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Bunratty, South Clare


Bunratty is one of Ireland’s best-known tourist hubs and is situated close to Shannon International Airport.

It is home to what is considered to be the most complete and authentic castle in Ireland – Bunratty Castle. The Castle offers a glimpse of what life was like in medieval times as visitors wander through its chambers, hear stories of battles and bravery, and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country. The Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ticks all the boxes for anyone seeking out a dining and entertainment experience with a difference.

Adjacent to the castle is the enchanting Bunratty Folk Park, which replicates 19th-century village life in Ireland. Pa’s Pet Farm in the Folk Park hosts an array of rare breeds of native Irish animals, and the Fairy Trail is perfect for kids of all ages,

Bunratty village features a thriving commercial centre which includes Blarney Woollen Mills and Meadows and Byrne, together with public houses, hotels, and bed and breakfast establishments. Don’t forget to sample the food in one of the numerous local restaurants before enjoying a traditional Irish music session.

Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s landmark Irish pubs. Nestling in the shadow of the Castle and the adjoining Folk Park, it is a meeting place for both locals and tourists alike.

Located on the Shannon Estuary Way, the 207km-long riverside loop drive off the Wild Atlantic Way, Bunratty is situated close to other popular visitor attractions such as Cratloe Woods and Craggaunowen – the Living Past Experience.