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

View across the 10th green
Dromoland Castle Golf Club
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Course Type: Parkland
Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club has been in existence since 1962 and golf has been played for 43 years over the lush rolling tree lined landscape that drains into Dromoland Lough with the Castle as a backdrop. The course has been entir ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

UL Farmers Market - Co Limerick - Tuesdays
UL Farmers Market - Tuesdays 12-5.30pm

Students Union Courtyard, University of Limerick

Contact: colin.fitzpatrick@ul.ie
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Tourist Attractions

Desmond Hall - Newcastle West County Limerick Ireland
Desmond Hall
Limerick, Co. Limerick
There have been castles of both timber and stone on this ground since the 13th century and The Desmond Banqueting Hall is an imposing two-storey structure that is the most notable historical feature of Newcastle West town and was used by the Earl ...
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Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
Adare, Co. Limerick
Beautifully located in lush countryside on the edge of one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, this fine 18th century manor is set amid 840 acres of formal gardens and parkland on the banks of the meandering River Maigue. This wedding venu ...
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