View from Bunratty Castle

Ralty or Owengarney River from Bunratty Castle

Ralty or Owengarney River from Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle seems to be the tallest structure here in the area. Granted that buildings in Ireland don’t tend to be tall in the first place. It is thus quite pleasing to see how castles or churches tend to be the tallest structures here. The village of Bunratty didn’t have a church nearby so it was just the castle dominating the skyline. As usual for tall structures, it is possible to see further when you climb to the top. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to climb very high to see the surrounding area.

View from Bunratty Castle

View from Bunratty Castle

Immediately visible here is the Ralty or Owengarney River which runs right next to Bunratty Castle. From this angle it looked very nice as there didn’t seem to be any hint of human activity here. It seemed to be a nice place to hang about but looking at the banks of the river, it doesn’t seem to be something which the locals do. From where I came from, the river is somewhere people live and build houses at. It is just nice to see unspoiled places like this. The other side of the castle gives a good view of the pub next door. It seems that it is much larger than it looks. One may think that this is just someone who set up shop beside the castle to take advantage of the tourist trade, while that may be true, the pub is actually part of the history of the castle itself.

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