About This Listing
Surrounded by beautiful history and nature, our house is Bunratty’s traditional and themed Irish Bed and Breakfast. Just opposite Bunratty Castle and five minutes from the historic and picturesque village of Bunratty with its sights, shopping, bars and restaurants, including the world famous Durty Nelly’s and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. We've a great location and you can actually see Bunratty Castle itself from the front foor and bedroom windows.
We offer deluxe accommodation, home cooking, a great range of attractions and activities and the benefit of our local knowledge whether your trip be for business or pleasure. Our total capacity is 24-30 people.
We pride ourselves on our personal touch. We are definitively not a hotel, we are a family oriented B&B that work hard to make sure you have an amazing stay with.
Our breakfasts are included in the price and we offer the full continental spread, including tea, coffee, homemade scones, bread and irish soda bread, cheeses, meats, cereals, jams, etc. We are also more than happy to supply a full cooked Irish breakfast for a small extra charge, which is payable locally.
We also do evening meals that guests are more than welcome to join in on and we love nothing more than sitting around with our guests and having a good blether.
We also like to offer our guests a free cup of tea and some scones and jam when they arrive as we want you to know how welcome you are in our home.
At the Bunratty Castle Mews no request is too big and we will work hard to meet any special requirements you may have. We have staged family reunions and special events, we have dressed rooms for Valentine's day in the past for example, with flowers and petals.
We have also organised traditional Irish marriage blessings in the local church for those looking for a fun and meaningful way to engage in the local culture. We have even staged a celtic wedding.
We're always open to new experiences and new ideas. If you have something interesting that you want to use our bed and breakfast for then please just message me and we'll see what we can work out!
We sometimes have evening entertainments in the house itself, including a traditional story teller (shanakey). There are also really warm, authentic local pubs as this is not just a tourist area. At Durty Nelly's, our local pub, you will meet real locals (often whether you want to talk to them or not!)
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS -
The world famous Durty Nelly’s bar and restaurant
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
King John’s Castle
Thomond Park - Home of Munster Rugby (Also Concerts & Sports Events)
Within an Hour:
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave (largest stalactite in the world)
Lough Gur Stone Age
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Doolin Traditional Music Centres and from here you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands or a Cliffs of Moher cruise.
We can help with Maps, Tour Bookings, Medieval Banquets and Traditional Irish Night Bookings.
GOOD TO KNOW:
We have a heated outside area where you can smoke.
No pets unless for good reasons, (website hidden) dogs.
We provide free use of the fast wireless internet and free parking.
There is a lovely local hotel which allows you to go in and swim for a small fee and there is an amazing leisure centre with all the trimmings in nearby Shannon. It has a climbing wall, gym, swimming pool, etc and there is a children's adventure playground next door to it.
Bunratty was a lovely village to stay for a few days! Dolores runs a great little B&B that is a pleasant 15-minute walk to the village. OUr room was cozy but nice and quiet at night, and her fresh scones and cream at breakfast were to die for!! She's also a wealth of local knowledge and network, and her sons are wonderfully helpful as well. If you book in, be sure to visit the local bar The Creamery, and ask for Connor. He pulls a perfect pinto of Guinness, and certainly knows his whiskies!
Delores was a delight. She welcomed us with open arms and treated us to a lovely breakfast! She even bought sweets for the kids. The rooms are comfortable and the house is so close to local attractions.
Delores was a wonderful host. The room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast great.
Dolores was such a lovely hostess--can't imagine being made any more welcome than we were. We were traveling with our 88 year old mother and Dolores made extra sure to have the room warm for her with heat and hot water bottles in the bed, over the top!
Location was terrific for us--near the airport and very near the castle with good restaurants and shopping. We would definitely stay here again.
What a wonderful introduction to the people of Ireland. Warm, happy, generous, kind, humorous, eager to help. What a grand first day! The beds were comfy, cattle outside the window, clothes line for our clothes to flap on, the history of the house was (email hidden)d the neighborhood! Castle, folk village, cows, dogs, minutes from the airport. We loved it so much we made another reservation for 3 weeks hence. Thanks you so much
Spent our last night in Ireland here. Was a perfect, relaxing location to explore Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. We arrived very early in the afternoon, but Dolores was thoroughly organized and able to accommodate our arrival. It is a larger B&B, but we never saw other travelers, so we felt special. Later in the evening (Tues.), we walked to and from Durty Nelly's where we had a delicious meal and enjoyed live music in a room full of locals -- not tourists, surprisingly. Dolores was also able to facilitate our early breakfast due to a 7:00 am departure out of nearby Shannon airport. Highly recommend for cleanliness and convenience.
About the Host, Dolores
I own and run a local B&B just opposite the lovely Bunratty Castle. I have a family of 4 boys and we all love to welcome visitors to Ireland. I know the area like the back of my hand and am happy to recommend all the finest and most interesting things in the area.
We love nothing more than welcoming interesting people from around the world and getting to know them over a cup of tea and scone. We hope that you will come and visit us soon!