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Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet provided by Knappogue Castle

Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet

Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
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About
Knappogue Castle was restored by the Andrew's family who very kindly allowed Shannon Heritage to use the Castle as a second venue for the growing numbers of tourist who wished to attend a banquet. From the outset quality was the objective. Professional producers, voice trainers and choreographers were employed and young Irish singers and musicians were trained to entertain to the highest standards.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Arrive a little before the starting time of your banquet at Knappogue Castle in Ennis, so you won’t miss a thing. Please note the characters you meet throughout the night are playing a part of someone who might have existed during the medieval times. This 2.5-hour banquet is being thrown for all the “guests” by the Earl. Be greeted at the castle’s front entrance by the Earl’s Butler and the ladies of the castle. They’ll take you over to Dalcassian Hall, where you can mingle with the castle entertainers, and try your own goblet of mead (a honey wine). During this experience, be serenaded by Irish music, and watch traditional Irish dances. Hear stories about the castle’s history, and 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. Please see the Itinerary below for the menu.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Arrive a little before the starting time of your banquet at Knappogue Castle in Ennis, so you won’t miss a thing. Please note the characters you meet throughout the night are playing a part of someone who might have existed during the medieval times. This 2.5-hour banquet is being thrown for all the “guests” by the Earl. Be greeted at the castle’s front entrance by the Earl’s Butler and the ladies of the castle. They’ll take you over to Dalcassian Hall, where you can mingle with the castle entertainers, and try your own goblet of mead (a honey wine). During this experience, be serenaded by Irish music, and watch traditional Irish dances. Hear stories about the castle’s history, and 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. Please see the Itinerary below for the menu.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42978P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Knappogue Castle
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Knappogue Castle
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
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    Knappogue Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    You are greeted at the main door of the castle by the Earl’s Butler and the Ladies of the castle where you proceed to the Dalcassian Hall. Mingle with the Castle Entertainers and savour a goblet of mead (honey wine). Enjoy music of the harp and fiddle followed by Medieval choral singing from the Ladies. The Earl’s Butler wittily recounts the history of the Castle finishing by explaining the ‘Rules of Chivalry’ practiced at Knappogue Castle and the dire consequences of breaching them!  Menu: Aperitif Mead ~ Smoked Irish Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Salad ~ Tomato & Basil Soup ~ Supreme of Chicken in a Veronique Sauce served with creamed potatoes and roasted root vegetables ~ 'Rastin' Apple & Cinnamon Cruch ~ Coffee / Tea Vegetarian Option: Tomato and Buffalo mozzarella tartlet with red Onion ~ Marmalade, garlic aioli -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Aperitif Mead ~ Smoked Irish Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Salad ~ Tomato and Basil Soup ~ Supreme of Chicken in Veronique Sauce served with Creamed Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables ~ 'Rastin' Apple and Cinnamon Crunch ~ Coffee/Tea Vegetarian Option: Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Tartlet with Red Onion ~ Marmalade, Garlic Aioli
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Ann J
1 contribution
Beautiful Evening
Oct 2019
What a fun evening. From the mead greeting throughout the evening we were transformed to the middle ages. Getting to be King and Queen of the evening was a special treat, but our whole group enjoyed the evening. The musicians were quite talented and the dancer was fantastic. Loved the harpist and violinist. All this and good food too. Recommend it for sure.
Written 19 October 2019
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Sylvia
1 contribution
Great time at Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I really enjoyed the music, dancing and delicious food. The young ladies' voices were lovely and Connor a great Irish dancer. The harpist and violinist added beautifully to the evening. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Dinner service was amazingly fast. The host of the evening was talented and made the whole program jolly. Didn't think we'd like the mead but it was very good.
Written 29 September 2019
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Ginger
Menlo Park, CA3 contributions
Authentic castle experience
Sep 2019 • Friends
A fun night at a more remote castle. The show was marvelous and very entertaining. We were greeted by the royalty of the castle who gave us a cup of mead. The dinner was delicious and well timed.
We loved the humor, music and dance which brought the evening to a close at 2130. So glad we included this in our itinerary.
Written 12 September 2019
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Julie S
Charleston, SC70 contributions
Entertaining evening
Aug 2019 • Couples
This was a part of our tour with CIE and I enjoyed the music, food, beverages and entertainment.
The dancers and singers were fabulous. One could imagine being a part of the festivities centuries ago.
Written 26 August 2019
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Sunshine
21 contributions
What a fun night
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's in a real castle.
The actors are wonderful.
The food was good.
A very entertaining evening.
Well recommended.
Written 30 July 2019
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,247 contributions
What a great time!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Came here as part of our land tour with Gate1. We had a really good time with all the role playing and music going on. The MC was fantastic as were the musicians, singers and the male tap dancer. They serve a honey wine which is probably ok as a desert wine, and also a white and red in pots, which leaves something to be desired. Unfortunately no beer, cocktails or any other wines. Food was good as was the service, well worth doing.
Written 20 July 2019
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Kim S
1 contribution
Great fun for family
Jun 2019 • Family
The Bunratty Castle dinner was sold out and the reviews for this were very good so I went ahead and booked it. I am so glad I did. The experience was great fun for the family and it felt less crowded and intimate than the other would have been. The dancing and music was great. The food was also very nice. A surprise since I was not expecting much. The couple we sat next to was staying at the castle. It is available for rent on Arbnb. I wish I had known that!! Seems like another fun idea.
I highly recommend this dinner/banquet.
Written 23 June 2019
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ahrensjim
Bridgewater, NJ11 contributions
I was here years back and glad I returned
May 2019 • Solo
I have visited several of the castles for their feasts, usually on my last night in Ireland. This year I was able to getr reservations in Knappogue Castle and am glad I did. I think this was the best show I have seen in the castles. Similar to what I saw back over 40 years ago but still I think the best of the castle shows I have seen.
Written 6 June 2019
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Sharon O
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada250 contributions
Fun, fun, fun and good food and entertainment. Recommend.
May 2019 • Couples
This was listed as an option in our Royal Irish Tour and so very glad we went.
Our group had a super fun time. Our guide nominated the perfect gent as our King and matched our Queen well too. They were such good sports.

I loved the mead. Wished we had more of it. The meal was unexpectedly good. They quickly substituted melon for the smoked salmon for my hubby and the chicken was well cooked and not dry. Plenty of food and wine. The smoked salmon was good, the tomato basil soup even better. Then the entertainment! Irish Harp, violinist and vocals and super stepping from the young man who’s part escapes me now but loved it all.

Worth the cost. A little off the beaten path for us as we were in Bunratty for the night but well worth the short drive.
Written 25 May 2019
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JohnHZylma
Benton, AR28 contributions
Great entertainment
May 2019 • Couples
Staying in Ennis for a couple days and wanted to take my wife to a medieval banquet. Originally tried for an early show at Bunratty but only had one ticket for day and time I wanted. Knappogue had several and so bought tickets for there. Left B&B early enough to stop by and look at Dromoland Castle and quick stop at Quin Abbey all close by. We arrived and strolled around the ground until they opened the doors. After a cup of mead, some music, and a little history of the Castle we were seated in the banquet hall. Had great food, wonderful music, entertainment (dancing and singing). I’ve been to Bunratty twice before and glad I choose Knappogue this time. More intimate crowd and just as good. Good job, highly recommend.
Written 8 May 2019
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Great value. The meal was good, the musicians and singers were fantastic. One of the female singers was could match
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Back once again for a wonderful night
Hat off once again to all the staff at the medieval banquet, from the moment you arrive your are treated as real lo
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An enjoyable 'Olde Irish' Theme night
The Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle provides an enjoyable night's entertainment, a wholesome meal and accompany
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Fabulous Time
The entertainment was very professional with great acting and beautiful singing. Our server, Vivian, had a splendi
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Lots of fun!
Four of us took in the 5:30 show...very enthusiastic staff treated us to a great meal full of interaction with the
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Donohue Family
Absolutely amazing!!! The amount of interaction between the cast and the guests was a delightful experience. You
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We came and made a stop by to see this castle but did not have tickets to stay. There was a dinner show in progres
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Amazing
I loved it so much. The songs, the play, the place ..Everything was perfect. + they have vegetarian food
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A Banquet At Magnificent Medieval Castle
Our tour group drove to the castle, it was awesome in size and set in beautiful grounds. We all recieved a warm Iri
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Festive But Too Crowded
The minstrels playing upon arrival and the entertainment throughout the evening were the highlights. The food was g
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Banquet Fit for a King!
Our evening was very memorable! The food was good, the entertainment lively and the mead was excellent! (so good t
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a Mighty Medieval Banquet
had a wonderful Medieval Banquet at this Castle, I wanted to experience this castle more than others as it has a mo
Rick B
Rick B
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Great experience
This attraction is a must. Food was incredible along with the entertainment. Jim did a great job as the lead, tak
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Medieval Banquet
Ten of us attended the Knappogue Medieval Banquet and it was just as fabulous as ever. This was perhaps my 5th or
sandyg995
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Wonderful evening of music, dance & good food
We attended Knappogue Castle’s medieval banquet back in 1996, and were delighted with our return visit this month.
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