Bunratty Shopping

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    Blarney Woollen Mills: Bunratty Village Mills

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 22, 2007

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    There was a little shopping area around the corner from the hotel (photo #4 was taken from the top of Bunratty Castle), and that included a little post office where my grandson bought stamps for his postcards. The things that we got were not the glossy souvenier type things or the crystal or knitware, but they have those things too.

    Opening Times:
    Mon. - Sat. 9.30 am - 6 pm
    Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

    What to buy: We got postcards, an aluminum bottle to replace the sports drink bottle that I left in the airport, coasters, and a tie. I also realized that I didn't have enough shirts or tops, so I bought myself a t-shirt.

    The website says: "Blarney Woollen Mills here in Bunratty has everything you could wish for with names like Waterford Crystal, Belleek and Royal Tara as well as Jewellery, Linens, Irish Tweeds and Knitwear. We deliver to anywhere in the world

    What to pay: The Leprechauns Made Me Do it - Black T/Shirt $10.50
    Castles of Ireland Coasters US$ 11.41
    Patrick Francis Classic Shamrock tie US$ 33.14

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    Bunratty Post office: Mail Those Cards

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 25, 2009

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    This is the regular Irish post office in Bunratty where my grandson bought stamps for his postcards to send home to his family.

    In the Victorian age, the Post Office services ranged from mail to banking (Post Office Savings Bank 1861) and from telegraphs and telephones to the payment of old age pensions (1909).

    Following independence in 1922, the Department of Posts and Telegraphs gradually took on new agency work for the Departments of Social Welfare and Finance. Deliveries in rural areas were extended, motorized transport introduced and the telephone network expanded. The range of the Department's responsibilities led in the 1970's to plans for the break-up of the Department into two new State companies, one for telecommunications and the other for postal and agency services. In 1984, the Post Office was re-established as An Post.

    What to buy: Stamps

    What to pay: Weight Not Over 100g
    Letter / Postcard €0.82
    Large Envelope €1.50
    Packet Parcel €2.70 €22.00

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