Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is one of Ireland’s premier visitor attractions. When you visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park you are invited to explore two wonderful experiences – the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.
The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds. The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base. We invite you to wander through 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. Bunratty Castle closes each day at 4pm to prepare for the Medieval Banquet.
Each night the Ladies of the Castle, aided and abetted by the Earl's Butler, welcome guests from the four corners of the globe to dine at The Earl's Banquet at Bunratty Castle. The entertainment provided by the world renowned entertainers is a fitting compliment to a mead reception, a four course feast, and of course good wine.
Join the Earl of Thomond in the splendor of the main guard of Bunratty Castle for a dinner experience not to be missed!
Entertainment is provided by the world renowned Bunratty Castle Entertainers accompanied by harp and violin
The evening begins with a mead reception in the Great Hall of the castle, then downstairs to enjoy a four course meal with red & white wine
Then relax and enjoy the entertainment.
The Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly at either 5.30pm (finish 7.45pm approx) or 8.45pm (finish 11pm approx).