A memorable experience for the visitor to Ireland is to enjoy one (or more) of the many wonderful banquets that take place throughout the land. The theme and entertainment banquets are delightful experiences and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and nationalities. Ireland offers a complete range of banquet dining experiences. Some banquets are presented in ancient castles and harkens you back to the medieval days. Others tell engaging stories and the history of the land. The Vikings can even take you on an unforgettable journey through time. While others highlight the wonderful literature, poetry, music and dance that only Ireland can offer.
Theme and entertainment banquets are a truly spectacular way to experience first hand the engaging history and culture of Ireland. Here we have assembled information a variety of banquets for your consideration and enjoyment.
Bunratty Castle Mediaeval Banquet
Bunratty Castle in Bunratty, County Clare, is one of the most popular Mediaeval Banquets in Ireland. There are two sittings each night. The entertainment consists of men and women dressed in period costume performing traditional and medieval music and song. The evening starts with a mead reception in the Great Hall followed by a four course meal. During the course of the evening a King and Queen are selected from the audience.
Bunratty Folk Park Traditional Irish Night
Bunratty Folk Park in Bunratty, County Clare, offers a Traditional Irish Night at the Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park. You are greeted at the door by the Fear an Ti with a wide smile and a warm handshake. This evening has something to offer everyone: stories of life in Ireland in bygone days, traditional and contemporary dancing and Irish music that will have your feet clapping and your hands clapping.
Knappogue Castle Mediaeval Banquet
Knappogue Castle near Quin, County Clare, offers a spectacular Mediaeval Banquet. The entertainment includes a 35 minute programme in music, song and dance which takes you on a musical journey from medieval times through to the 20th century. The performers dress in period costume. Banquets are available April through October. There is one sitting at 7:00pm nightly.
Festivals & Events
Ireland is renowned for it’s music and bounty of festivals, and Clare is very proud of it’s history with traditional music and dance – there are so many to choose from; traditional & modern – here are a couple of useful links;