Bunratty Vacations

15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southeast of Clare, is Bunratty, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. If you are coming from the Shannon Airport in Clare, Bunratty is 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the northwest.

Bunratty is near many of Clare’s attractions. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the iconic Skycourt Shopping Centre. And don’t miss the Shannon Golf Club and Knappogue Castle.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a rewarding holiday destination. To catch home-grown and touring acts, spend an evening at the LIT Millennium Theatre in Limerick, one of the area’s most popular concert venues.

Set aside a couple of hours and head to the Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club in Newmarket on Fergus. Grab your lucky putter and hit the fairways.

Visitors with a passion for sports can spend an afternoon cheering on the Munster Rugby rugby union team and the Shannon RFC in winter at Thomond Park, Limerick, the sporting heart and soul of the city. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with friendly locals after the game in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.

To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Bunratty Castle Hotel, the Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport, and the popular Oak Wood Arms Hotel, Shannon.

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