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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Castle
“we as kids could all day here, playing exploring castle, village and pet farm”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“Proper old fashioned pub with restaurant and sometimes live music. Good atmosphere. Fun and lively ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good food and wine and a nice atmosphere. Lunch and evening meals available, as well as drinks in the bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Castle
“Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Explore the 15th Century Castle featuring furnishings and tapestries from that period. The castle and folk park are a stunning recreation of 19th century Irish life featuring over 30 buildings including farm houses and a village street. Enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in a 19th century pub or sample some home baked bread in one of the working farm houses. Prepare to spend a full day wandering the village and castle. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is our favourite restaurant in the area. The food is local and delicious and the atmosphere is warm, friendly and welcoming. Their seafood chowder must get a special mention! We have been going here for years and they have never left their service dropped. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice bar food available all day and good prices. Located right beside Bunratty Castle . ATM and gift shops to the front of it with lots of free car parking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Castle
“show you the old time story in Ireland, with diner and music show on the evening. worth of going.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Meadows and Byrne is a lovely spot to spend a morning or afternoon. They stock local and nationwide crafts, ranging from Irish Bawneen knitwear, Irish lace, beautiful ceramics and lots and lots of other attractions to browse through, it also has a cafe\restaurant to refresh yourself after shopping. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“While you’re in the area, Bunratty Winery is also worth a visit – where you can see Bunratty Meade being made. This is the traditional wine served at the Medieval Castle Banquets which take place in Bunratty Castle all year round. A medium-sweet wine, Bunratty Meade is made using an ancient Irish recipe of pure honey, fruit of the vine and natural herbs”
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Bunratty International Chess Festival Feb 17th - 19th 2017 Feb 23rd - 25th 2018 Feb 22nd - 24th 2019 ”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“Apart from a selection of touristy souvenirs, this shop sells more upmarket glass, china and linens. Traditional Aran knitwear and good quality men's and women's clothing, also.”
  • 1 local recommends
Resort
“This place has it all, well worth a visit with a Castle, a banquet if it takes your fancy, an old rural ireland village with thatched cottages & shows the old way of life, plenty of turf and hay. This is area also has lovely bars and restaurant and shops.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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