Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
Experience a night of medieval activities at the Bunratty Castle in Ireland. Choose from either a 5:45pm or 8:45pm start time and prepare yourself for a 4-course feast that's fit for a king. The evening lasts two and a half hours and is full of medieval themed wonders.
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.
When you arrive at Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet, a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. You will 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, savor 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-lights, 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 Lords 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. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours.