Bunratty castle is a medieval castle built in 1425 and restored in 1954 to its former Medieval splendour. The site on which Bunratty Castle stands was in origin a Viking trading camp in 970. The present structure is the last of four castles to be built on the site.
Today the castle is a major tourist attraction, along with ‘Bunratty Folk Park‘. In this park 19th Century life is recreated. Both the castle and the adjecent Bunratty House are open to the public. ‘Bunratty Folk Park’ is an open-air museum featuring around 30 buildings including a schoolhouse, post office and doctor’s house and the ‘Ardcroney Church Of Ireland’ church, which moved here and reopened in 1998.
Below are some photos made during a visit to this castle and park in may 2018. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.