Irish Wolfhounds make their return to Bunratty

Picture Sean Curtin

Irish Wolfhounds are once again roaming the grounds of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co. Clare. Shannon Heritage has acquired two new female wolfhounds and they are already creating a stir with visitors.

“At Shannon Heritage we have a commitment to putting the customer and visitor experience, first. With that in mind, recently we asked our visitors at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park what would they like to see, and the recurring suggestion was to bring back the Wolfhounds! Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland, and no 15th century Castle is complete without these iconic and noble dogs. The new wolfhounds are already proving really popular with visitors.”

“We are delighted with the positive reaction we are getting from our visitors and indeed our own employees who have really taken the new arrivals to their hearts. We also have plans for more iconic animals to return in the coming months, so watch this space!” concluded Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director, Shannon Heritage.

Wolfhounds were regular guests at the Bunratty Castle from the early days of the medieval banquets in the 1960’s. The animals would roam the great hall and dining areas as would have been the custom in medieval times.

To celebrate the new arrivals Shannon Heritage are running a competition on their Facebook page, where the public can suggest names for the two new arrivals to be in with a chance of winning an annual family pass (two adults and two children) to Shannon Heritage attractions. Visit Shannon Heritage on Facebook for more details. The competition will be open for entries until close of business on Monday 12th February when the new names of the two female wolfhounds will be unveiled.

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