Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty 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.
Within the grounds is the folk park, where 19th Century life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings, including a schoolhouse, post office and doctor’s house in a living village setting. Bunratty Folk Park also includes Ardcroney Church, a former Church of Ireland building which was painstakingly moved, stone by stone, from County Tipperary, to Bunratty.
While at the Folk Park you can enjoy a beautiful walled garden surrounding Bunratty House, a mystical fairy trail, a fun-filled viking playground and an array of farm animals from donkeys, sheep, deer, goats, ducks, and cows!
If you are looking for something a little different you can enjoy a Medieval Banquet during your visit. Over 3 million people have experienced this unique medieval banquet since it’s inception. Enjoy a four course meal in this historic castle and be entertained by the world famous Bunratty Castle Singers. Enjoy music, song and dance while you dine in the Great Hall of Bunratty Castle.
Here at Treacys West County Hotel, Ennis we are located 15 minutes drive from the Bunratty Castle & Folk Park making us the perfect hotel for an overnight stay.
See What Our Guests Have To Say
“This was the first time in about 15 years that I have holidayed in Ireland. It was superb. This hotel is so suitable for families, kids club, swimming pool, really child friendly staff, good choice of food and excellent breakfast. On the way home we went by Father Ted’s house. I would really recommend Treacys West County Hotel In Ennis and County Clare as a holiday destination.”
‘Great Hotel for a Family Break Away’
“Great Hotel for a family break away, Activities for kids every evening. Leisure centre a bonus. We were beside all local places such as Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Father Ted’s house and the caves. Food was nice. Room was spacious. Staff Very helpful.”