About Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, an medieval fortress which you can find situated outside Shannon which pulls in thousands visitors each year. The castle was erected in 1425 and was rebuilt in the mid-1900s.

In 1953, the castle was bought by Viscount Gort and saved it from being a ruin by re-roofing the roof with the help of Office of Public Works, the Irish Tourist Board and Shannon Development. 

Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle by John Menard

It now houses a magnificent array of both medieval & early Renaissance artwork and furniture that magically carry visitors back in time.

Live through the magic of song, live music and dance at the Bunratty Folk Park. The Corn Barn, located in Bunratty, County Clare, is the flawless venue for celebrating the best cultures of Ireland today. Holidaymakers can enjoy a selection of the finest musicians, dancers and singers of the local area, the likes of which will have your feet drumming and their hands clapping. Take the time to learn a step or two!

Shannon Airport is located 12km to the west of Bunratty Castle which makes it an ideal destination stop on your way out of the airport.


More history information can be found on Wikipedia here.

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