Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.
Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. At evening time Medieval Banquets are held in the castle and are open to the public to enjoy
Bunratty Folk Park
Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub!
Bunratty Walled Garden
The gardens at Bunratty Folk Park have been restored to their former glory. The gardens are modeled on the original Regency period garden which supplied fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House (built in 1804) and are refurbished in typical Victorian style. This is your opportunity to experience one of the great gardens of Ireland.
The Bunratty Collection
Browse the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past. You can explore at your own leisure or join in a guided tour withour experienced guides. Enjoy a medieval banquet in one of the most accurately restored castles in Ireland. The banquets are held nightly where the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets. The banquets are held year round.
Admission is all year round. 9:00am- 5.30pm. Please be aware that the castle closes daily at 4pm to prepare for the Medieval Banquets. For more details see the Book Now page.