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Sunday, September 28, 2014

20 Facts about Bunratty Medieval Banquet . . .

This banquet came highly recommended by my father who used to live in Ireland. I'm so glad we listened to his recommendation and bought tickets for it. We were running late, but there was still a line waiting to get in when we arrived.

1. You get see a small portion of the castle while they finish setting up dinner

2. They provide a small performance in the Great Hall before dinner

3. Free Mead is provided for all the adults during the first performance

4. For dinner you sit at communal tables like you would in medieval times

5. You receive a 3 course meal: appetizer, entrée and dessert

6. No silverware!!

7. We had delicious soup, chicken and potatoes, and dessert

Main Meal
8. The pottery your meal is served in is available for purchase

 9. We had the nicest server . . . great local insight.

10. Everyone is dressed up for their part

11. The performance was awesome. A very talented group!

12. It is interactive with the crowd: someone gets crowned the Earl and Lady

13. Someone gets thrown into the Dungeons- Make sure it isn't you!

14. Shannon Heritage runs this banquet along with the Knappogue Banquet and the Dunguaire Banquet

15. The whole performance with dinner included is about 2 1/2 hours

16. There are two performance times 5:30pm and 8:45pm

17. The Banquet runs yearly

18. The price for adults is 51.50 euros

19. Reservations are required: Book ahead of time or their wont be tickets left

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