Envelop yourself in the medieval fortress of Bunratty Castle, which is found in Southwest Ireland in County Clare. The Munster Province castle is nearly three hours away by car from the Dublin Airport, but the route is straightforward and takes you through incredible scenery.
Head onto the M7 for the majority of the drive before taking the E20 and then the exit leading to the town and the castle of Bunratty.
Bunratty Castle, found in County Clare, is one of the most complete examples of a medieval fortress in all of Ireland.
All of the furnishings in the interior of the castle date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, letting you relive history on your tour.
There's even an included folk park, where you can visit a traditional pub, post office or school.
The 13th century stone castle's exterior is stunning, but it is what lies within that makes it such an appealing spot in Ireland.
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