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County Clare, Republic of Ireland

County Clare Coastline
County Clare Coastline

County Clare is situated on the rugged west coast of Ireland with County Galway to the north, County Tipperary to the east and the counties of Limerick and Kerry to the South.

To the north of the county, the rugged Atlantic coast rises nearly 700 feet above the sea in the shape of the Cliffs of Moher. A couple of miles away, you'll find an amazing Karst limestone region called the Burren, which features caves, underground streams and rare alpine flora. The area also has plenty of fascinating archaeological sites, including the 5000-year-old Poulnabrone Dolmen. Why not explore this beautiful area by taking a rail tour?

Charming villages like Doolin, Fanore and Ennistymon are famed for their traditional music sessions. Clare is an ideal destination for those in search of the outdoors; sea, lake and river fishing, walking and cycling and of course golfing are all popular activities in the county.

Clare’s principal town is Ennis, a busy market centre on the River Fergus. Its famous narrow streets are dotted with a host of unusual shops, bars and restaurants. Ennis is regarded as the heartland of Irish music; look out for superb nightly sessions, as well as some very lively annual festivals.

Ennis is an ideal centre for touring around County Clare. Whether you'd like to banquet at 15th century Bunratty Castle, visit the delightful lakes of East Clare or explore the isolated loop head coastline, everything is a short drive from Ennis.

Bunratty Castle, ireland's premier visitor attraction is located in County Clare. The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. It now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of the times. You can marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country, which brings to life a vital part of our Celtic. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for medieval banquets which are held year round

Historic attractions in this county include:- Bunratty Castle, Carrigaholt, De valera Monument, Burrne heritage Centres, Killaloe Cathedral and Churches and many others besides

Where to stay and things to do in County Clare

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Selected County Clare hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan
Cilleoin House Hotel Ennis, Ennis (Near Shannon Airport)
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
Great Southern Hotel Shannon Airport, Shannon(beside airport)
Burke's Armada Hotel, Milltown Malbay
Clonmore Lodge, Quilty
Oak Wood Arms Hotel, Shannon
Kincora Hall, Killaloe
Sheedy\'s Country House Hotel, Lisdoonvarna

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Explore County Clare Towns

Ballyvaughan | Bunratty | Burren | Corofin | Doolin | Ennis | Ennis (Near Shannon Airport) | Ennis Town | Killaloe | Kilrush | Lisdoonvarna | Milltown Malbay | Newmarket-on-Fergus | Quilty | Shannon | Shannon (Near Airport) | Shannon(beside airport) | Tuamgraney |

County Clare Tourist Information Centres

Ballyvaughan Tourist Information Centre
The Village Stores,
Main Street, Ballyvaughan,
County Clare
Tel: +44 (0) 65 7077077

Ennis Tourist Information Centre
Arthur's Row
O'Connell Square
Ennis, Co. Clare
Tel: +44 (0) 65 6828366
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Cliffs of Moher Tourist Information Centre
Cliffs of Moher
Co Clare
Tel: +44 (0) 65 7081171
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Kilkee Tourist Information Centre
The Square,
Co. Clare.
Tel: +44 (0) 65 9056112

Killaloe Tourist Information Centre
Killaloe Heritage Centre, Killaloe,
Co. Clare
Tel: +44 (0) 61 376866

Kilrush Tourist Information Centre
Town Hall,
2 Francis Street,
Kilrush, Co. Clare
Tel: +44 (0) 65 9051577

Shannon Tourist Information Centre
Shannon Airport,
Co. Clare.
Tel: +44 (0) 61 471664

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