Gardens Open

It takes a generous person to open their garden to the public for the enjoyment of others. Here lists about 300 gardens open for visiting, some year-round, others by appointment, and be sure to phone ahead.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park


Ireland’s iconic Bunratty Castle is a must on your itinerary to Ireland.  Named after the river Raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement.  The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies. Graciously restored in the 1960’s and furnished by Lord Gort’s magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle. 

  • Name:Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Address:Bunratty, Co. Clare
  • Phone:061 711222
  • Website:
  • Contact: Central reservations
  • Opening Times:Open all year, except Good Friday and Dec 24/25/26.
    9am - 5pm, Please note last admission to Bunratty Castle is 4pm
  • Memberships:GoIT
  • Wheelchair Access:Partial