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Lakefield Lodge B&B is in the heart of County Clare and the perfect base to explore the Burren region and the coast.You will find a warm atmosphere, excellent information on the region and great advice on fishing spots

Welcome to Clare!

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Just 35 minutes drive from Lakefield Lodge B&B takes you to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.  Built in 1425, the majestic castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. It now houses exquisite 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries and works of art. At night time the Castle is the impressive setting for Medieval Banquets which are held year round subject to demand.

Within the grounds of the Castle is the Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive Park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living village’ setting. Included are a display of 19th century agricultural machinery, eight farmhouses, two watermills, a blacksmiths forge and a church. A restored village street complete with shops, pub, post office, school etc will enchant both young and old. Traditional skills of the period are put to everyday use in the settings in which they were nurtured.

Traditional Irish nights are held in the Corn Barn in Bunratty Folk Park from April to October. Singers, dancers and musicians of the local villages entertain you as you are served traditional Irish food.

At Lakefield Lodge B&B, we can give you further info and brochures, which will help you to enjoy your visit and soak up the heritage and lifestyles of by-gone Ireland.

 

The Aran Islands

 

40 minutes drive from Lakefield Lodge B&B takes you to Doolin where Ferries operate daily to the Aran Islands from March to October. Doolin which is also renowned for Traditional Irish music is located on Clare’s Atlantic Coast.

When you visit the Aran Islands you enter one of the last outposts of Gaelic civilisation where Irish is still the spoken language of its inhabitants. The stunningly beautiful Islands are an extention of the Burren in Co. Clare. High cliffs, incredible rugged landscapes, ancient forts and other relics of pre-history abound.

Inis Mor (Inishmore) is the largest of the three Aran Islands and includes several ancient stone forts and churches among its antiquities. Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aonghasa. Its superb position and structural perfection has prompted many experts to pronounce it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe.

Inis Oirr (Inisheer) which is the smallest of the three Aran Islands has an abundance of flora, fauna, and nesting birds. It is a haven for botanists and nature lovers. It boasts one of the most beautiful beaches on the western seaboard.

Inis Meain (Inishmaan) is the quietest of the three Islands and is a wild mythical place of distinctive beauty. Here you will experience the natural, cultural, traditional way of life of the islanders.

Ferry Bookings and further information if required will be provided at Lakefield Lodge B&B.