Bunratty Castle & Folk Park [EN]

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park [EN]

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Tue 01 Sep, 2009 00:13

Bunratty is a must see spot in Clare county. There you'll see a 15th century castle and within its ground, 19th century daily life recreated in the Folk Park.

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Traditional 19th century Irish cottage / The village doctor's house

The castle has been 1425 by the McNamara family, on an ancient island dominating a pit, not far from the Shannon estuary, a most strategic place.

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It has been restored in 1954 and hosts nowadays an amazing collection of medieval items (around 450).
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The Great Hall which hosted banquets and hearings / "South Solar" ("Solar" designing a room on second floor at the Middle Age)

If you come to Bunratty in the late afternoon and if you have booked earlier, you can participate to a Medieval Banquet with waiters and waitresses in costume. Very enjoyable, I've just reminded I had lost the pictures I had taken when Yomghee, Snake, Digi-Nico and I had been there for the banquet but do count on them to have save some pictures...

I have done it the second time I've been to Bunratty but it was a good memory so if you're around I would advise you to give it a go and fly through time to enjoy the banquet ;)

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