Hear ye, hear ye! The Bunratty Castle is a castle that will immediately transport you to the medieval world of yesteryear. Visit its banqueting rooms, its bedrooms, and reach the top of its crenellated towers: you will then be entitled to a wonderful panorama of the Shannon!
For lovers of medieval history, Bunratty Castle (known as Bunratty Castle), is one of the best known relics of Irish History. Built on the banks of the river Shannon, in County Clare, the castle is arranged under the elm tree of a 3-storey rectangular tower with 4 crenellated turrets of 6 storeys each.
If ever this Norman architecture seduces you, you should know that the castle has actually been rebuilt several times, because of the many battles wiped out by the fortress …
Here is an overview of the main dates in the history of Bunratty Castle:
A true treasure of medieval times, Bunratty Castle is a castle that has been recently restored. After paying the entrance fee (about 10 euros per person), you can visit the many rooms and bedrooms of the castle.
Each room has its own furniture as well as sumptuous tapestries, dating from the XIVth century. You will also note the presence of perfectly preserved clothes, dating from the time of the McNamara, builders and first owners of the castle. We particularly advise you the visit of the dining room, as well as the exploration of the towers: they will lead you to the top of the crenellated turrets and will offer you a panorama overlooking the Shannon River, as well as the great plains of the region.
If you also feel in a festive mood, Bunratty Castle organizes medieval banquets every evening, where tourists dress in period clothes and enjoy an evening of medieval ambience characterized by opulent meals, savored in a musical atmosphere worthy of the old days. If you are interested in this activity, we advise you to book in advance: the popularity of these meals is such that the waiting list is often long! (To contact them, see below for their address and phone number).