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The Mid West Region of Ireland is home to some of the best places to visit in Ireland. When you visit a Shannon Heritage attraction, prepare yourself for an adventure through time, all a short drive from Hotel Woodstock in Ennis.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Read more

King John’s Castle

You will find a visit to King John’s Castle both inspiring and exciting. This remarkably intact Castle with its imposing walls and towers dominate the landscape of Limerick city as much today, as it did centuries ago. Visit the new visitor centre, enjoy the exhibition and relax in the Café afterwards. Read more


Craggaunowen is Ireland’s original award winning Pre-historic Park, we call it the “the Living Past Experience”. Follow in the footsteps of the fascinating Celts in Ireland and the many advances they brought about in Irish society at that time. Read more

Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden

Irish Castles have a special appeal and magic for most people and none more so than Knappogue Castle. You will fall in love, not only with the impressive castle itself, but also with its lovingly tended gardens and with the soft rolling landscape surrounding it. Read more

Dunguaire Castle

Outside the picturesque village of Kinvara lies Dunguaire Castle – a landmark on the shores of Galway Bay. You will be inspired by the legacy of literary giants associated with the wonderful Castle of Dunguaire meaning the “Fort of Guaire”, King of Connaught who died in 662 AD. Read more