Dunaree is a gaelic word that means ‘fort of the kings’. A fort was a traditional resting place that was safe and comfortable. Dunaree is a custom-designed B&B, providing a high standard of accommodation, that very much lives up to its Gaelic name! Conveniently located on the Low Road, it is close to the historic village of Bunratty, its famous Castle and Folk Park, and some very well known local pubs and restaurants. Set in attractive mature gardens, the house is sited on the eastern slope of Bunratty Hill, facing east with panoramic views over the Owenagarney River and beyond to the hills of Cratloe. Internally the house offers free wifi, has a spacious lay-out and is tastefully decorated with a relaxing blend of modern and antique furnishings, set off with an interesting collection of books, original Irish and international paintings, prints and antique maps.
Since it first opened its doors over a decade ago, Dunaree has been impeccably operated by proprietor Penny O’Connor and family. In that time a strong reputation for comfort, hospitality and fine food has been developed. Whether you are making a return visit, or a first-timer a warm friendly welcome awaits all guests.
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Dunaree also invites guests to relax in the home’s comfortable Guest Lounge, with satellite TV. Private, off-street parking is complimentary at Dunaree.
Dunaree offers a fantastic selection of mouth-watering breakfast options:
All of the above are served with fresh coffee, regular tea or a selection of other teas. Guests can also enjoy a selection of cereals, fruit, yoghurts, and a fruit bowl. Orange juice and home baked breads, traditional cakes and scones are also available.
On the Map: Bunratty is located in the west of Ireland in County Clare. The main N18/M18 road connecting the cities of Limerick (to the south) & Ennis (to the north) passes right by the village. Shannon Airport is only 15 minutes to the west, also accessed via the N18/M18.
In Bunratty Village, one can enjoy the medieval grandeur that awaits in Bunratty Castle and its lively Folk Park. The castle, overlooking the River Shannon, is in excellent condition and well worth a visit. It is one of the finest surviving examples of an Irish tower house, and it’s current peaceful and picturesque state belies its bloody and violent history. The strategic location of the castle on the river Shannon ensured it was the focal point of many battles, and it has it has been destroyed and re-built on at least eight occasions. The Folk Park adjoins the castle and vividly portrays what everyday life was like in rural Ireland about 100 years ago. It contains reconstructed farmhouses, cottages and shops, replete with authentic furnishings. The Park is a living museum: animals are tended, bread is baked, milk is churned, walls are whitewashed and roofs are thatched. You may visit an Irish farmhouse, watch the blacksmith fit a horseshoe, or attend a weaving demonstration. The village also reflects the fundamental changes that led to increased mobility in Irish society. Once you’ve explored the Castle & Folk Park, be sure to sample a relaxing cup of tea and freshly baked scones in one of the quaint thatched cottage cafes. The famous Durty Nelly’s pub is in the heart of town, adjacent to the castle.