Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Ireland Photos

The Bunratty Castle Folk Park, in County Clare near Limerick, hosts recreations of over 30 19thC buildings representing all social & economic classes in the region. The Folk Park sits on the grounds of a 15th C tower house. Both park & castle are run by Shannon Heritage as a single attraction.

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Bunratty Castle also known as O'Brien Castle, after the builder of the current structure. County Clare, Ireland.Historical interpreters in period dress at Folk Park, Bunratty. Ireland.Streetscene at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.Thatched roof at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.
Bunratty Castle (c1425) also known as O'Brien Castle, after the builder of the current structure. County Clare, Ireland. Historical interpreters in period dress at Folk Park, Bunratty. Ireland.Streetscene at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.Thatched roof at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.
Roof thatching at Bunratty folk park. Ireland.Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace mantel with ceramic King Charles Spaniel figurines in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cradle & dresser in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Roof thatching at Bunratty folk park. Ireland.Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace mantel with ceramic King Charles Spaniel figurines in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cradle & dresser in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open cupboard with dishes in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Blacksmith's forge building at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Blacksmith's forge at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cashen Fisherman's House, home of a North Kerry salmon fisherman, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open cupboard with dishes in Loop Head House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Blacksmith's forge building at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Blacksmith's forge at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cashen Fisherman's House, home of a North Kerry salmon fisherman, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Hearth of Cashen Fisherman's House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom in Cashen Fisherman's House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Fishing boat & lobster pots at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Mountain Farmhouse, dwelling of poor farmer on the borders of Limerick & Kerry, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Hearth of Cashen Fisherman's House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom in Cashen Fisherman's House at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Fishing boat & lobster pots at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Mountain Farmhouse, dwelling of poor farmer on the borders of Limerick & Kerry, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Flag stone floor & decorative storage bench seat & glass fronted cupboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom with cradle & decorative carved fireplace surround in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Double bed with spool headboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Basket with peat near cooking fire in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Flag stone floor & decorative storage bench seat & glass fronted cupboard (c1890's) in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom with cradle & decorative carved fireplace surround in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Double bed with spool headboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Basket with peat near cooking fire in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Dining table, piano & carved & mirrored sideboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Teapot in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Shannon Farmhouse, typical of a smaller farmhouse of the region, reconstructed at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, when Shannon Airport was built. County Clare, Ireland.Open hearth & simple decorations in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Dining table, piano & carved & mirrored sideboard in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Teapot in Mountain Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Shannon Farmhouse, typical of a smaller farmhouse of the region, reconstructed at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, when Shannon Airport was built. County Clare, Ireland.Open hearth & simple decorations in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Farmhouse furniture in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wooden cupboard for dishes in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brightly painted red & black cupboard with serving platters in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Inset bed in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Farmhouse furniture in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wooden cupboard for dishes in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brightly painted red & black cupboard with serving platters in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Inset bed in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
View of parlor & upstairs loft in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Dining room with record player in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cabinet bed in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Spool stationary rocking chair on frame in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
View of parlor & upstairs loft in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Dining room with record player in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Cabinet bed in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Spool stationary rocking chair on frame in Shannon Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Common Chaffinch at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Golden Vale Farmhouse, home of a well-to-do farmer, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Side of Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate parlor in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Common Chaffinch (fringilla coelebs) at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Golden Vale Farmhouse, home of a well-to-do farmer, at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Side of Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate parlor in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Dining table & sideboard in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brightly patterned wallpaper & decorative items on sideboard in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Vanity table with large mirrors in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Dining table & sideboard in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brightly patterned wallpaper & decorative items on sideboard in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Bedroom in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Vanity table with large mirrors in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open wooden cupboard with dishes in Golden Vale Farmhouse kitchen at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Kitchen bowls in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Open wooden cupboard with dishes in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Ornately carved "There's No Place Like Home" candle stand in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open wooden cupboard with dishes in Golden Vale Farmhouse kitchen at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Kitchen bowls in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Open wooden cupboard with dishes in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Ornately carved "There's No Place Like Home" candle stand in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open fireplace with mantel lined with decorative items in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Earthenware jugs lined on mantel in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Decorative figurine of Robert Burns & Highland Mary in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Graphic of "Execution of Robert Emmet", Irish patriot & rebel leader, in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Open fireplace with mantel lined with decorative items in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Earthenware jugs lined on mantel in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Decorative figurine of Robert Burns & Highland Mary in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Graphic of "Execution of Robert Emmet", Irish patriot & rebel leader, in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Iron utensils in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Crank operated washer & ringer dryer in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Upscale bedroom in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Hay stack near Byre Dwelling at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Iron utensils in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Crank operated washer & ringer dryer in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Upscale bedroom in Golden Vale Farmhouse at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Hay stack near Byre Dwelling at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Byre Dwelling from County Mayo at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Horse drawn wagons used by the group known as Travellers at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Goat shed at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Village street representing typical 19thC Irish urban buildings at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Byre Dwelling from County Mayo at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Horse drawn wagons used by the group known as Travellers at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Goat shed at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Village street representing typical 19thC Irish urban buildings at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Foster's Printworks shop at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.P. Cahill's Grocery at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.McInerney & Sons Hardware at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Terraced houses built for workers, now housing small businesses at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Foster's Printworks shop (1852) at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.P. Cahill's Grocery at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.McInerney & Sons Hardware at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Terraced houses built for workers, now housing small businesses at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
J.J. Corry Pub at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Home & office of Dr. J.M. Hickey at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Doctor's examination room at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Doctor's office at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
J.J. Corry Pub at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Home & office of Dr. J.M. Hickey at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Doctor's examination room at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Doctor's office at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Doctor's desk & book shelves at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Kitchen in doctor's home at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Dining table & dish cupboard of Doctor's house at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brown's Pawnbroker at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Doctor's desk & book shelves at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Kitchen in doctor's home at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Dining table & dish cupboard of Doctor's house at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Brown's Pawnbroker at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.
Belvoir School House from East Clare at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Streetscape at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.

Belvoir School House from East Clare at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. County Clare, Ireland.Streetscape at Folk Park at Bunratty. Ireland.


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