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Bluegrass Festival at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, October 11th

Winter Music

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park will feature a special day of Bluegrass music on Sunday October 11th from 12 noon to 5 pm. This special day will be part of the Bunratty Bluegrass Festival which will feature a number of great gigs in the village of Bunratty from October 9th – 11th. Visit for further details on this great weekend!

On Sunday October 11th Bunratty Castle and Folk Park will feature 8 scheduled sessions.

Visitors will be entertained by the best of traditional music provided by members of the Sixmilebridge Folk Club, Frank Custy and friends and the Lyons Family. The bluegrass sessions on the day will feature The Grove Band (UK), The Corn Potato Band (USA), The new Breadwinners (Dublin) & the Oldtown Ramblers (Galway). See the gig line-up below:


bluegrass line up


Visitors will also be able to explore the 15th Century castle and the folk park which is a stunning recreation of 19th century Ireland. 

 Normal admission rates to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park apply on the day (book on line at  for cheaper rates) – e.g. Adults €15,  Seniors €9.45, Family of 2 adults and 2 children €33.60, Family of 2 adults and up to 6 children €38.00