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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

What's On

Ennis Farmers Market - County Clare - Friday Mornings
Ennis Farmers Market

Upper Market Street Car Park

Fridays 8am - 2pm

Contact:

Dave Smith - Chairperson EFM

digger@ireland.com

086 159 7630

Regular gene ...
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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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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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