Bunratty Meadows in County Clare is the ideal starting point from which to explore what the Clare, Limerick , Galway, Kerry and Shannon region has to offer. This region is ideal for exploring the south and southwest of Ireland, as well as the rugged landscape of west Clare. Be it sightseeing, sport or shopping, you will surely find something that interests you.
Major visitor attractions
Bunratty Folk Park
Bunratty Folk Park: Bunratty Folk Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian Ireland. There is an extensive array of vernacular buildings; indicative of all of the social strata from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House, a fine example of a Georgian residence for the gentry. Traditional jobs and crafts are also represented, milling, the forge, pottery, printing, baking, farming et. Bunratty Folk Park
Bunratty is an ideal location from which to discover ancient Ireland. Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Rathy River. From here The Earl ruled over his Chiefdom and entertained lavishly, in fact he was famous for his hospitality. Following this tradition of hospitality, the world renowned Bunratty Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly throughout the year.
Check out our Offers on our Bunratty Meadows website as we can Book the Banquet in the Castle for our Guests.
Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, located in the shadow of the famous Bunratty Castle. The pub is steeped in history. Legend has it that Nelly introduced Poteen to Ireland…. For generations music and song has featured throughout our bars. Durty Nelly’s is now one of Ireland’s best loved restaurants, offering a wide selection of cuisine, from the traditional atmosphere of the Oyster Restaurant, to the intimate surroundings of the upstairs Loft Restaurant.
Cliffs of Moher
These world famous cliffs stretch for a spectacular 8kms of rocky coastline rising over 200m above the mighty Atlantic Ocean
The Burren is a natural geological wonder and is a National Park covering 250 sq kms in Co. Clare.
Our Bunratty accommodation at Bunratty Meadows Bed and Breakfast is an ideal for the sporting enthusiast. The many sports activities in the area include:
Bunratty is the ideal base for Golfers with all of the following courses within easy driving distance.
The River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary offer all kinds of angling options from sea to fresh water fishing.
Some of Ireland’s best known walking routes are in County Clare including:
Clare Marked Walking Trails
Heart of Burren Walks
Guided walks of the majestic rocky burren with incisive commentaries on the geology, flora, archaeology, fauna, folklore and farming of one of the most precious and delicate terrains in Europe.
Ennis Walking Tours
Ennis Walking Tours runs lively and entertaining guided walking tours through the winding streets of medieval Ennis in Co. Clare- revealing the stories and characters that shaped the towns history.
There is a wonderful selection of equestrian centres within easy driving distance that offer a full range of riding options for all levels of ability.
Limerick Racecourse is just a 30 min drive from our Bunratty accommodation.
Other visitors attractions around Bunratty Meadows
- Clare Tourism – Choose Ireland
- Aillwee Cave and Crag Cave
- The Hunt Museum
- Limerick Garden Trail
- Foynes Flying Boat Museum
- Dolphin Watching in the Shannon Estuary
- Lahinch Seaworld
- Glor Irish Music Centre in Ennis
- MyTown.ie – Local Business Directory