Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet

Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious medieval 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 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, savour 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-light 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 Lord's 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. This experience is one of the top things to do in Ireland, guaranteed not to disappoint. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours. The price includes entrance fee, government taxes, service charge, food, wine and entertainment.

The banquet runs nightly year round, 5:30pm & 8:45pm. Reservations are necessary.

Banquet Menu

Aperitif – Bunratty Mead
Spiced Parsnip Soup
Spare Ribs with Honey & Whiskey Sauce
Pan Seared supreme of Chicken, Fresh Garden Vegetables, Baby Roast Potato, Bordelaise Sauce
Bramley Apple & Cinnamon Crunch, Chantilly Cream
Coffee / Tea
Vegetarian Option Available

If you have questions about the Bunratty Castle Banquet please contact us. If you would like to book a ticket for this event please go to our online booking system.

Admission is twice nightly at either 5:30pm (finish 7:45pm approx) or 8:45pm (finish 11pm approx). Reservations are necessary. For more details see the Book Now page.