLE IN IRELAND   FIND OUT MORE  

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      MALAHIDE CASTLE & GARDENS

      Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. We can explore the history of Malahide Castle and Gardens by looking at the lives, experiences and adventures of the Talbot Family.

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      MALAHIDE CASTLE AND GARDENS IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CASTLES IN IRELAND   FIND OUT MORE  

    • GPO WITNESS HISTORY VISITOR CENTRE

      GPO Witness History is a new permanent visitor attraction located in the historical and iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and spectacular visitor attraction focuses on the 1916 Easter Rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and also how Ireland has developed since.

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    • KING JOHN’S CASTLE

      Take a fresh look at King John’s Castle and experience Limerick’s history as you have never done before… A brand new visitor experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.

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      TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT KING JOHN’S CASTLE AND EXPERIENCE LIMERICK’S HISTORY   FIND OUT MORE  

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      KING JOHN’S CASTLE

      Take a fresh look at King John’s Castle and experience Limerick’s history as you have never done before… A brand new visitor experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.

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      TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT KING JOHN’S CASTLE AND EXPERIENCE LIMERICK’S HISTORY   FIND OUT MORE  

    • KING JOHN’S CASTLE - BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE

      Take a fresh look at King John’s Castle and experience Limerick’s history as you have never done before… A brand new visitor experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable archaeology and 21st century technology to help you discover the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.

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      TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT KING JOHN’S CASTLE AND EXPERIENCE LIMERICK’S HISTORY   FIND OUT MORE  

    • KING JOHN’S CASTLE - BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE

      Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle. Enjoy the sights and sounds of medieval Limerick and let touch screen technology connect you to tales of siege and warfare.

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      TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT KING JOHN’S CASTLE AND EXPERIENCE LIMERICK’S HISTORY   FIND OUT MORE  

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Viking Craggaunowen NEWS

Viking Invasion of Craggaunowen this May Bank Holiday Sunday

You better prepare yourself and hide your valuables because the Vikings are going to be rampaging through the lands of Craggaunowen in celebration of Bealtaine! Shannon Heritage has announced a spectacular Viking celebration taking place this May Bank holiday Sunday at Craggaunowen – the Living Past visitor attraction in Co. Clare. On Sunday 6th May from 11am -5pm you’ll feel as if you are travelling back through time to an era when Vikings warriors roamed Ireland.

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Red Deer Returning to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Red deer can once again be seen roaming the grounds of Bunratty Castle and Folk Parkin Co. Clare. Shannon Heritage is delighted to announce that the deer, which arrive in the park this week, include two females currently in calf and due to give birth in May. There will also be a young stag arriving at Bunratty.

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