Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

mmerse yourself in Ireland’s rich medieval heritage and discover how life was like throughout the ages to present day, at Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction outside of Dublin.

After collecting you at your accommodation, we travel directly to Bunratty Castle. This magnificent Castle dates back to 1425, and was carefully restored in 1954. Containing furnishings, tapestries and relics of Medieval times it’s a real highlight to anyone’s visit to Ireland. Climbing to the top, there are some impressive views of the estuary, and of course the Castle is also famous night time  Medieval Banquets held all year round.

The Folk Park is set amongst 26 acres of meadow and woodland, and is a spectacular depiction of rural Irish life throughout the ages. As you walk in and out of a historic timeline of crofters cottages, there is a superb replica of a Victorian Village main street, complete with shops, pubs and eateries. Within the grounds there is the Bunratty Distillery where they make the only legal Potcheen (moonshine) in Ireland. Of course you can take a trip around to discover the distilling process, along with a Traditional Mead, a medieval beverage of Wine fermented with Honey.

Outside in Bunratty itself, there's 'Durty Nelly's'. One of Ireland's oldest pubs, it was once frequented by the castle Guards. 'Nellies's, is a brightly painted cottage built around 1620, with sawdusty floors situated on the banks of the Shannon. As we make our return to your accommodation don’t forget to ask your Chauffeur what other opportunities this great County offers.