Clare

the-burren

County Clare

Situated on Ireland’s scenic west coast, County Clare is home to some of Ireland’s most awesome natural wonders.

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Poulnabrone Tomb at the Burren. Image by Adrian Brady.

The Burren

This other-worldly landscape was created in the ice age by karstic limestone rock. 

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Image by Cord Cardinal

The Cliffs of Moher

These sea cliffs are five miles long and soar 700 feet above the crashing waves.

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Bunratty Castle. Image by John Menard

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Overlooking the River Shannon, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is one of the country’s top visitor attractions.

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Knappogue Castle. Image by gengish skan.

Knappogue Castle

Situated near Quin, County Clare, Knappogue Castle, or Caislean na Cnapoige, means “the castle of the place abounding in little hills”.

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Dysert O’Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre

This medieval tower house, built in 1480 by the Gaelic nobleman Diarmud O’Dea, today houses the Clare Archaeology Centre. 

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Leamaneh Castle. Image by Stéphane Moussie.

Leamaneh Castle

Leamaneh Castle is the imposing ruin of a mansion house located between Corofin and Kilfenora in the region known as The Burren in County Clare.

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Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna, or Lis Duin Bhearna, is on the west coast of Ireland, in County Clare.

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Kilrush

Kilrush

This designated heritage town, located near the mouth of the river Shannon, began as an estate town in the 18th century.

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Feakle village. Image: Wikimedia

Feakle Town

Feakle is a sleepy village in County Clare,  nestled within a diverse landscape made up of lakes, moors, the Sliabh Aughty Mountains and their valleys, which comes alive each year for its traditional music festival.

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Killaloe

Killaloe

Located on Lough Derg, near the point where the River Shannon emerges, this small town is historic and quaint in nature.

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Lahinch

Lahinch

Lahinch seaside village is a well-known golfing location that has recently become popular as a surfing resort.

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Ennis

Ennis

Ennis is the most important town in County Clare, and medieval in its origins and appearance.

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Scattery Island

Scattery Island

Scattery Island is located in southwest County Clare, at the mouth of the River Shannon.

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Craggaunowen Project

Craggaunowen Project

Craggaunowen Project is a unique, open-air museum, and a historical experience unlike most others.

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