Bunratty Medieval Banquet 8:30 pm Seating
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Rathy River. From here The Earl ruled over his Chiefdom and entertained lavishly; in fact he was famous for his hospitality. Following this tradition of hospitality, the world renowned Bunratty Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly throughout the year.
For over 40 years the Ladies of the Castle, aided and abetted by the Earl's Butler, have welcomed guests from the four corners of the globe to join them at The Earl's Banquet. The entertainment provided by the superb Bunratty Singers is a fitting compliment to a four course meal, a lively meal reception and of course good wine. We invite you to enjoy an unforgettable evening in the splendor of this magnificent castle.
Guests reach the Castle through the Entrance Cottage and a short atmospheric walk through the Folk Park to the Castle Gate. There a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. Then up the Castle steps and over the drawbridge to the 'Bite of Friendship' offered by one of the hostesses.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
Ending point:Bunratty Banquet Hall
5:30pm and 8:30pm
Transportation to/from, time to explore the castle
Bunratty Castle, Bunratty Co. Clare is located 6 miles from Shannon Airport just off the main dual carriageway (motorway) between Shannon and Limerick. Follow the directional signs which are visible from the N18.
Does not operate on Good Friday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Subject to availability.
The seating capacity is 141 seats, with limited baby chairs available.