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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

View across the 10th green
Dromoland Castle Golf Club
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Course Type: Parkland
Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club has been in existence since 1962 and golf has been played for 43 years over the lush rolling tree lined landscape that drains into Dromoland Lough with the Castle as a backdrop. The course has been entir ...
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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

King Johns Castle - Limerick County Limerick Ireland
King Johns Castle
Limerick, Co. Limerick
King John's Castle is a 13th century Castle on 'King's Island' in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic River Shannon offering wonderful views of Limerick City. Explore 800 years of history brought to life in ...
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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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