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

Limerick Golf Club - Limerick Ireland
Limerick Golf Club
Limerick, Co. Limerick
Course Type: Parkland
Limerick Golf Club is a mature par 72 parkland course measuring over 6,500 yards in length, with a number of holes designed by Dr. Alister McKenzie, architect of Lahinch and Augusta National, and others by John D. Harris. The course starts of ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Shannon Farmers Market - Co Clare - Fridays
Friday 10.30am - 3pm

Location:

Sky Court Shopping Centre, Shannon

Contact:

Joe Keane - 087 2314132 Pat Kelly - 087 2652794 email: pkelly@skycourtshannon.com

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 ...

Wedding Venues

Dromoland Castle Hotel - Newmarket on Fergus County Clare Ireland - Wedding Venue
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
The ancestral home of the O’Briens, barons of Inchiquin and direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, this is one of the few Irish estates tracing its history back to Gaelic royal families, and it is now one of Ireland’s ...
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