TripAdvisor awards for Bunratty attraction

TripAdvisor awards for Bunratty attraction


Photo: Shannon Heritage

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co Clare has been awarded two Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

The first certificate has been awarded in recognition of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park as a Day Visitor Attraction, while the second Certificate of Excellence is for the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.

Since 2011, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence has been honouring businesses that consistently deliver excellent service across the world and that have achieved great reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

A trip to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park gives visitors the chance to experience a window into Ireland’s past and learn all about the history of the 15th century castle. Bunratty Folk Park is set on 26 acres as gives visitors a chance to see what life was like in 19th century Ireland by recreating a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Visitors can walk around the town, taking a look at the farmhouses, village shops, the school, doctor’s house, pawnbrokers, the pub, drapery, print works, and much much more.

The unique Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet allows diners to experience a four course meal like a Lord in the historic castle while being entertained by the world famous Bunratty Castle singers. Guests are welcomed on arrival by the Earl’s Butler before sitting down to some excellent food, fine wine and honey mead, while taking in the magnificent surroundings.

Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of Shannon Group’s tourism company, Shannon Heritage said: “We are delighted that Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and our medieval banquet operation have been awarded Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This is a great recognition of the excellent work the team has done to make the Bunratty the fantastic tourism attraction that it is today.”


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.