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Bunratty, Co. Clare

The first settlement in Bunratty Village was by Vikings in 970AD. Bunratty had reached it peak in 1804AD, with a thriving economy, expanding community, and the construction of much of the buildings and infrastructure that we see today. At the time, Bunratty Bridge was the largest single arched bridge in the country.

However, throughout the famine years, Bunratty Village’s population fell into decline, In the 1950’s, Bunratty Village’s most prominent structure, Bunratty Castle, grabbed the attention of the Hunt family, Lord Gort and the Irish Government, and so began the most extensive renovation in the history of the Irish State. The castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds, the houses and cottages of Bunratty Folk Park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base.

Gardens

There is no featured garden in the area

Golf

Golf
Woodstock Golf & Country Club
Ennis, Co. Clare
Course Type: Parkland
Woodstock Golf & Country Club provides a stern parkland challenge. The first 4 holes are straight - forward enough but don't be lulled. This course is built on top of a very windy hill and if it blows you need to have your fade worked out. Th ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

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Limerick Milk Market - County Limerick - Wed-Sun
Limerick Market

Milk Market, Limerick, County Limerick

Following a major renovation, this famous old market re-opened as an all-weather, all-year covered market in sum ...
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Tourist Attractions

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park - Bunratty County Cork Ireland
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Bunratty, Co. Clare
Three visitor experiences in one - Bunratty Castle, the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park and the Village Street. The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medie ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Cherry Tree Restaurant
Killaloe, Co. Clare
The location of Harry McKeogh’s modern waterside restaurant is very appealing - with just a stretch of grass between the restaurant and the River Shannon, it makes a lovely romantic setting for a wedding, especially in summer. Wedding bless ...
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