Bunratty, County Clare

Bunratty - Bun Raite - Mount of the River Raite

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Location of Bunratty

Bunratty Village is located in the West of Ireland in County Clare. Situated beside Bunratty Castle overlooking the River Raite.


History of Bunratty

Bunratty Castle has been welcoming visitors to medieval banquets since it was restored in the 1960's. The original site of the castle was a Viking trading camp in 970. The camp was destroyed by Brian Boru in 977. Aroung 1250, the first stage of the construction of Bunratty Castle started. The current structure was built around 1425 by the MacNamara family. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are a major tourist attraction today.

Bunratty Visitor Attractions

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park - Bunratty

Bunratty Festivals

January   Shannonside Winter Music Weekend  -  Bunratty

Transport

Shannon Airport is the closest airport to Bunratty Village - 12km. Click here for details on Irish Airports.

A train service operates to Limerick City (16km from Bunratty). Timetables can be viewed by logging onto Irish Rail web site

A bus service operates between Ennis - Bunratty - Limerick. The bus stop is located in the village opposite The Creamery Bar in Bunratty. Timetables can be viewed by logging onto Bus Eireann web site

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Tourism Ireland

Atlantic Waves, Castlegregory

Atlantic Waves is a luxurious, spacious, 4 Star holiday home on sea-front, approved by the Irish Tourist Board. All rooms are tastefully decorated to a very high standard. There are outstanding sea views overlooking Brandon Bay

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An Tigh Beag , Castlegregory

The property is located in Glanteenassig valley beside the well known forest park. It is 3km from Aughacasla village and 6km from Castlegregory village.An Tigh Beag has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 people

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Valley View Farmhouse , Killarney

Valley View Farmhouse is a 70 acres working mixed farm on the shore of Lough Guittane, a mile long brown trout stocked lake.This welcoming farmhouse is an ideal touring base for Kerry and Cork



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