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- Directions: Located just off the main dual carriageway between Shannon and Limerick. Route N18. Latitude = 52.7038, Longitude = -8.8169
- Opening hours: Open daily, year round 9.00 – 17.30 (last admission to Park 16.15, to Castle 16.00). Closed Dec 24th & 25th. Varying categories including family, seniors, and children.
- Admission Prices: Adult €15.00 (Mar-31 Oct 2012); €12.00 (1st Nov-28 Feb 2013) OAP €9.45 Student €10.00 Child €9.00 Family - 2 Adults & 2 Children €33.60 Family - 2 Adults & up to 6 Children €38.00 (01 Mar 11-31 Oct 11) Winter Family - 2 Adults & 6 Children €30.00 Schools Group €5.75 Banquet Guest €9.60
Bunratty Castle and Folk ParkBunratty Clare - Ireland West
A visit to County Clare should always include a trip to Bunratty Castle & the adjoining Folk Park. The castle, built in 1425, was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and houses the Bunratty Collection: 450 pieces of medieval furniture and artifacts. At nighttime the castle is the impressive setting for its popular medieval banquets, held year round. Within the grounds is the folk park, where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings, including a schoolhouse, post office and doctors house in a living village setting. Bunratty Folk Park also includes Ardcroney Church, a former Church of Ireland building which was painstakingly moved, stone by stone, from County Tipperary to Bunratty. Another reconstructed feature is Hazelbrook House, (rebuilt in the Folk Park in 2001) which was the family home of the Hughes Brothers. They produced HB icecream, which became an Irish household name and visitors to Hazelbrook House will learn about icecream making, from farm dairy to the modern day production plant. During the summer months, meet Folk Park characters such as the 'Bean An Tí' (woman of the house), schoolteacher and policeman as they go about their daily lives. As the Bean An Tí is often found baking brown bread, porter cake, apple tart and griddle bread, you may be able to sample some delicious home baking.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)61 36 0788
Fax:+353 (0)61 36 1020
Address: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty, Co Clare, Republic Of Ireland