Bunratty shortlisted for two national tourism awards

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Staff at Bunratty Folk Park celebrating the national tourism award nominations.

BUNRATTY Castle and Folk Park has been shortlisted for two national tourism awards as a result of its popularity with the general public.

The renowned tourist attraction is in the running for awards in both the “Family Venue of the Year” and “Tourist Attraction of the Year” categories.

Bunratty was shortlisted because of the high number of public nominations submitted through the Irish Hospitality Award’s social media channels.

The awards celebrate the dedication to customer service by hospitality teams, who ensure their customers receive unforgettable experiences. They acknowledge everyone who works hard to enhance the reputation of the country, from tourist attractions to restaurants and museums that promote and showcase the rich Irish heritage.

Shannon Heritage marketing manager Adrienne O’Flynn said they were delighted to be acknowledged for customer service and dedication to providing an unforgettable visitor experience.

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An independent judging panel will review supporting evidence from finalists, which includes reviews and testimonials from customers and details on initiatives like Bunratty’s world famous banquets, its fairy trail booklet and animal trail quiz.

Other shortlisted contenders include the Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre in Ballyvaughan, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork, the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle and the Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum in Dublin.

The award presentation event will take place on October 18.