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 ...

Self Catering

There is no featured selfcatering establishment in the area

What's On

Killaloe Farmers Market - County Clare - Sundays
Between The Waters, Killaloe, County Clare

Sundays: 11am - 3pm

Contact:

Joe Keane Tel: 0872314132

Molly O'Mara Tel: 0868980356, email: mollyemer@hotmail.com

Tourist Attractions

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Dromore Wood
Ennis, Co. Clare
Dromore Wood is a nature reserve that covers an area of approximately 400 hectares (1,000 acres). There is a great variety of habitats to support a diverse range of plant and animal life including a river, lakes, turloughs, callows, limestone pav ...

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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