Bunratty Castle was built in 1425 by the MacNamaras and then passed to the O'Briens who were Earl of Thomond. The Castle is furnished with mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings. Medieval Banquets are held in the Castle year round, subject to demand. Bunratty folk park recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Ireland. Visitors can for example view farmhouses of various economic backgrounds, a watermill, church and village street. A new Irish show, Style-Stories of Irish Dance is held in the Folk Park from April to October. The walled garden at 19th century Bunratty House has been sensitively restored and the folk park vernacular gardens have been restored with the assistance of an ERDF grant through the Great Gardens.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Bunratty Castle and Folk Park for directions and precise location prior to your visit.