Burren Nature Sanctuary, Kinvara
Burren Nature Sanctuary is a special place to experience the unique and diverse Burren landscape and botany. Set on a 50-acre organic farm in Kinvara, Co. Galway, it is an ideal introduction to the magical Burren landscape. Visit the Botany Bubble which houses the National Collection of Burren flora in season. Explore the nature trail through Burren habitats of shattered limestone, ancient woodland, a unique disappearing lake and wildflower meadow. Discover fairy houses in the hazel wood and meet friendly goats, pigs and donkeys. Explore the adventure playgrounds and indoor Nature Quest play area. Connect with nature, yourself and each other as you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this ancient landscape. It is about 1 hour from Doolin.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Welcome to Bunratty Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. At evening time Medieval Banquets are held in the castle and are open to the public to enjoy. Enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub. Enjoy a medieval banquet in one of the most accurately restored castles in Ireland. It is 1 hour from Doolin.