Loop Head Farmhouse
The house of small fisher – farming folk. The thatch is roped down to protect it against the Atlantic Gales. Here you will observe the Bean a Ti (woman of the House) baking bread in the traditional way.
Cashen Fisherman’s House
A simple two roomed home of a North Kerry Salmon Fisherman. Much of the timber used in this house would have been salvaged from the sea. The floor is of rammed clay.
A poor farmers house of a type found on the borders of Limerick and Kerry. It has a loft for extra sleeping space.
The first farmhouse to be reconstructed on the site and which marked the beginning of the development of Bunratty Folk Park. The house was removed from where it originally stood on the site of a runway at Shannon Airport.
Bothan Scóir Farmhouse
A one roomed dwelling of a poor landless labourer. Many of these fell into disrepair or were destroyed during the time of the great famine 1845-1847.
Golden Vale Farmhouse
A prosperous farmers home, from the rich lands in the Golden Vale of counties Limerick and Tipperary. It has stables, byres and a corn barn. Here, Bean a Ti's bake brown bread, porter cake, apple tart, and griddle bread.
North Clare Farmhouse
Reflects the building style and materials of Moher area of North Clare. This house was from an area near the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare. The local stone, a thick flagstone is used as a multi-purpose building material for houses, out buildings, etc.
An example from County Mayo of a dwelling occupied by both humans and their milking cows. There is a pigsty nearby.