Doolin in North Clare is a village on the Wild Atlantic Coast noted for traditional music. It has been a favourite spot for young people interested in traditional music and rural living. There are many bars and music venues, lots of accommodation and a ferry service to the Aran Islands. The Doolin Folk Festival is
Doonbeg is a scenic village in the west of Clare overlooking the Wild Atlantic Ocean. There are lots of events happening in Doonbrg throughout the year including The West Clare Drama Festival, The Doonbeg Jazz Festival, The Doonbeg Regatta, The Doonbeg Seafood Festival, The One Act Drama Festival and much more. Recently Doonbeg in County
Ennis is the county town (capital) of County Clare. It is the centre of administration of Clare County Council and has a population of about 25,000. The town has a history dating back beyond the 12th century and was associated with the O’Briens, descendants of Brian Boru. It also has a Friary and was a
Kilfenora is a village of about 250 residents. The village is probably best known for The Kilfenora Céilí Band. The band started in 1909 but it was not until it was reorganised in 1953 that it really took off. Its well known style of rhythmical dance music became world famous and the band toured all
Kilkee has been a popular holiday resort in West Clare since the middle of the 19th century. The West Clare Railway which opened at the end of the 19th century brought many more visitors to Kilkee and from then on its popularity grew. It has been particularly with residents of Limerick city many of whom
Lahinch is located on the Atlantic Coast of County Clare approximately 45 miles from Galway City and 40 miles from Limerick City. Lahinch Golf Club has one of Ireland’s foremost links courses and is very popular with home players and visitors. It has been home to a number of prestigious tournaments over the years. The
Mountshannon is a beautiful town overlooking Lough Derg in East Clare. Lots to do and plenty good accommodation.
Spancilhill is a small village in East County Clare, about 5 km east of Ennis, on the road (R352) to Tulla. Most Irish people willl be familiar with the ballad ‘Spancilhill’ which starts: Last night as I lay dreaming of pleasant days gone by My mind been bent on rambling to Irelands isle I did
The Burren (meaning “great rock”) in North West Clare, is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe (approximately 250 square kilometres). Karst is a type of landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks like limestone. Limestone is somewhat soluble in water so corrosive drainage along joints cause fissures called grykes. These are evident
Tuamgraney is a village in East Clare.