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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren: 4 reviews and 4 photos

  WHERE IS CO CLARE??
by eden_teuling
 
 

at the WEST COAST of IRELAND....

Let me go on with BUNRATTY:

The Folk Park there contains many houses & buildings, which provide a rich store of information and insight into the country's past.

8 Farmhouses represent every area of NORTH MUNSTER.
These exhibits are exact copies of buildings that existed in the region in the 19th Century and have been furnished and decorated in the style of that time: which is a pleasure to see!

You can go from the LOOP HEAD house where the small fishing / farming family lived, to the MOUNTAIN farmhouse, where children slept in the loft, to the GOLDEN VALE, the home of the rich farmer, whose wife would have had women to help her run the house.
Then there is the BOTHAN SCOR, the one-roomed dwelling of the landless labourer!

The latest additions include HAZELBROOK HOUSE, which was built in 1898, this place was home to the HUGHES brothers, who started a dairy industry in the 1800s and later produced HB ice cream, which became a household name in Ireland.

And........let me tell you that there is still more to be enjoyed but I here have to pay attention to the allowed number of characters, lolol!

Address: BUNRATTY CO CLARE
othercontact: reservations@shannondev.ie
Phone: 061 360 788
Website: http://www.shannonheritage.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 21, 2003
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