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Bunratty, Ireland
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Enjoy a night of medieval enchantment at Bunratty Castle in Ireland, with a 4-course feast fit for a king included. Be welcomed by a kilted piper as you cross over the drawbridge and into the castle. Witness a crowning before making your way to the banquet room with long oak tables, bench seating, and candlelight. Listen to wonderful harp and fiddle music while you eat and drink wine, and then end the night with more medieval-themed surprises and music.
  • 2-hour medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle in County Clare, Ireland
  • Be greeted by the music of a kilted piper before watching a crowning
  • Enjoy a 4-course meal with wine and honey mead in a traditional medieval-themed banquet hall
  • Vegetarian options are available upon request at the time of booking
  • Listen to beautiful melodies played on an Irish harp and fiddle
  • Choose between a 5:30pm or an 8:45pm start time
  • This banquet is not wheelchair accessible
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Beverages
Dinner
Unlimited wine
Live entertainment
No beer available

Departure Point

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, Shannon Heritage Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty Ireland
5:30 PM
Arrive a little before the starting time of your banquet at Bunratty Castle in County Clare, so you won’t miss a thing. Please note the characters you meet throughout the evening are playing a part of someone who might have existed during the medieval times.

This 2-hour banquet is being thrown by Earl of Thomond. Be greeted at the castle’s front entrance by a playing piper in a kilt, then cross over the drawbridge into the castle and be offered a ‘Bite of Friendship’ by your host.

During this experience, make a toast with honey mead, watch the crowning of the Earl and his lady, and be serenaded by Irish music. Enjoy a 4-course meal by candlelight in a traditional medieval banquet hall with long wooden tables and wooden benches. You're in store for a lovey night filled with food, friendship, music, and a few surprises.
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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious banquet at this majestic 15th century Bunratty Castle. The Earl’s Butler welcomes guests from the four corners of the world toasting an era of great Irish taste with excellent food, fine wine, and honey mead. When you arrive at Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet, a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. You will ascend the Castle steps crossing over the drawbridge to the 'Bite of Friendship' offered by one of the Hostesses. Upon entering the Great Hall resplendent with tapestries and furniture of the 16th Century, savor a goblet of Mead while mingling with the Ladies of the Castle. The Castle’s history is related followed by a medieval Madrigal. Witness the crowning of the Earl & Lady before descending to the Banquet Hall where bench seating, candle-lights, and long oak tables reflect the Banqueting style of the medieval era. While partaking of a sumptuous four course dinner with fine wines, delight to the dulcet tones of the Ladies of the Castle accompanied by Irish Harp and Fiddle. The Butler seeks the Lords approval for all dishes brought before him. However, a scoundrel is revealed who must be brought before the Earl who decides his fate. The 35-minute spectacle which follows dinner is a superb selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Shannon Heritage
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle Ticket?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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star-5
Amazingly fun experience for everyone!
JOHNATHAN_K
, Aug 2022
A wonderful time was had. They plan a great dinner with fantastic entertainment. Funny and well done. Music performances were impressive. Highly recommend!
star-5
Bunratty Medieval Feast is Awesome
Robert_N
, Jul 2022
The medieval feast is so well done! This is the third time we have attended this event and will go again the next time we are in Ireland. The music and singing is amazing and the program, which includes audience participation is so much fun! All this inside this amazing castle is the perfect experience!!! Thanks to everyone who puts on this event!! Bob and Shelley
star-4
Great musicians
melindamriley
, Jul 2022
Music was very well done and enthusiasm catching! Food was plentiful and probably very close to what was served back then, but overly heavy on mushy veggies. Also the white wine and red wine didn’t agree with me.
star-5
A must do!
Dorothy_K
, Jul 2022
The entertainment and humor was great! So was the food and our 11 yr. old grandchildren enjoyed eating with their fingers! We had attended 35 years ago with our children and they loved it then! For both trips it was our final night in Ireland and it was a great way to end our trip.
star-5
Great way to spend a dinner!
Donna_H
, Jul 2022
Excellent night - beautiful, well performed music and entertaining, well humored acting by all involved.
star-5
A wonderfully heartening...
Mikah_S
, Jun 2022
A wonderfully heartening experience with lots of fun and laughter. The staff expertly guide you through the evening delivering a spectacle of traditional music and tasty food including a little audience participation. If you come to Ireland this is an experience not to be missed.
star-5
Excellent!
Terra_H
, Jun 2022
Wonderfully entertaining and excellent food. I loved that the singers/musicians were also the hosts of the tables (served and interacted with the patrons all while staying in “character”. I would definitely recommend! .
star-5
A fun evening
JohnR_C
, May 2022
Strictly a tourist thing but great fun and very well done. The setting in Bunratty Castle is great and the performers are top notch. A fun evening.
star-5
Great Evening of Fun!
Julie_W
, May 2022
Our experience with Bunrutty Castle Medieval Dinner was awesome! We loved the whole evening and felt it was one of our favorite events in Ireland.
star-5
A feast for the senses
Sophie_C
, May 2022
The food was delicious and the entertainment was spectacular. From the moment you arrive you will experience a feast for your senses. A must do on your list.
star-5
An amazing experience
Katherine_M
, May 2022
The banquet was fantastic! The food was delicious and the musicians were incredibly talented. We’d love to come again.
star-5
A memorable step back in time in a magical setting dispite the rain.
Jim_M
, Apr 2022
The whole evening was memorable. Extremely professional and efficiently run. The music and singing was lovely. A lovely addition to our Easter weekend.
star-4
Felt like the real thing!
Jean_P
, Nov 2019
Some of the people in our family of 9 scheduled for the banquet were a bit concerned that it might be "corny" ... but it wasn't corny at all! It was so well-done! The food was really good and we enjoyed eating with only our "daggers" or our fingers! The entertainment was superb - the entertainers were very well-rehearsed and we heard Irish songs, the most beautiful Irish harp I've ever heard, the violin and more. The "Lord" of the banquet was very convincing and it was hilarious to have him include guests from the banquet in his routine! (I regret not wearing medieval attire!) And, yes, the wine is "unlimited"!! The experience of actually feasting in a castle that has seen so much of history was an experience that I will never forget. I'm so glad that we were able to do this. 18 thumbs up!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful time
Storyteller429259
, Nov 2019
Food was very good except that the ribs were a wee grizzly. The entertainment was excellent the whole experience is well worth it.
star-5
Fantastic!!!
mandycrane1985
, Oct 2019
This was such a great time!! Everyone was so nice. The show was funny and had amazing music. Would definitely do it again!
star-4
Banquet
Kathleen_S
, Sep 2019
We were treated with great respect, especially since we were walking with canes. We were seated at the end of a front bench to enable us to get in and out easily. The food and entertainment were very good. We enjoyed the evening.
star-5
Excellent evening!
Holly_F
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed our evening. Fun music, great story line and wonderful performers. The story telling was fun and the food was great. A really lovely evening in an authentic castle. Some difficult stairs up and down, but nothing unmanageable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun Medieval Banquet
OnAir60596397078
, Aug 2019
We had a very enjoyable time at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. The mead they served us when they first greeted us was very tasty, the main courses were spare ribs and game hen, the songs they sang sounded authentic, and the actors seemed to be having a good time, which made it fun for everyone!
star-4
Would Be Perfect If Less Cramped
Susan_O
, Aug 2019
The entertainment was delightful, the food was good, I'd really love to give it five stars. However, it was extremely cramped. They need to reduce the number of people at each table by at least four and spread the guests out a little. I was sitting so close to both people next to me that I was burning up the whole time. Also, even though I booked the dinner months in advance (in fact, only a few days after the date/time became available, as I had been checking consistently), our seats were terrible. We were way off to the side and sitting facing away from the entertainers. I couldn't turn around to watch very well due to being jammed in there so tightly. It's a shame, because it has the potential to be so good. All they need to do is book a few fewer people and it would be excellent.
star-5
‘An experienced not to be missed’
Linda R
, Jun 2019
Our third time at Bunratty Medieval night, all the way from New Zealand, and it won’t be our last. We bought friends with us this time and they thought it was fabulous too.

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