Ireland Tourist Savings at Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher

Two popular family attractions in Ireland, Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher, are not included in the OPW Heritage Pass. 

Bunratty Castle Ireland

Approaching Magnificently Restored Bunratty Castle

If you plan to visit both attractions on the same day- which is entirely do~able- I recommend purchasing a special joint ticket from Shannon Heritage.  The ticket price of €12 for adults and €6.50 for children includes entrance and parking at both sites, a savings of nearly 50%.  As with any great offer, there are a few things you should know:

  • This offer is only available online.
  • The date must be chosen in advance, up to a day before.
  • The ticket will allow customers to visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Cliffs of Moher, The Atlantic Edge at the Cliffs of Moher and park at the Cliffs.

Shannon Heritage also handles the bookings for Medieval Castle Banquets at Bunratty, Knappogue and Dunguaire Castles, as well as Traditional Irish Night at Bunratty Castle.  Check the Special Offers page for current deals.

Cliffs of Moher after a Storm

It’s amazing how quickly storms can blow across Ireland. Just a few minutes before this was taken the rain was lashing down and the winds would have blown us over.

Tips for Visiting the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle

I’ve visited Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher multiple times.  If you plan to visit both in a single day these tips should help:

  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher first.  You will spend less time at the cliffs- not more than a couple hours.
  • Grab lunch on your way to Bunratty.  I highly recommend a quick drive north to Doolin for fish & chips at Gus O’Connor’s Pub (the best I’ve ever tasted).
  • Bunratty Castle has a fun wooden castle play area, plenty of room to run and explore and lots of animals- the Irish Wolfhounds are gorgeous.
  • For a quick snack or hearty dinner, pop into the pub in the village of Bunratty in the Folk Park.
  • If the kids are young, ages 5 and up, consider the Traditional Irish Night at Bunratty Castle.
  • For older children (teens) or adults only, the Medieval Banquet is an entertaining evening- just try not to get thrown in the dungeon, you might miss dinner.

The Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty castle are both terrific sites to put on your itinerary for fun family vacations in Ireland. 


  1. Anne Jones says

    We have booked the cliffs and Bunratty castle park but were not planning on renting a car. Any suggestions for getting to the places using public transportation? The booking did not say whether transportation is provided to the cliffs on the website.

    • Jody Halsted says

      Hi Anne, and thank you for your question. First, I have to ask you how are you planning to get around Ireland?

      And, to answer your question, no transportation is not provided in the price you paid. What you purchased was entrance to each attraction at a very reduced price. I’m sorry it isn’t more clear on the Shannon heritage site. I did note in my post “The ticket price of €12 for adults and €6.50 for children includes entrance and parking at both sites, a savings of nearly 50%.”

      You can use a tour company to do a day tour which includes both sites, but your admission would be paid with purchase of the tour, making your purchase of the tickets from Shannon Heritage unnecessary.

      To explore both attractions at your own pace, I highly recommend renting a car. If that is not an option, look in to day tours. and both have affordable options. And contact Heritage Ireland to inquire about a refund.

      I hope that helps.

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