first_imgNew high-end jobs for Shannon Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week Bunratty CastleTHE ICONIC Bunratty castle and folk park is the focus of a massive investment and upgrade.The country’s largest butterfly house is just one of the proposals which the heritage company hopes will up visitor numbers at the hugely successful offering by half.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A four-dimensional visitor experience is also planned in a new building as part of the development along with new interactive facilities in other areas of the folk park.Other plans include restoration works on the historic Bunratty House and improvements in the folk-park street.The 15th-century castle, which is at the centre of the visitor attraction, is also the focus of attention with a new welcoming vista planned with period banners and tents.The historic nature of the castle makes it difficult to access for people with mobility restrictions. The plan is to create a new experience on the lower levels and to move some of the historic collection from the upper rooms of the castle to the lower area and to create a virtual walkthrough with interactive screens.There are proposals for four sculptures within the parks as well as experiential and interactive features in some of the buildings in the village.The proposals will require some demolition including the exiting educational building and there are also plans to extend the car-park to accommodate the anticipated increase in visitor footfall.Walkways, a picnic area and a new playground are also part of the Bunratty plans.The application is currently with the planning authority. Advertisement Free admission to Desmond Castle Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues Email Linkedin Print Conference on 2020 Investment Environment coming to Limerickcenter_img Previous articleThe silence to Killing StellaNext articleTipp Classical 2019: New additions to the extensive bill Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBunrattyCounty ClaredevelopmentheritageinvestmentLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook WhatsApp NewsHeritageBig investment lined up for Bunratty tourist attractionBy Bernie English – May 15, 2019 374 Twitter Shannon Heritage operations suspended from Friday evening last_img