Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Shannon Heritage, Bunratty, Clare

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Bunratty Castle

Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress 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.

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 with our experienced guides. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round.

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Opening hours

Admission is all year round : 9:30am-5:30pm

Closed on December : 24th, 25th & 26th

Last admission : 4pm (folk park 4:15pm)

Latitude: 52.6995684

Longitude: -8.8119222