Activities & Links
Visit the tallest cliffs in Europe, ramble across the lunlar landscape of the Burren, climb Clares highest mountain at Moylussa, cruise over the majestic Lough Derg, sail out to spend some time in the company of the West Clare Dolphins, enjoy the family delights of our excellent beaches and seaside resorts and you will love Clare.
From our location in Spanish Point, Co. Clare, we are just a short distance from all that the West of Clare has to offer. The links below will take you on a journey around County Clare and hopefully highlight to you, our welcome visitor, the wonderful attractions Clare has to offer.
Many of our well established visitor attractions have their own websites. Click below on any of the links to go directly to their site.
Cliffs of Moher:
Standing 214 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs of Moher boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.
Aillwee Cave: Unlike the vast caverns you may have encountered, Aillwee Cave is unique to the geology of the Burren and it enables you to explore a little of what lies under the exciting landscape. Open to Visitors all year round.
Burren Centre: The Burren Centre gives you the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries of the unique limestone region of the Burren.
Burren Perfumery: The Burren is one of the most unique floral landscapes in the world. The perfumery produces a range of aromatherapy products and fragrances using traditional methods. Open to visitors all year round.
Burren Smokehouse: At the Burren Smokehouse you can taste and learn how the burren salmon is smoked. You can also admire the unique series of mosaics about the ancient legend ‘The Salmon of Knowledge’. Open to visitors all year round.
Bunratty Castle: At Ireland’s premier visitor attraction you are invited to explore three wonderful experiences – the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle, the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park and the Village Street.
Caherconnell Stone Fort: Burren: Caherconnel is one of the best preserved stone forts in the Burren. The visitor centre in Castleconnel incorporates an audio-visual presentation and a graphic display area. Open to visitors March-end October.
Clare Heritage & Genealogical Centre: Corofin: The main theme of the Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre is “Ireland West 1800 – 1860″. It portrays the traumatic period of Irish history under such headings as land tenure, traditional ways of life, culture, famine, emigration, etc. The Centre also offers a professional service to persons wishing to trace their ancestry housing the most comprehensive research material held at any one location to enable persons with Clare roots to trace their ancestry. Open to visitors all year round
Cliffs of Moher Cruises: Our cruise will take you on a vouage of discovery along the shoreline, which is inaccessible from land
Doolin Ferries: Visit all three of the stunningly beautiful Aran Islands, only 20 min from Doolin and are one of the last outposts of Gaelic Civilisation where Irish is still the Spoken language
Heart of Burren Walks: Heart of Burren Walks are based in the east of the Burren which serves as an excellent base for the exploration some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in the west of Ireland.
Michael Cusack Centre: There’s hardly a person in Ireland who hasn’t heard of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Such is the popularity of hurling and Gaelic football that almost every parish has its own club. It’s an important part of what it means to be Irish, and the games are now played around the globe. And yet, despite its iconic status, the story of the founder of the GAA, Michael Cusack remains largely untold. For anyone interested in the changing face of Irish life, the Michael Cusack Centre is a treasure chest of living history. Open April to September (Winter tours by appointment), it is a top tourist attraction and popular destination for school groups and sport enthusiasts.
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