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“Great Banquet”

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
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Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Bunratty
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Banquet”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The experience of a Medieval Banquet is quite something. The entertainers do a wonderful job. Just be sure you are not the one they throw in the dungeon. For the most part the food was good. the ribs were a little salty but edible. All the eating is done with your fingers, no utensils. A great time was had and it is highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank John O
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Entertainment was great, food average”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The evening entertainment was very good, however the food was a little disappointing.
You are only given a steak knife or you could use your fingers to eat your meal with.
The seating is a little cramped and bench type.
Overall a good night, more of an entertaining experience than a culinary adventure!

Visited July 2014
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Eugene, Oregon
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A must see and do experience!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We did the late seating at this dinner (8:30) and we arrived about 20 minutes early so it provided us with an opportunity to walk around the attached Folk Park, even though it was closed. It was so cute we wished our travel time would have allowed us to come back when it was open. But the castle dinner was so much fun! The actors wore beautiful costumes, sang cute madrigals and carried us back in time. The first room we saw of the castle was furnished with beautiful antiques and tapestries. The dining hall was arranged with long banquet tables and the food was served family style. The meal was served in four courses and went with the telling of a story. The food was not as I had feared. It was actually quite good. There were pitchers of red and white wine freely available to all. It was a fun evening that I would highly recommend if you are in the area.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Sbow2
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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Just an amazing medieval experience”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The evening in the Castle with the medieval Banquet was amazing , excellent food with lots of wine. The staff is excellent Great Music in Irish and English & Entertainment” .Atmospheres was historic! was amazed enjoying the beautiful harp and violin music performed by period costumed musicians a fabulous night. A must to see in Ireland specially when you are in Bunratty :)

Visited July 2014
Thank Claudia O
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Sammamish, Washington
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We weren't sure whether the Medieval Banquet would be a waste of time and money or actually entertaining and worthwhile. We were pleasantly surprised. The authentic castle had beautiful period tapestries. We learned some historical facts, were entertained by a talented violin player and harpist as well as a group of singers with lovely voices. The mead (wine) was good, We had the opportunity to get acquainted with travelers from other parts of the world as we broke bread in the dining hall. Take time prior to the Banquet to visit the folk museum outside the Castle demonstrating farm and village life of bygone years.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Beth G
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