Céilí in the Kitchen

Irish music, song and dance show

Join us for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping evening celebrating the very best in Irish music, song and dance as we welcome you to our Céilí in the Kitchen! Operating on selected dates April to September at 7.00pm.

Ceilí in the Kitchen

Origins of the Show

In the olden days, a Céilí or seisiún in an Irish kitchen, was a unique celebration often hosted in Irish homes the evening prior to an emigrant's departure from rural Ireland to the United States. 

Usually hosted by the emigrant's parents, this celebration, was attended by kinfolk and neighbours and featured the liberal consumption of food and drink, and exhibited a seemingly incongruous mixture of grief and gaity, expressed in lamentations, music, singing and dancing.  


Bunratty Folk Park

Like the Céilí's of olden days, meet our "Fear an Tí" (Man of the House) as he welcomes you into his kitchen, for an evening full of laughter, song, music and dance. Enjoyed over a fine feast of local and traditional Irish Fayre, house wines and great company, visitors are invited to sit back and relax as the finest Irish musicans, dancers and singers in the West of Ireland put on a performance to remember.

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Céilí in the Kitchen

Welcome to our Céilí in the Kitchen


Highlights of the Show

  • Unique and rustic setting in the heart of Bunratty Folk Park
  • Performances by award winning traditional Irish musicians and dancers.
  • ​Traditional Irish Dance Performances
  • Performances by some of the West of Ireland's top musical talents
  • Brush Dance
  • Contemporary Irish dance performance
  • 4 Course Meal with house wines.

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Sample the best in Irish Traditional Fayre

Irish Cream Liqueur
Mead Honey Wine

Egg Mayonnaise Salad

Traditional Irish Stew served with Boiled Potatoes
Poached Irish Salmon in a White Wine & Dill Sauce served with Seasonal Vegetables & Boiled Potatoes 

Homemade Apple Pie with fresh Cream

Freshly brewed Tea and Coffee served with traditional Irish bram brack

Meal is served with a choice of red and white wines.

Vegetarian & Vegan Options also available

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Dinner Menu


See what our visitors have to say

Great idea for our last night in Ireland

"Flying out of Shannon next morning, this was a perfect way to spend our last evening. The dancing and music were great, storytelling was interesting. A couple of good sports were chosen to dance with the ladies on stage. Very entertaining. Lamb stew was very tender. White and red wine served with meal"

Excellent meal and Irish step dancing!

"This is an excellent night out. The drinks were excellent, the meal is very good, and the show is wonderful. I would highly recommend seeing this"
Chuck, New Mexico

Fantastic show, great meal!

"My wife and I went to this dinner show while visiting Bunratty area. If you are in the area, GO FOR SURE! Guaranteed good time. Dancers and music was Trad and very authentic! Can't say enough good things."
Jeff and Laurie, Pennsylvania

Thoroughly enjoyed this dinner & show

"We had a marvelous time at this show! The dancers, musicians, singers and host were all amazing. We have been to dinner entertainment shows in Ireland on a previous trip and this show was our favorite.
The food was actually better than we were expecting. They offered a vegetarian option which was helpful.
The glass of Irish cream or mead upon arrival was a nice touch."

Debbie, Arizona.

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