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Dunguaire Castle's Medieval Banquet

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Address: N18 | Kinvarra Village, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 360 788
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Intimate and entertaining!

The Castle is small and the setting is beautiful. The banquet hall was also small and intimate. The food was okay not great, but the entertainment was delightful. Song and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Patrick M
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Castle is small and the setting is beautiful. The banquet hall was also small and intimate. The food was okay not great, but the entertainment was delightful. Song and music, poetry and storytelling. It was quite enjoyable after a busy day of touring a wonderful countryside.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fun for all! Great entertainment food was good and you are in a castle!! Beautiful harp playing, skits and singing. We were expecting a cheesy tourist attraction and were pleasantly surprised- Its definitely for tourists but we really enjoyed it!!!

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Thank debahrke
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A medieval banquet in a medieval-style castle while serenaded by harp music? What's not to like? :)Beautiful castle with swans outside sometimes. The entertainment was fun. You were given historic background on Ireland's bards and characters. Great. Polite and fun staff. Also unlike some other medieval banquets this event is not very crowded with travel groups so it's a fine... More 

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Cambridge, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My family and I went to banquet not fully sure what to expect and afraid that it might be cheesey. This was the first castle of our trip which added to the enjoyment. The ambiance was good and food was standard. My only suggestion would be to keep the entertainment consistent with the medieval theme. The songs and stories later... More 

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Benbrook, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed the entertainment, food and learning more about the Irish poets and authors of the area. The harpest that evening visited with our daughter after the show and recommended she get the book BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin. (Daughter bought a copy for her and one for me at an Irish bookstore and she later read the entire book on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

What a fun time. People are dressed up in medieval clothing and they are playing traditional Irish harps and other instruments. They had several people dress up as kings and act the part. It was amazing to me how much the kings got into their parts. The food was good and the experience was relaxed.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Asked for the vegetarian option and was offered melon in place of the salmon salad and a vegetable stir-fry instead of the chicken. I got neither. They brought melon to several others in our large group, but I could not get their attention to bring one for me as well. They threw a plate with the chicken on the table... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was our last night of our trip and thought we would celebrate with the dinner at Dunguaire Castle. This castle is mostly a shell of it's former self, but 2 floors are still functional and used for this medieval dinner, which was quite fun. We were served traditional mead in the reception area, then went upstairs for dinner and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was a special treat for one lady in our party of five as she had never attended a castle feast. While the food was very nice, the real stars of the evening are the performers who wind you up in their spell and leave you happy and contented. Lovely, lovely evening.

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Thank FineMind
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Dunguaire Castle's Medieval Banquet was fabulous. It truly was a magical evening. We were greeted at the castle door and whisked into the parlor for a drink. The atmosphere was lively and friendly. Once everyone had arrived, we ascended the staircase to the dining room. The hosts were interacting with the crowd. Everyone was enjoying themselves. The entertainment was outstanding!... More 

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