Education FAQ's

Q. What time does Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Open
We open at 9am until 5pm with last admission to the Castle at 4pm (in peak season) 
Q. How do you pay for school tours?
Payment can be made in advance of your visit or upon arrival at admissions. Please note no groups can be admitted without full payment being received.
We accept the following:
Cheque - made payable to ‘Shannon Heritage LTD’
Bank Transfer*
Credit Card
*Please note Bank Transfers must be paid in advance of your booking. Please contact reservations on 061 711222
Q. What’s included in a school tour?
A self guided tour includes a Pa’s Pet Farm (Mid- May approx), Fairy Trail Exprerience, Viking Playground, Regency Walled Garden, Woodland Walks, Meeting the Village Characters, Baking Demonstrations (depending on the time of day) and a visit to the 15th Century Castle.
Q. What is not included?
 ‘Engage and Explore’ activity such as animal husbandry. This has a separate fee of €12.00.
Q. Is there a lunch area?
Where possible we provide a bag drop area and covered lunch area. We always advise visitors not to leave anything of value in their bags as the bag drop area cannot always be supervisied.
Q. What if the weather is bad?
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is an outdoor park and so is affected by weather. However there are plenty of buildings to duck into including a 15th Century Castle so cover is never too far away. We always advise groups to have a change of clothes on their bus just in case.
Q. Can teachers leave their groups with Bunratty Tour Guides?
No. Teachers must remain with their groups at all times. School groups remain the responsibility of their teachers while they are visiting.
Q. Are there are toilet facilities?
Yes we have ample facilities just to the right of the main entrance and near the playground.
Q. Is there wheelchair access?
The Folk Park is accessible by wheelchair and has full toilet facilities on site. Please note some of the paths are uneven in places. Unfortunately Bunratty Castle currently is not wheelchair accessible.