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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

The 10th Hole
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
Adare, Co. Limerick
Course Type: Parkland
Designed by world renowned Robert Trent Jones Snr, the Adare Golf Club is considered to be Ireland’s finest parkland course and one of Mr. Jones’s crowning achievements. This magnificent 18 hole 7,125 yards championship course set ami ...
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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

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Tourist Attractions

Craggaunowen - The Living Past - Kilmurry County Clare Ireland
Craggaunowen - The Living Past
Kilmurry, Co. Clare
Craggaunowen – the Living Past Experience is Ireland’s original award winning pre-historic Park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the park interprets Ireland’s pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunnin ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Dunraven Arms Hotel
Adare, Co. Limerick
Although it has grown a great deal since it was established in 1792, this family-run hotel has somehow retained the comfortable ambience of a country inn. A very luxurious inn nevertheless and, under the personal management of Bryan and Louis Mur ...
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