Bunratty Castle with Folk Park is located about 15km west of Limerick on the place, which was once the island on the north bank of the River Shannon. It’s a very strategic location and was occupied by Vikings already in 970 as part of a Viking trading camp. The first Normans built a castle here, but then lost it. The Bunratty Castle was built and destroyed several times during its history. The castle, which stands there today, was built by the MacNamara family around 1425.
In this refurbished and very impressive citadel you can find collections of furniture, tapestries, paintings and sculptures from all over Europe. A part of castle are gardens and completely reconstructed 19th century village.
The Bunratty castle is now famous for its medieval banquets, at which the “Bunratty Singers” perform. You can also attend the medieval feast which takes place on the castle.
The Bunratty castle stands on an area of 26 acres of Bunratty Folk Park, where are over 30 typical village buildings including the school building, doctor’s house, post office and other.
The admission is €10.00 to the Castle and Folk park.
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