Like the name suggests, Bunratty Haven is a haven of peace and tranquility that overlooks the beautiful hills of Clare. Your hosts Lorraine & Noel McInerney will provide the warmest of Irish Hospitality and great pointers for great activities in the region. Bunratty Haven has a superb location from which to explore county Clare and the west of Ireland. The 15th century historic Bunratty castle and Folk Park is a short 4 minute drive away, as is the famous Durty Nellie’s pub and the wonderful shops and restaurants of Bunratty town.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Hair Dryer
- Internet Access
- No Smoking House
- TV in Bedroom
Bunratty Haven offers an extensive breakfast menu to suit all tastes. Where possible ingredients are sourced locally. All eggs are free range.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
- Selection of cereals and orange juice
- Bacon, egg, sausage, tomato, black and white pudding
- Bacon & Scrambled eggs
- Fresh fruit salad & yogurt
- Pancakes & Maple syrup
- Smoked Salmon & Scrambled eggs
- Homemade porridge served with honey or Brown Sugar.
(All served with homemade brown bread and toast, freshly brewed Tea and Coffee.)
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.