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Bunratty Castle, County Clare
20406204
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Reg. No.20406204
Date1400 - 1450
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBUNRATTY EAST
CountyCounty Clare
Coordinates145146, 160883
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingNational
Original Usecastle/fortified house
In Use Asmuseum/gallery
Additional Userestaurant
 
Description
Freestanding square-plan three-bay three-stage tower house, built c. 1425, with single-bay six-stage corner towers. Towers linked by connecting arches to side elevation. Restored, c. 1955 - Architect, Percy le Clerc- to accommodate use as museum and restaurant. Pitched slate roof with octagonal ridge vent. Turrets and battlements to roof parapet. Rubble stone walls with cut-stone quoins. Carved limestone mullions, transoms and surrounds to leaded glass windows. Retaining plasterwork dating to 1619 in chapel.
 
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