Visitors to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park are in for a whirlwind weekend of egg-citement at the Shannon Heritage Easter bank holiday bonanza. The iconic castle and folk park will play host to Easter themed celebrations across Saturday 8th to Easter Monday 10th of April.
A mix of talented performers will mesmerise guests with their tricks, skills and stories. Highlights will include “The Wobbly Circus”,
a fun-filled one-man show, including fire-juggling, unicycle, circus skills and more.
On Saturday 8th
of April, the Living History Military Camp
will get underway. Audiences will witness a fascinating living history display and military camp re-enactment and hear from the Military History Club about Spanish-Irish history. This interactive educational and entertaining activity will transport visitors back in time through exciting stories and the sights, sounds and smells of the era.
Speaking in the lead up to the event, Events Manager, Marie Brennan said, “Easter is the perfect time for families who want to spend time together and create some magical memories. Our team here at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park have been hard at work preparing this fantastic weekend of entertainment, and as always have gone the extra mile for all our guests.
“What Easter celebration is complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, so we will have the Bunratty Easter Bunny fluffing his tail and hopping about, to meet with all the boys and girls at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this Easter.”
“We will also have entertainer extraordinaire, Garry Rossiter, on Sunday 9th and Easter Monday 10th April who combines juggling, comedy and audience participation in his fun filled entertainment show. Gary performs knife juggling, fire eating, stilt walking and balancing acts. His show “Juggling Danger” is not to be missed!”
Back by popular demand are some firm favourites with the delightful performances of the Wicked Bikke Puppet Show
, while the old Irish tradition of iron-working will feature on the Easter schedule of activities with a Blacksmith Demonstration
. Visitors to the park will get to see first-hand how these farm tools are made, hear about the history of blacksmiths profession in Ireland and how skills were nurtured and lovingly passed on from generation to generation.
Visitors can pop by and say hello to Mickey Joe the Seanchaí for a fire side chat and enjoy his captivating stories of times past, or hop on board the Bunratty Express, and enjoy a magical train ride through the woodland wonderland that is Bunratty Folk Park. Pass the enchanting fairy village, the folk park paddocks - home to Irish Red Deer, wave hello to many of the friendly folk park animals and marvel at the beautifully reconstructed Ardcroney Church and many more delightful sights in between.
Easter at Bunratty takes place from 10.30am – 5.00pm from Saturday 8th April to Easter Monday 10th April.
For more see: www.bunrattycastle.ie/events/easter
Pictured are Ollie Fitzgerald (8) and Billy Fitzgerald (3) from Clarecastle, Co.Clare with the Bunratty Easter Bunny and Easter Chick. No Repro Fee. Pic by Brian Arthur