Bunratty Castle, Ireland Photos

Bunratty Castle, in County Clare near Limerick, is a tower house, built around 1425, restored from near ruin, & furnished with medieval furniture & many other artifacts by Lord Gort in the 1960's. A Folk Park sits on the Castle grounds. 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.Square towers of Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Visitors entrance to Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Profile of Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Bunratty Castle (c1425) also known as O'Brien Castle, after the builder of the current structure. County Clare, Ireland.Square towers of Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Visitors entrance to Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Profile of Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
The Main Guard, formerly used by common soldiers & the Earl's retainers, at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fire back & grate in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Japanese bronze bell in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stained glass shields in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
The Main Guard, formerly used by common soldiers & the Earl's retainers, at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fire back & grate in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Japanese bronze bell in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stained glass shields in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Stained glass panels in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ceremonial carved wooden chair in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornately carved armoire in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Minstrels' Gallery overlooking Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Stained glass panels in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ceremonial carved wooden chair in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornately carved armoire in Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Minstrels' Gallery overlooking Main Guard at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Ornately carved wooden shield with the phrase "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, the motto of the Order of the Garter, a high British honor & symbols of the four nations comprising the UK at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.The Great Hall hung with tapestries & adorned with antlers at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.High table in Great Hall with extinct Irish deer antlers at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Great chair at the high table in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Ornately carved wooden shield with the phrase "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, the motto of the Order of the Garter, a high British honor & symbols of the four nations comprising the UK at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.The Great Hall hung with tapestries & adorned with antlers at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.High table in Great Hall with extinct Irish deer antlers at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Great chair at the high table in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Stained glass armorial windows in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Bunratty Castle stained glass windows. Ireland.Extinct Irish deer antlers hung above high table in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Extinct Irish deer antler on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Stained glass armorial windows in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Bunratty Castle stained glass windows. Ireland.Extinct Irish deer antlers hung above high table in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Extinct Irish deer antler on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Tapestry on Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ancient mantle clock in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate carved wooden cabinet in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Tapestry on Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ancient mantle clock in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate carved wooden cabinet in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Carved figures above tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved figure with shield above tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wooden figure holding harp on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Tapestry & carved wooden figures on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Carved figures above tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved figure with shield above tapestry hanging in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wooden figure holding harp on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Tapestry & carved wooden figures on wall of Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Oak dower cupboard in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate wooden chest with iron strapping in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Wood equestrian stature with the heraldic motto "vincit veritas" or "truth prevails" in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Medieval relief scene created in wood at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Oak dower cupboard in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Ornate wooden chest with iron strapping in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Wood equestrian stature with the heraldic motto "vincit veritas" or "truth prevails" in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Medieval relief scene created in wood at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Medieval relief scene created in wood at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Sheela na gig fertility symbol in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fertility symbol carved in wall of Bunratty Castle. Ireland.Private chapel at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Medieval relief scene created in wood at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Sheela na gig fertility symbol in Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fertility symbol carved in wall of Bunratty Castle. Ireland.Private chapel at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Earl's kitchen where food was cooked for guests in the Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Turtle shells used as serving dishes hanging in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Game hanging over copper pots in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stone ware crocks in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Earl's kitchen where food was cooked for guests in the Great Hall at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Turtle shells used as serving dishes hanging in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Game hanging over copper pots in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stone ware crocks in kitchen at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Carved wooden bedstead with tapestry canopy in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Cradle in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Vintage toddler's walker in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Carved wooden bedstead with tapestry canopy in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Cradle in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Vintage toddler's walker in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Very early clock at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace in private apartments of Earl & his family at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wood cupboards in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Very early clock at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace in private apartments of Earl & his family at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Carved wood cupboards in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Tapestry in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stained glass window showing Adam & Eve in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Early clock in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Cast iron fireplace back in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Tapestry in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Stained glass window showing Adam & Eve in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Early clock in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Cast iron fireplace back in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Ornately carved cupboard topped by statue of a stag in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Collection of antique objects in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Antique furniture & objects in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Canopy bed with carved bed posts & embroidered hangings in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Ornately carved cupboard topped by statue of a stag in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Collection of antique objects in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Antique furniture & objects in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Canopy bed with carved bed posts & embroidered hangings in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Fireplace & side chair in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin, in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin, in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Table & Tudor type vaulted ceiling in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Fireplace & side chair in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin, in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin, in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Table & Tudor type vaulted ceiling in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.
Detail of Tudor type vaulted ceiling in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.

Detail of Tudor type vaulted ceiling in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.Fireplace in South Solar in Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland.


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