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Shannon Heritage

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty, Ireland
+353 61 360 788
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great to see irish history

Fab castle with rooms full of items rich in history. Staff are very helpful and know there history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jennifer s
Much more than expected

Take your time, more to explore than the castle. Hopefully you will get a chance to talk with one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colette H
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty, Ireland
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+353 61 360 788
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"bunratty castle"
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"original furniture"
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"delightful place"
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"narrow stairs"
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"farm animals"
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"traditional irish music"
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"medieval banquet"
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"costumed staff"
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"wonderful evening"
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"irish village"
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"step back in time"
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"great entertainment"
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"few hours"
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"corn barn"
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"cakes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fab castle with rooms full of items rich in history. Staff are very helpful and know there history of the castle. Theres a huge playground for the kids.

Thank jennifer s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time, more to explore than the castle. Hopefully you will get a chance to talk with one of the workers dressed in the times. Her name is Joan O'Brien and will give you more information and history in 10 min than you would...More

Thank Colette H
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We were there for the Feast at nighty and took a tour of this folk park. We really enjoyed the park and the local history. If you are going to the Feast in the evening you get a reduced rate for the park.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The folk park consists of recreated and authentic houses showing the history of Irish domestic life from one-roomed cottages for tenant farmers to more substantial houses for the better-off. Very interesting - lots to see.

Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Visited Bunratty Castle after being here 18 years ago, as part of a school tour. I loved it then, and my memories served me well. The place is as magical as ever. This time around, i had my wife and children with me. Travelling up...More

Thank Gerry B
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

It is over 30 years since our last visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. We were very impressed with what we saw. The Village is new to us but really wonderfully put together, we visited the Castle where we met an excellent medieval hostess...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

As part of a short holiday to Ireland, we wanted to get a glimpse of Irish history and culture; we had heard good things about the open-air museum in Bunratty, near Limerick, so we visited here: the highlight was definitely the reconstruction of an old...More

Thank Ted C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Excellent venue for the event. Only negative was the excessive prices for tea, scones, snacks etc and no price list on display

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

NOTE: I have been to Bunratty and it was worth the trip. This review is about that Shannon Heritage website. GET YOURSELVES UPDATED. Says that Dunguaire Castle is open year round for Banquet event. Not true. Same for others of your properties. Also, there is...More

3  Thank gypsypair
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A great place to see history, learn about Bunratty Castle, the folk park had shops as well and we were able to purchase Christmas type gifts and ornaments.

Thank Dawn E
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lornasilverlock
29 June 2017|
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Response from davidrein | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very much so. A well restored medieval castle and also a preserved village is a fascinating insight into Irish history. As long as he is not a 10yr old locked to his tablet!
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Diane N
5 March 2017|
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Response from snorm57 | Reviewed this property |
No 2 separate prices. We are Aussies and had never done anything like this before. Personally I preferred the dinner to the park. I would go again best interaction I have ever had!
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