Bunratty Castle And Folk Park
The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds.
The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base. We invite you to wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.
Open Year Round (except Good Friday & Dec 24th.,25th.,26th)
Bunratty Folk Park Times:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec: 9.30am – 5.30pm (Last Admission to Folk Park 4.15pm)
Apr, May, Sept, Oct: 9.00am – 5.30pm (Last Admission to Folk Park 4.15pm)
June – Aug; 9.00am – 6.00pm(Last Admission to Folk Park 5.15pm)
Bunratty Castle Times:
Last Admission to the Castle – 4pm Year round