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Bunratty Castle

The most complete and authentic Castle in Ireland

Ireland's iconic Bunratty Castle is a must on your itinerary to Ireland.  Named after the river Raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement.  The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies. Graciously restored in the 1960's and furnished by Lord Gort's magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle. 

*Last Entry to Folk Park is 16:30 and last entry to Bunratty Castle is 16:00

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Banquet

World Famous Bunratty Banquet - Let's make memories

The lifestyle of medieval Ireland is recaptured at the Castles with our medieval banquet nights. Once the preserve of the nobility who resided in these fortresses, it can now be experienced by everyone. 

Over 3 million people have experienced this unique medieval banquet since it's inception. Delight in a four course meal in this historic castle and be entertained by the world famous Bunratty Castle Singers. Enjoy Music, song and dance while you dine in the Great Hall of Bunratty Castle.
 


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"A must see attraction for the whole family. Thoroughly recommended!"

D Laughlin, County Clare

 

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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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Membership

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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