Beyond the grounds of the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, you can now explore a new 20km coastal walking trail in Clare which will bring you along one of the most outstanding landscapes in Ireland. From Liscannor and Hags Head in the south, along by the majestic Cliffs of Moher, to Doolin in the North, with views over Aill Na Searrach, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, this trail follows the line of the Cliffs and passes through the grounds of the Visitor Centre. The thousands of seabirds make the Cliffs a magical place and if you are lucky, on your stroll, you will hear and see the Cliffs Buskers playing traditional Irish music along the Cliff pathways.
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited natural attraction capturing the hearts of up to 1 million visitors each year. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day, you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. Buy Tickets here
Sail to the Aran Islands! There are daily sailings to the Aran Islands from Doolin. Visit the spectacular Dún Aengus fort on Inis Mor, get away from it all on Inis Meain or take a quick trip to the smallest one – the beautiful island of Inis Oirr. Hopping from our island of Ireland to our local islands is an experience loved by many, there is so much beauty, culture and heritage to be experienced here. Buy tickets here
Loop Head is a slender finger of land pointing out to sea from the most westerly point of County Clare, on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. Cinched between the ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other, this tiny peninsula would be an island but for a meagre mile of land connecting it to the rest of Clare. But despite its isolation, its people are far from insular, having spent hundreds of years welcoming strangers by water. In 2010, Loop Head became a European Destination of Excellence in aquatic tourism and was voted Best Tourism Destination by the Irish Times in 2013 so it is well worth a visit! It’s also right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, 2,500 kilometres of the finest coastal scenery in Ireland.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a must on your itinerary to Ireland. This is your chance to experience a window to Ireland’s past and to explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. There are tons of great activities to experience here, check it out! Book your visit online
Experience the thrill and excitement of surfing the waves in Co. Clare! Throughout the year the surf schools in Clare are a hive of activity, making it a buzzing spot for a surf holiday. Once you’ve brushed up on your skills, head off to one of Clare’s most famous surfing spots, Lahinch, or practice at less crowded beaches such as Doolin or Spanish Point.
You could also take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher and check out the scale and magnificence of the Cliffs of Moher on a 1 hour voyage, from the waterline. There’s nothing like experiencing the Cliffs from above and below, and if you’re especially lucky you might be surprised by a visit from one of our local dolphins along the way. Buy your tickets online
Armada Hotel overlooks the beautiful white sandy beach of Spanish Point, which is a haven for watersport activities and for those who just enjoy a healthy walk or a lazy day stretched out in the summer sunshine. Spanish Point is one of the best surfing sites in County Clare and with Lahinch so close to the North surfing enthusiasts are certain to enjoy their stay. The nine hole golf course is one of the oldest courses in the county being over 110 years old and affords fantastic views of the rugged coastline.
The Burren National Park is located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed limestone pavement. However, it has been referred to in the past as “Fertile rock” due to the mixture of nutrient-rich herb and floral species. The Parkland was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, cliffs and fen. A special place on planet earth.