Knappogue Castle Banquet

Knappogue Castle has been standing amid the lush green fields of Quin, Co. Clare since 1467. The Castle banquet features a colourful programme of music, song, and dance toasting the Kings of Ireland through an entire evening of excellent food and wines.  

Knappogue Castle banquet is a fun and animated experience. You are greeted at the main door of the castle by the Earl’s Butler and the Ladies of the castle where you proceed to the Dalcassian Hall. Mingle with the Castle Entertainers and savour a goblet of mead (honey wine).

Enjoy music of the harp and fiddle followed by Medieval choral singing from the Ladies. The Earl’s Butler wittily recounts the history of the Castle finishing by explaining the ‘Rules of Chivalry’ practiced at Knappogue Castle and the dire consequences of breaching them!

Once all are seated in the banqueting hall, the newly instated Earl receives his sword of office and presides over the proceedings. While partaking of a sumptuous four course dinner with the finest wines, the Ladies of the Castle accompanied by Irish harp and fiddle will entertain you. The Butler seeks the Lord’s approval for all dishes presented to him before they can be served. However, there is a scoundrel who ignores the Butler’s warnings about gallantry. He is brought before the Earl for judgement!

The 35 minute spectacle which follows dinner takes you on a magical musical journey of music, song and dance from medieval times through to the 20th century. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours.  The price includes entrance fee, government taxes, service charge, food, wine and entertainment.

The banquet runs nightly from April to October at 6:30pm. Reservations are necessary.

Banquet Menu

Aperitif – Mead
Smoked Irish Salmon
with Cucumber and Dill Salad
Tomato & Basil Soup
Supreme of Chicken in a Veronique Sauce served with
creamed potatoes and roasted root vegetables
Apple & Cinnamon Cruch 
Tea / Coffee
Vegetarian Option
Tomato and Buffalo mozzarella tartlet with red Onion Marmalade, garlic aioli

(For private / incentive groups we offer upgraded menus according to the client’s

If you have questions about the Knappogue Castle Banquet please contact us. If you would like to book a ticket for this event please go to our online booking system.

Admission is between April and October. 6:30pm. Reservations are necessary. For more details see the Book Now page.

Please note Knappogue Castle does not open to visitors during the day.