Welcome to Gallagher’s of Bunratty and congratulations on your recent engagement! We know more and more couples are shying away from the traditional wedding reception, and we also know that standards are higher than ever before when it comes creating the perfect event. This is why we feel Gallagher’s is the ideal location for intimate, alternative wedding celebrations

Whether you are looking for a cosy rehearsal dinner with your close friends and family, a ‘day after’ dinner,  or the wedding reception itself, Gallagher’s can create a magical evening for you and your  guests, filled with good food, drink and entertainment, all under our traditionally thatched roof.


There are a number of churches in the area that will cater for religious ceremonies, but if you are looking for a civil ceremony then we suggest the de-consecrated Kilkishen church, recently renovated into a cultural centre and community hall. We can help book this beautiful venue for your wedding, just 15 minutes from us in Bunratty. For more ideas of ceremony locations, check out our blog.


Set in the heart of the historical village of Bunratty, the restaurant is just minutes from Limerick and Shannon. The famous medieval castle of Bunratty, just a stone’s throw from the restaurant, is the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos, as is our charming thatched cottage restaurant.

Inside, our recently redecorated interior blends old-world Ireland with new: traditional currach boats hang from the ceiling while a hand woven rattan salmon features on the gable wall. Candles and fresh flowers adorn every table, while the cosy, firelit bar is filled with whiskeys, gins, stouts and more, to satisfy your discerning guests.


The award winning kitchen is led by Head Chef Kieran Murphy who has created a selection of beautiful dishes worthy of a fine dining restaurant, for example:

Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli Vegetables, Organic Leaves and Toasted Sourdough | Slow Roast Irish Pork Belly, Crispy Croquette, Apple Relish, Sage and Mustard Sauce | Whole Grilled Seabass with an Oriental Glaze and stuffed with Ginger, Lemongrass and Chilli, and served with Saffron, Pea and Shrimp Rice | Brioche and Herb Stuffed Irish Chicken Supreme, Roast Carrots and Parsnips, Fondant Potatoes, Roast Jus

We also offer several delicious pre- and post-dinner refreshments


We’re here to guide you through planning the perfect wedding, and can help advise on wedding locations, celebrants, musical accompaniment, florists, transport and transfers and accommodation – read our blog here to find out more.

The benefit of having a smaller wedding is that we can create an evening that is unique and personal to the couple – why not get in touch to find out what we can do for you?

Call us on +353 (0)61 363363 or [email protected]  – we’ll be honoured to share this exciting journey with you.

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  • "Sublime food and excellent friendly service combined to give us an amazing experience to celebrate our wedding day. The charming interior was a perfect setting for an intimate celebration for family and friends...Planning was easy and they took care of everything on the day making sure our experience was carefree and fun. Staff are very friendly and professional and helped make everyone feel at home. The menu is excellent with delicious options for everyone."

    Sean & Mairead H via WeddingsOnline
  • "As an international event planner, I recently relied heavily on Gallagher’s as the host venue for an upscale event or my client’s wedding rehearsal dinner and welcome party. The cuisine and service exceeded everyone’s expectations. The management was very hands on, ensuring that our individualized requests were seen to."

    Eva C via WeddingsOnline
  • "Gallagher's of Bunratty couldn't have been a better venue for our wedding from our initial dealings with them, to the great support in the days leading up to the wedding and on the day...I really can’t thank them enough, and I would encourage any couple looking to get married in Clare to give them a look"

    Eve D via WeddingsOnline
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