Traditional Harvest Day at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sep 28 2014
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A highlight of the year at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. See the crew of farmers at work, demonstrating the art of threshing as it was done long ago. With lots of fun and activities for all the family.
Celebrate the gathering of the harvest at Bunratty Folk Park, and the traditions of a typical 19th century harvest day.
On Harvest Sunday at Bunratty Folk Park, enjoy a flavour of rural Irish life of over 100 years ago. Owners of vintage tractors and machinery come from far and wide to proudly display their wares. The Bean a Ti' (Woman of the house) demonstrates the art of bread baking and butter making and generously offers you delicious tastings. The village school master greets the children and as they hand over their customary sod of turf for the tiny school room fire. Relax with a drink in Mac's Pub while you soak up the atmosphere of the musicians and the Strawboys performing in the Village Street during the afternoon. All are welcome to enjoy traditional storytelling by the resident Seanachai, the music and dancing, the sheaf throwing demonstrations and the Tug of War.
A full listing of events and the times for each will be on view at the reception to Bunratty Folk Park Normal admission rates apply. Special family tickets will be available. No reservations necessary.