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Clare

Contae an Chlair in Irish, County Clare, is in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is in the province of Munster.
With both beauty and history combined Clare is a popular destination. Places of interest include: The Cliffs of
Moher; Aille an Mhothair, which are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region.  They rise 120 metres
above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head.  The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar”
were demolished during the Napoleonic Wars.  There are an estimated 30,000 birds living on the cliffs which represent     
20 species.  Some of these include Atlantic Puffins, hawks, gulls, guillemots and ravens.

Of interest in County Clare are:

The Burren and The Burren Centre

The Burren in County Clare is a karstic plateau.  To the casual observer, It is a stony chaos, and has a full
assemblage of the curious landforms that characterise such limestone landscapes. The region covers 360 km2
of gently inclined plateau and a further 200 km2 of lowland to the east of the plateau. The limestone has a landscape
in miniature, which is etched into exposed slabs of rock. The bare surfaces (pavements) are latticed with hollows and
channels where acidic rainwater has dissolved the rock. An extreme example of these micro landforms is on the coast.

The Burren Centre introduces visitors to the stunning, beautiful sights and ancient mysteries which await to be
discovered in this unspoiled and unique corner of Ireland. It is situated in the County Clare village of Kilfenora, at
the junction of the R476 and R481.

East Clare Heritage Centre

East Clare Heritage Centre in Tuamgraney County Clare, is the centre for an enigmatic voluntary heritage group
that promotes, protects and creates access to the vast heritage of East Clare.

Cahercommaun Stone Fort

Cahercommaun Stone Fort is dramatically set on the edge of a steep valley near Ballyvaughan, which is in
County Clare.

Gleninagh Castle

An L-shaped tower of the 16th century. The Castle was occupied by the O’ Loughlin’s up until 1840.  A Holy Well,
enclosed in the 16th Century is located nearby.

Doolin Cave

Doolin Cave, is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions.  It is a truly authentic experience.
‘The Great Stalactite’ is located here and this is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite
anywhere else worldwide.

Dysert O’ Dea Castle and Clare Archaeology Centre

Located on the periphery of the Burren, this typical, 15th Century Gaelic tower house is approximately 500 metres
off the R476 and 11km from Ennis, on the Corofin road.

Beal Boru “Brian Boru’s Fort”

Brian Boru's fort is a large ring fort that lies between the River Shannon and the Killaloe to Tuamgraney road. It has
long been identified as the ancient seat of Brian Boru - the most famous High King of Ireland.

Ennis

The ancient town of Ennis is located on the River Fergus and is one of the most picturesque towns in Ireland.  In
Irish Ennis; Inis means “island”.  This relates to an island formed between two courses of the River Fergus.  The name
is also a shortened version of the original - Inis Cluain Ramh Fhada, which means “long rowing meadow island”.  The
town’s history is intertwined with it’s famous streetscapes and character buildings.  This gives a wonderful ambience
for it’s visitors to enjoy. This is truly somewhere very special indeed.

Places of Interest in Ennis:

Ennis Friary

Dating back to the 13th Century, is County Clare’s impressive friary at Ennis Town.  It was founded by the O’Brien’s.
The structure, which Once housed over 300 friars, features numerous 15th and 16th-century sculptures which are
carved from local limestone.

Dromore Wood and Visitor Centre

Dromore was established as a nature reserve because of the diversity and richness of its flora and it’s fauna.  
It is an area of approximately 400 hectares (1,000) acres).