Bunratty Castle and Folk Park: Ireland, August 2018

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle was built in 1460 and has been fully restored and decorated with 15th – 17th century furniture and furnishings.

Bunratty Castle

Here is a view from the tower:

Bunratty Castle view

 

Bunratty Castle

A 19th century village street has been created on the grounds.

There is also an ancient Church of Ireland:

Church of Ireland

and a manor house.

Manor House

Certain tree species from Northern Europe and Ireland have been brought to Canada over the years. I enjoyed seeing them growing in their native habitats.

Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Beech is very common in Ireland and many hedges are made of it.

Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Here are a few of the birds:

Magpie

Jackdaw

Robin

Miles Hearn

 

 

 

 

 

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