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 ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Limerick Milk Market - County Limerick - Wed-Sun
Limerick Market

Milk Market, Limerick, County Limerick

Following a major renovation, this famous old market re-opened as an all-weather, all-year covered market in sum ...

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 ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
Adare, Co. Limerick
Beautifully located in lush countryside on the edge of one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, this fine 18th century manor is set amid 840 acres of formal gardens and parkland on the banks of the meandering River Maigue. This wedding venu ...
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