Many years ago these buildings were used for defense against enemies, they were residence of the monarch or a haven for those who retired from worldly life. Now these majestic and beautiful buildings delight the eye of tourists around the world.
Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhun Raithe, meaning "Castle at the Mouth of the
Ratty") is a large tower house in County Clare, Ireland. It lies in the
centre of Bunratty village, by the N18 road between Limerick and Ennis, near
Shannon Town and its airport. The name Bunratty, Bun Raite (or possibly, Bun na
Raite) in Irish, means the 'bottom' or end of the 'Ratty' river. This river,
alongside the castle, flows into the nearby Shannon estuary. From the top of
the castle, one can look over to the estuary and the airport... (read more)