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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

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 ...
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Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Newcastlewest Farmers Market - Co Limerick - Thursday & Saturday
Newcastlewest Farmers Market - Thursday & Saturday 9-3pm

Market Yard, Newcastlewest, Co Limerick

Contact: Eileen O Sullivan - 087 277 0679
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Tourist Attractions

Foynes Flying Boat Museum - Foynes County Limerick Ireland
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Foynes, Co. Limerick
The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is housed in the original terminal building and recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world between 1937 and 1945. Their amazing story is told through a comprehensive range of e ...
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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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