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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park


Bunratty Folk Park is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Bunratty. It’s stunning location is located just a 20 minute drive from Old Ground Hotel in Clare which is easily accessible through the M18 along the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s time to pack your picnic bag and get on the road!

Bunratty Folk Park dates back to the 1800’s and has been a popular attraction throughout the years. The park is spread along 26 acres providing vivid views and an exquisite photography background for selfies. The ancient park boasts over 30 buildings in a unique rural setting.

Bunratty Castle is famous for being the most complete and authentic castle in Ireland. Dating back to 1250, Robert De Muscegros undertook the task of building the first defence fortress. Soon after, the town of Bunratty became a large town with over 1,000 inhabitants. Today, the majestic views are explored by visitors from all over the world.

The Village Street is a once in a lifetime experience portraying Ireland’s unique historic features. Experience village life in the 19th century on the doorstep of our Ennis hotel with buildings including Pawnbrokers, Doctor’s House, School, Hardware Shop and much more! During the 19th century, these buildings were extremely popular amongst the country residents.

The Viking Playground and Farm Animals send kids into a world of creativity and fun. The playground is located at the end of village street and boasts a vintage theme. Kids can climb the tower and overlook the beautiful views of the country landscape. Let the energy flow along the 25m zip line speeding through the wind while the smiles beem across their faces. There’s no doubt that the kids will sleep through the night after an action-packed and fun-filled adventure at The Viking Park.

The Regency Walled Garden at Bunratty House portrays vivid cocktail of colours for a scenic view of the landscape highlighting the historic nature of the gardens which have recently been restored with special attention to colourful plants.

After your long day of exploring the views of Bunratty Folk Park, why not visit Mr. O’ Regans cafe? The marvelous cafe provides a full menu including a healthy breakfast menu for all of the early risers, a range of tea and coffees and a delicious pastry menu to enjoy with a hot drink! The Cafe also provides an angelic knitwear range for all ages.

Pre-booking your trip to Bunratty Folk Park is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. You can also receive 10% off your tickets. Please be aware that the last entry to the park is 16:00 daily.