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Easter fun at Bunratty and Craggaunowen

SHANNON Heritage has lined up a feast of family fun this Easter at  Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Craggaunowen.
Easter fun at Craggaunowen kicks-off on Easter Sunday with a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny. A fun filled afternoon is planned with puppet theatre, magic shows, bouncy castle, storytelling, face painting and traditional Irish music as well as some delicious Easter eggs for all to enjoy.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the famous Brendan Boat, which historian and explorer Tim Severin and his crew used to re-enact the voyage of St Brendan the Navigator, reputed to have discovered America centuries before Columbus.

Thanks to Tim’s kindness, Shannon Heritage are fortunate to have the honour of housing the Brendan Boat at Craggaunowen for visitors to view and appreciate this amazing story of courage, determination and fortitude.

Meanwhile, celebrations at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Monday at 1pm features “Wrestling Warriors on Tour”, an American style action, which promises entertainment for the whole family. These wrestling superstars have fought the world over.

Visitors can also enjoy the Easter festivities in the company of over 20 favourite cartoon characters.

Other activities include an Easter bonnet competition, Easter parade and disco, fire eater, magician and juggler, puppeteer, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon making. A new addition is the fabulous train ride with the Easter Bunny.

The Thomas the Tank train was introduced at the Folk Park at Christmas and proved hugely popular with children.

To sweeten the Easter festivities even more, Shannon Heritage is offering a special two-day family ticket admitting two adults and up to six children to the Craggaunowen event on Easter Sunday and also the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park extravaganza on Easter Monday with events on both days running from 1pm to 5pm.

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