Co. Clare - "The Banner County"
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
A trip to Ireland is not complete without a visit to Ireland’s iconic Bunratty Castle. The location on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years, from the Vikings to the Normans, Irish Earls and noble lords and ladies. Restored in the 1960s and furnished by Lord Gort’s spectacular furniture and furnishings, Bunratty Castle offers visitors the chance to explore Ireland’s past and the acclaimed fifteenth century castle.
The medieval banquet in Bunratty Castle is a favourite among visitors to Ireland and over 3 million people have experienced this unique experience since its inception. Enjoy a four-course meal with live entertainment and music, song and dance and some delicious Irish mead.
Take a stroll around Bunratty Folk Park and explore some of the nineteenth century buildings in the village. The village houses and shops have been chosen from many different locations and rebuilt in the Folk Park. This collection includes the school, the doctor’s house, a pub, a printworks, a grocery store, a hardware shop, a pottery and a post office.
A must-stop destination, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park offers visitors a unique experience and insight into Irish history and culture.
The Cliffs of Moher
A trip to Ireland is simply not complete without seeing the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s top tourist attraction, situated in County Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs have looked out at the Atlantic Ocean for over 350 million years and their beauty is incomparable. Something that becomes obvious from the first moment you stand atop the Cliffs and look out over the wide expanse of water stretching out in front of you in every direction.
O’Brien’s Tower, situated on a headland at the Cliffs of Moher, offers unparalleled views towards Hags Head in the south and Doolin in the north. Built in 1835, the tower was used as an observation tower for the hundreds of visitors who, even back then, came to visit the Cliffs each year for the breath-taking views. On a clear day you might catch a glimpse of the Aran Islands: Inis Oírr, Inis Meáin and Inis Mór.
After the view from the Cliffs, take a look at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, situated in a huge domed cave at the entrance to the Cliffs of Moher. The centre contains a wealth of information and displays on the Cliffs of Moher and offers visitors a chance to learn more about Ireland’s number one tourist attraction.
See our tours that take in Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the Cliffs of Moher.