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Shannon Heritage & It’s Great Attractions | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 15

Shannon Heritage

Join Jody as she chats with Marie Brennan, the Events Manager for Shannon Heritage, about the company's top attractions and some of the great events they host.

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Show Notes: (Click on times below to Expand)

About Shannon Heritage:

Shannon Heritage manages tourism and events at Bunratty Castle, King's John Castle, Knappogue Castle, Craggaunowen, and Dunguaire Castle in the west of Ireland as well as the GPO Visitor's Centre and Malahide Castle and Gardens in Dublin.

The mission of Shannon Heritage includes protecting and preserving historic places, creating jobs, and boosting the local economy through tourism.

Folk Park at Bunratty Castle:

Here you can hear stories, learn how they made various goods and lived during this time period. You don't just learn, you get to experience these places. Learn more about Bunratty Castle Events

This Year's Changes at Bunratty:

The Entry Way: Is larger and has a bigger retail section complete with a cafe.
Fairy Village: A tribute to the Little People in Irish Mythology
Lots of new animals for the farm.
See all the new wonderful, whimsical updates at Bunratty Castle.

King John's Castle:

King John was the brother of Richard the Lionheart. This is during the time period of Robin Hood and the Knights of the Roundtable. You can learn about him and the layers of history at King John's Castle.


Bunratty Castle medieval banquet runs nightly year-round. Irish Night in the Corn Barn runs less frequently.
Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet runs from April-October, as does Dunguaire Castle.
All events at the castles can be booked online at Shannon Heritage.

Not to Miss Shannon-Area Attractions:

After visiting Shannon Heritage Events, Marie also suggests you visit:

Closing remarks:

Check out the Shannon Heritage website at

You'll find the sites we spoke of today linked in the show notes above or search County Clare & County Limerick on the interactive map at Ireland Family Vacations.


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