Lonely Planet recommended, Briar Lodge is a comfortable, family-run Bed and Breakfast located on a quiet cul-de-sac, just 1 mile from Bunratty Castle. At Briar Lodge, your hosts pride themselves on offering exemplary customer service, and always aim to make you feel right at home. The modern en-suite rooms are finished to the highest standard, and a varied breakfast menu is offered. At Briar Lodge, you can avail of complimentary wifi access, as well as a Guest Lounge with cable TV. Scrumptuous breakfasts are served each morning in the large Guest Dining Room with individual tables.
All 5 Guestrooms at Briar Lodge are tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary Wifi Internet Access
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Curling Iron
A wide selection of breakfast options to suit all tastes, are available at Briar Lodge. Please inform your hosts of specific dietary requirements or allergies. Briar Lodge also caters to guests who require gluten and lactose free menus.
- Full Irish Breakfast – Bacon, Egg, Sausage, and Tomato
- Pancakes with Maple Syrup and a choice of Fruit or Bacon
- French Toast with a choice of Fruit or Bacon
- Porridge with Seasonal Fruit and Fresh Wild Honey
- Selection of Yogurts, Fruits, Croissants and Scones
All of the above served with Irish Soda Bread and Toast
- Herbal and Fruit Teas
- Freshly Brewed Coffee
- Fruit Juices
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.