Local attractions

photoan2Bunratty is an ideal location for exploring nearby historic sites and attractions. It has traditional Irish music and other examples of traditional Irish culture, like our renowned thatched roofs.  We know you’ll enjoy your stay. We can make all your site-seeing arrangements at Ashgrove House.

Amenities nearby:
golf, fishing, pony trekking, pitch and putt, scenic walks, beaches

 Historic sites and other places of interest

External links
Bunratty Castle, Folk Park, and Folk Museum (Bunratty)

bunratyfClick image for a wonderful view of the Castle (it’s a mile down that road to Ashgrove House).

Castle photos / history

Photos / history

Folk Park

More castle photos / history

Video: Bunratty Castle

Regarded as being the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland, Bunratty Castle was originally built in 1425 and authentically restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. The Folk Park recreates 19th Century Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher
(Liscannor)
Info/photos

Info/photos

From the cliffs, you can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and Maum Turk Mountains to the north and Loop Head to the South.

Dunguaire Castle
(Galway Bay)
Photos and history

Info/photos

Built by the Hynes Clan in 1520.

King John’s Castle
(Limerick City)
Article about from the Limerick Leader

Info/photos

Info/photos

The Castle of King John in Limerick was constructed around 1200 on the Shannon River.

Knappogue Castle
(Bunratty)
Photos and history

Constructed by Sean MacNamara, son of Sioda, in 1467.

Dromoland Castle
(Newarket-on-Fergus)
Info/photo

Dromoland is one of Ireland’s most famous baronial castles. Dating back from the 16th century, the Castle is the ancestral seat of the O’Briens, direct descendants of the High King Brian
Ború.

Hunt Museum
(Limerick City)
All about the museum
Lahinch:

Seaworld

Golf course

Info/photo

Seaworld

Golf course

Info/photos

Ennis Friary
(Ennis)
Info/schedule
Ennis Info on Ennis

Guide to Entertainment

The Burren
(northwest Clare)
Info

Info/photos

Info/photos

More photos

Boireann is the Irish for ‘rocky coast’, and it consists of polished limestone stretching in every direction.

The Burren also contains at least 65 megalithic tombs which were erected by its first settlers.

Aillweem Caves
(Ballyvaughan)
Info/photos

Info/photos

Newton Castle
(Ballyvaughan)
Winter concerts

16th century castle against the stunning backdrop of the Burren

Now houses the Burren College of Art

The Biddy Early Brewery
(Inagh)
Take a tour
Limerick City and Frank McCourt
(Limerick)

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Limerick.com
– has lots of interesting information about
Limerick City and County.

Clare Heritage & Genealogical Centreand Museum
(Corofin)
Info/photos

Founded in 1982; now recognized nationally and internationally as the leading Centre of it’s kind in the Country. Offers a professional service to persons wishing to trace their Clare ancestry.

The Museum tells the story of the 19th Century Ireland, a fascinating window on the past – simply but effectively presented.

The themes covered include: famine and emigration, landlords and tenants, music and culture, traditional ways of life.

Clare Museum
(Ennis)
Info/photos

Open all year round. Its ‘Riches of Clare’ exhibition contains the personal collection of the historical past president of Ireland, Eamonn de Valera.

Coillte Forest Park
(Curraghchase, Co. Limerick)
Info/photo
Irish National Heritage Park
(Wexford)
Info/photos

A little farther away, in County Wexford

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