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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

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

Ennis Friary - Ennis County Clare Ireland
Ennis Friary
Ennis, Co. Clare
Ennis Friary is an impressive 13th century Franciscan friary, founded by the O'Briens, of Thomond who once ruled much of north Munster, has numerous 15th/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone. Visitors may also view the s ...
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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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