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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Announces Easter Events

By Dave Simpson
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Announces Easter Events

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park has announced Easter events.


The castle and folk park will play host to Easter themed celebrations across Saturday 8 to Easter Monday 10 April.

A mix of performers will entertain guests with their tricks, skills and stories. Highlights will include "The Wobbly Circus", a one-man show, including fire-juggling, unicycling, circus skills and more.

On Saturday 8 April, the Living History Military Camp will get underway. Audiences will witness a living history display and military camp re-enactment and hear from the Military History Club about Spanish-Irish history. This interactive educational activity will transport visitors back in time through stories and the sights, sounds and smells of the era.

Speaking in the lead up to the event, events manager Marie Brennan said, "Easter is the perfect time for families who want to spend time together and create some magical memories. Our team here at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park have been hard at work preparing this fantastic weekend of entertainment, and as always have gone the extra mile for all our guests.


"What Easter celebration is complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, so we will have the Bunratty Easter Bunny fluffing his tail and hopping about, to meet with all the boys and girls at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park this Easter.

"We will also have entertainer extraordinaire, Garry Rossiter, on Sunday 9th and Easter Monday 10th April who combines juggling, comedy and audience participation in his fun filled entertainment show. Gary performs knife juggling, fire eating, stilt walking and balancing acts. His show, 'Juggling Danger', is not to be missed!"

Back by popular demand are some favourites with the performances of the Wicked Bikke Puppet Show, while the old Irish tradition of iron-working will feature on the Easter schedule of activities with a Blacksmith Demonstration. Visitors to the park will get to see first-hand how these farm tools are made, hear about the history of blacksmiths profession in Ireland and how skills were nurtured and passed on from generation to generation.

Visitors can pop by and say hello to Mickey Joe the Seanchaí for a fire side chat and his stories of times past, or hop on board the Bunratty Express, and experience a train ride through Bunratty Folk Park.

Opening Hours

Easter at Bunratty takes place from 10.30am - 5.00pm from Saturday 8 April to Easter Monday 10 April.


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