The Cliffs of Moher
stand majestically over the Atlantic Ocean, looking out to the Aran Islands, to Lahinch to the South and to Galway Bay to the North. Further south is
Loop Head Peninsula
the Cliffs stretching between Kilkee towards Loop Head are equally impressive as the Cliffs of Moher and secret hideaways well worth a visit. Bird, Dolphin and Whale watching are popular among visitors to the region
The Shannon Estuary is home to Euope's largest population of bottle-nosed dolphins. Watch Boats depart from Carrigaholt and Kilrush throughout the summer months.
Irish Music is the living, breathing natural treasure of the County. Visit the Willie Clancy Summer School Miltown Malbay in early July! The local pubs have lively traditional entertainment until the early hours throughout the summer months. [more...]
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park shows life as it was in bygone eras and plays host to entertaining musical medieval banquets, as does Knappogue Castle near the village of Quin - a 10 Minutes drive from Ennis.
Festivals and Events
The Irish enjoy nothing more than our festivals, horse races and GAA events in Gaelic Football and Hurling. Look out for these in the different areas when visiting! [more...]
Surfing the Waves
The wild, rolling waves of the Atlantic crashing against the Western coastline provide a challenge for even the most dedicated surfers. Lahinch, Donbeg and Spanish Point are the most popular surfing destinations, with Surf schools in Lahinch developing young people's skills to face the waves throughout the year.
Walking, Hiking and Cycling
The best way to experience County Clare is by walking and hiking along the many 'green roads' criss-crossing the landscape! The 'Burren Way' and the 'Mid Clare Way' are set up especially for long distance walkers and each area of Clare can be covered on several sign posted cycleways. GPS Tracks for Walking, Cycling and Hiking - here!
The West of Ireland boasts some of the best golf links courses in the world! Lahinch and Doonbeg courses offer a challenging day's golf and overlook stretches of sandy beaches.[more...]