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County Clare, Ireland

Book your self catering holiday in County Clare now and stay at Doonbeg Cottages in Caherlean Co. Clare Ireland! One of Ireland's premier tourism counties, Clare is just amazing. Enjoy our cozy Clare self catering Holiday Homes and enjoy the unique atmosphere of a traditional cottage in Clare.

Clare has an abundance of visual riches from the famous river Shannon and Lough Derg, which forms its eastern boundary, to its rugged Atlantic coastline with its towering cliffs and golden 'blue flag' beaches. Bunratty, Ennis, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Kilkee, Lahinch, Killaloe, Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan and Doolin are just some of the town names associated with fun and enjoyment in the area. 



Things to Do, County Clare, Ireland

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Galleries/Museums  Castles  Nature  Caves/Tombs   other Visitor Attractions



Galleries/Museums

 

 


Ennis Art Gallery

Address: 2 Frances Street, Ennis, Co Clare, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone:+353 (0)65 6892760

Description
It exhibits quality contemporary Irish art from established and emerging artists. Artists exhibiting include Brian Ballard, John Brobbel, Gary Devon, Trevor Geoghegan, Michael Gemmell, Carol Hodder, Patricia Jorgensen, Paddy Lennon, Bob Lynn, JP Rooney, Manus Walsh, Kenneth Webb. An ongoing group exhibition is held on the ground floor and a mix of group and solo exhibitions on the first floor

The Russell Gallery

Address: Newquay, Co Clare, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 7078185  
Web: www.russellgallery.net   

Description
The Russell Gallery and Studio is situated in Newquay, overlooking Galway Bay on the beautiful coastline of the Burren in County Clare. The village of Newquay is situated half way between Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Exhibitions are held throughout the year, please check the web site for further information. 
 

Clare Museum

Address: Arthurs Row,  Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 6823382  
Web: www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/index.htm   

Description
The story of Clare stretches back over 8,000 years. Its incredible history is excitingly captured at the 'Riches of Clare'. Beautifully displayed artifacts in the restored former Convent of Mercy building, displays original works of art, enthralling audio-visual presentations and interactive experiences, all combine to provide an exciting glimpse into the rich history and heritage of Clare. 


Castles



Dysert O'Dea Castle & Clare Archaeology Centre

Address:  Corofin, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 6837401  
Telephone: +353 (0)86 1000295   
Web:www.dysertcastle.com  

Description
Built in a rocky outcrop, this tower house was bulit in 1480 by Diarmuid O'Dea. It was badly damanged by the Cromwellians in 1651 but was repaired and opened to the public as an Archaeology Centre in 1986. Today it features an extensive museum of local artifacs, an audio-visual presentation, photographic exhibition, tea room and book shop.
 


Nature

Cliffs of Moher

Location: Liscannor - Lios Ceannuir
Phone:  +353(0)657086141
Web: www.cliffsofmoher.ie  

Description
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top visitor sites. ATLANTIC EDGE is the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher. Housed at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave contains images, exhibits and displays.The Centre also houses a restaurant, cafe, a gift shop and craft worker units.
 

The Burren Centre

Address:  Kilfenora, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 7088030   
Web: www.theburrencentre.ie   

Description
Discover the unique magic of the Burren Region in ''A Walk Through Time'' at the Burren Centre. The visitor centre lies at the heart of the historic village of Kilfenora. It boasts a fantastic new exhibition, audio visual film theatre, local craft shop and tea room.


Scattery Island

Address: Scattery Island, Co Clare, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 9052139    
Web: www.heritageireland.ie/en/ShannonRegion/ScatteryIslandCentre/   

Description
Scattery island has had a long and turbulent history since St. Senan founded his austere monastery here in the 6th century. Although the last of the Scattery islanders left for the mainland in 1978 the ruins of the island village remain. There is a visitor centre on the island and guided tours are available free of charge. Boat trips to Scattery Island depart from Kilrush Marina during the summer season. Contact Scattery Island Ferries on 065-9051327 



Caves/Tombs



Poulnabrone Portal Tomb

Address: Tourist Information Office, , Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 6828366  

Description
The name Poulnabrone literally means 'The hole of the sorrows' and is one of the most famous Irish dolmens. The thin capstone sits on two high portal stones to create a chamber in low cairn. This site dates back to about 2500 BC.

Aillwee Cave

Address: , Ballyvaughan, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 7077036  
Webwww.aillweecave.ie   

Description
Aillwee Cave is Ireland's premier show cave. The cave has more than 3500 feet of passages. Visitors are guided on a 35 minute stroll through caverns, over bridged chasms, beneath weird rock formations and alongside a thunderous waterfall. ‘Burren Birds of Prey Centre’, located at Aillwee Cave in County Clare, features the largest display of Falcons, Harris Hawks, Owls, American Kestrels and White Tailed Sea Eagles in the country. 




other Visitor Attractions



Craggaunowen

Address: Quin, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)61 361511  
Web: www.shannonheritage.com   

Description
Craggaunowen – the Living Past Experience, is Ireland’s original, award-winning Prehistoric Park. Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the Park interprets Ireland’s pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.

Biddy Early Brewery

Address:  Inagh, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)65 6836742  
Web: www.beb.ie   

Description
Ireland's first pub brewery is named after Biddy Early, a Clare magical woman of the 1800's. The visitor centre hosts an interesting audio-visual presentation which tells the story of the legendary Biddy Early, and her well known connection with the pub. The centre also hosts guided tours, where visitors can see the workings of a fully operational brewery in its entirety. Following the tour visitors have the chance to taste the award winning beers for themselves. Promotional merchandise is also on sale for those wishing to take home a memento of their visit.


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