bunratty castle, co. clare

irelands iconic bunratty castle is a must on your itinerary to ireland. named after the river raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement. the spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. from the vikings to the normans, great irish earls and noble lords and ladies. graciously restored in the 1960’s and furnished by lord gorts magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century bunratty castle.

folk park

set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. rural farmhouses, village shops and streets are recreated and furnished as they would have appeared at that time according to their social standing, from the poorest one roomed dwelling to bunratty house a fine example of a georgian residence built 1804 home of the studdarts, the last family to occupy bunratty castle.

membership programme

we were delighted to design literature as part of bunratty castle’s annual membership programme. this two-tier programme offers so many benefits to its members. both cards offer special admission rates to all shannon heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in counties clare, limerick, galway, and dublin. members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at shannon heritage operated tea rooms and gift shops.

with memberships starting from just €40 it’s time to make a change and start your endless adventure.

a gift of magic & adventure

from membership cards to entire shop fronts and everything in between we have designed for print of all sizes for many shannon heritage sites across the region.

shannon heritage is one of ireland’s largest visitor experience operators, complete with six castles and a variety of other day and evening visitor attractions in clare, limerick, galway and dublin. the shannon heritage portfolio has grown over the years and began in 1963 with the operation of its first medieval banquet at bunratty castle in co. clare.

mr. o’regan‘s café

mr. o’regan’s café is a fitting tribute to the late dr. brendan o’regan, a visionary leader and man who did so much for bunratty castle, for the shannon region, and for ireland. we wanted the interior of this café to reflect exactly how deeply involved mr. o’regan was in the early development of bunratty castle and folk park. mr. o’regan was one of the first trustees of the castle, and this café is the ideal tribute to his work and commitment to the castle in his lifetime. he came up with the idea of operating trial medieval banquets in the castle for tourists back in 1962. little did he know that almost 55 years later, they would still be ireland’s longest running and most successful evening entertainment experiences.

the café uses local suppliersas much as possible and offers their products in a unique, fun environment. the café is full of props, for example the bins are milk churns, there is a 10 metre wall graphic, and a bright orange meat slicer and a coordinating bicycle in the middle of the floor. it’s an ideal place to meet friends for a coffee or lunch and to do some browsing in the gift shop after. the café is open daily, and you can visit the store and café without having to enter the folk park. it really is a whole new experience!

project deliverables

Brand Positioning
Website Design and Development
Membership Literature Design
Marketing Materials
Exterior Graphics
External Signage
Project Management

tea rooms at the golden vale cottage

while designing these menus boards we were dreaming of a warm scone, topped with rich irish butter, homemade jam and freshly whipped cream from the bean an tí at the golden vale cottage. if that’s not your cup of tea you can indulge in a a delicious bewleys americano and a slice of victoria sponge.