Bunratty hotels and hostels
Bunratty has a few hotels and dozens of B&Bs. A big map by the park entrance shows locations; most are away from the castle, park and shop scrum. All are good choices if you have early flights out of Shannon Airport.
Ashgrove House Bunratty
On a quiet cul-de-sac 1.6km from the castle, this traditionally styled house makes for a good refuge. All five rooms have little extras like curling irons (for that grand banquet entrance!) and some have huge king-size beds.
Wake up to the gentle, distant cluck of a chicken at this luxurious B&B on a working farm midway between Bunratty and the airport. Rooms are posh, with king-size beds and bucolic views. The food is farm-hearty with famous baked treats.
Bunratty Camping & Caravan Park
Set in a typically leafy and green pasture near the Bunratty Castle (five-minute walk) and airport, there are the usual services and a small cafe.