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Bunratty Castle

Now Open

We are delighted to announce that in line with Government guidelines, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is now open. With 26 acres of woodland wonderland, fairy trail, nature trails, Viking playground and our idyllic walled gardens to explore, social distancing is not a issue at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. 

Opening Times
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm daily.  

In order to ensure we can deliver a safe & enjoyable experience for all visitors and in line with public health guidelines, we are advising all guests to pre-book tickets online, availing of our 10% discount. Walk-in visitor numbers will be limited and we cannot guarantee entry on a walk-in basis. 

Online bookings will be prioritised over walk-ins & should we reach our maximum capacity for any given slot, walk-ins will be declined entry to that slot.

Book online now for a 10% discount.

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Bunratty Collection

Finest collection of medieval furniture in the country

Bunratty Castle was in ruins in the mid 20th century and was in danger of being demolished for stone. Viscount Gort, a mediaevalist bought the castle in 1953 for a nominal sum, saving it for posterity. Encouraged by a small group of individuals, including the archaeologist John Hunt, they set about returning the castle to its former splendour.

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Plan Your Visit

Shannon International Airport is on our doorstep with scheduled services from North America, Europe & the UK on a daily basis with all the main international carriers.

When you arrive in Bunratty

Located just off the N18 between Limerick & Ennis.You can’t miss the Castle! A tourist once asked the question, why did they build the castle so close to the motorway!? Free parking is available at the castle year-round.

Contact Reservations on 00353 (0)61 711222

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Shannon Heritage is constantly looking at ways to enhance our customer experiences with value adding products and services.

We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users. 

Both cards offer special admission rates to all Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in Counties: Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. 

Members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at Shannon Heritage operated Tea Rooms and Gift Shops.

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