Pa's Pet Farm & Farm Animals

Bunratty Folk Park is home to some of Ireland's cuddliest and cutest animals.

The paddocks of Bunratty Folk Park and Pa's Pet Farm are home to a variety of friendly animals.
Children and adults alike have the opporunity to learn about animals in a safe environment where education and fun combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience.

From Irish red deer and Irish Wolfhounds to goats and Connemara ponies, whatever the weather - indoors and outdoors, there's lots of fun to be had.

A safe & enjoyable experience

Named in memory of Pa Crowe, the person responsible for first introducing animals to the folk park in the 1960’s, Pa’s Pet Farm is Bunratty Castle and Folk Park’s newest attraction!

Here visitors can meet baby lambs, rabbits, ducks, goats, chickens and much more, all under the supervision of our expert farmers.  


Pa's Pet Farm

Our Paddocks

Conservation of rare breeds

We are very proud to showcase our animals in their natural environment, allowing to happily graze in the paddocks around the Folk park.

A visit to Bunratty Folk Park offers the unique opportunity to learn about these beautiful animals – how they are cared for, their feeding routines and how we ensure they experience the best level of care and comfort while resident here at Bunratty.

Learn about how we play our part in preserving breeds of animals in particular indigenous breeds of sheep, goats, cows, pigs, ponies, and poultry which would have been popular in the early 1900’s, the period on which the folk park is based upon.

Animal Adventure Trail

Find the animals

We are delighted to introduce a brand new Pa's Pet Farm Padddock Trail across Bunratty Castle and Folk Park this Summer.
Follow the trail around the 26 acres and seek out your favourite animals whilst enjoying all the delights the park has to offer.
For younger visitors why not downlaod our animal adventure checklist in advance of your visit.
Simply download the attachment below, bring along to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and see how many our our adorable animals you can spot during your visit.



Preview of Pa's Pet Farm at Bunratty Folk Park