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In the 9th century the Bunratty Castle originally was a Viking trading camp. The first defensive fortress with an earthen mound with a wooden tower top was built by Robert De Muscegros, a Norman. Later Thomas De Clare built the first stone castle during the time when Burantty became a larger town of about 1,000 residents. There was a war between the Normans and the Irish, the Irish attacked and won over the castle which then remained forever in the hands of the Irish.

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The present structure was built by the MacNamara family, the castle was surrounded by herd of deer and beautiful gardens. There was a Dromoland Castle earlier which is now converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel. The Burantty Castle had various plantations in its surrounding. The modern Burantty House is a ground to the folk park which available for the visitors to see. In 1962 the Burantty castle was open to the visitors all year round as a National Monument. Ireland has the most furnished and authentically restored castle.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 to 17:30 hours daily

Address: Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland

How to reach: It is just a 15 minutes’ drive from Shannon Airport.

Contact: +353 61 360 788"

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