site on which Bunratty Castle stands was in origin a Viking Trading
Camp in 970.
Bunratty Mediaeval Banquet
d Bunratty Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly throughout the
Bunratty Winery is situated in the shadow of the famous
l5th century Bunratty Castle in the historical county of Clare, which
is the home of the most mystical drinks in Ireland.
Bunratty Chess Tournament
2006 event will be Feb. 17-19
Clare Heritage Center
To celebrate the centenary of Brian Boru�s reign as High
King of Ireland (1002-1014) East
Excellent resource for County Clare
is located just cross the road from the renowned Bunratty Castle & Folk
We recommend spending the first and last nights in Bunratty or a
surrounding town when flying into or out of Shannon Airport.
technically a town or village, Bunratty is one of the most visited
places in Clare.
Before Dromoland Castle was built by the O'Brian Family,
Bunratty Castle was the home of the ruling lord.
There is a lovely community of things to do built up around the castle.
Today Bunratty is more or less a tourist
attraction (in a good way) and has the original Dirty Nells, the Woolen Mills, Bunratty Castle
and the Bunratty Winery.
The Bunratty Winery is not really a winery but a place where you can
purchase Meade (a honey drink) and Potcheen (white lightning).
Bunratty is a good place to take the family and the B&B's are
They also have a Mediaeval Banquet there and we recommend this if you
really want to find yourself apologizing to the missus in the morning.
The best thing about Bunratty is its proximity to Shannon Airport.
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Hotels in Bunratty
Oak Wood Arms Hotel
Located on the main Shannon Airport road, approximately 5 minutes from
One hundred guestrooms that guarantee true comfort and relaxation, all
with ensuite facilities and first class conveniences.
The Spruce Goose restaurant, is dedicated to aeronautical achievement.
Warm, rich surroundings and an unobtrusive, quality service combine to
create this perfect dining centre for you during your stay
Whether it's a relaxing drink after a busy day or a light lunch with our
daily carvery, you'll find Sophies Bar the true prize winner.
Located adjacent to Shannon International Airport on the main Shannon to
54 tastefully designed bedrooms complete with spacious bathrooms and all
With an array of dishes from around the world, Lannigans Restaurant is a
truly international experience. Mexican, Italian, the finest Irish steaks
and seafood make Lannigans the coolest restaurant in town.
Guests can avail of an excellent range at the Old Lodge bar.. Enjoy an
atmosphere that is relaxing and informal matched with service that is
professional, attentive and personal.
General: Nestled in 1500 acres of wooded countryside
overlooking the panoramic Shannon estuary, the Clare Inn combines all the
attractions of one of Ireland's leading resort hotels with a central location
and a lively family atmosphere.
One can enjoy walks around the Dromoland estate or enjoy a game a golf on
Dromoland's masterfully upgraded championship golf course which wraps around
the Clare Inn Hotel.