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

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
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge
Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
Home to his famous restaurant, The Mustard Seed, which started life in Adare in 1985, Dan Mullane’s spacious Victorian country residence is set on seven acres of lovely gardens, with mature trees, shrubberies, a kitchen garden and orchard - ...
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