Bunratty

Bunratty is a town in County Clare, in the Shannon Region of Ireland.

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Bunratty is well connected via the N18 dual carriageway to Limerick, and Shannon-Ennis-Galway respectively. There is also a public bus service into Limerick city and Shannon airport.

Map of Bunratty

Bunratty is a small village, so everything is pretty much within walking distance.

  • 52.69647-8.811911 Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, +353 61 711200. The most famous (and only) attraction in Bunratty. The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425, it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th- and 16th-century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds. The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th-century life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Meet and chat with the Bean an Ti (Woman of the House) and various street characters including the Policeman and Schoolteacher who give the site its sparkle. Enjoy the tastes, scents, sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course the pub! It’s a wonderful experience for adults and children alike with something for everyone to enjoy! Another very interesting feature is the formal Bunratty Walled Garden, modelled on the original Regency period garden which supplied fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House built in 1804 and now refurbished in typical Victorian style. 

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