The Courtyard Guesthouse in Bunratty is a wonderful, centrally located property – only a few mintues stroll from Bunratty Castle, the famous Durty Nellys Pub and of course the village’s wealth of stores, stocking Irish products & souvenirs of all descriptions. This highly rated guesthouse has 11 ensuite guestrooms, provides complimentary wi-fi, and private off-street parking. The beautiful, tranquil reading room and breakfast room overlook Bunratty Village and are available for guests to use and enjoy while staying at the guesthouse. Bunratty’s well known seafood restaurant, Gallaghers, is literally right outside the back door of the Courtyard.
All 11 guestrooms at The Courtyard are spacious and equipped with everyhting you need for an enjoyable stay in Bunratty.
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The Courtyard provides a sumptuous Full Irish Breakfast each morning.
A ‘Full Irish Breakfast’ typically consists of bacon (rashers!), sausages, black & white pudding, eggs, toast, tea or coffee.
A selection of cereals, fruit & juices are also available to those who may not wish to start their day with too much salty meat!
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.