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For Tourists - County Clare Tourist Attractions

Ennis Abbey, Co ClareEnnis Co Clare

Across the Shannon Estuary, beyond the city of Limerick lies Co Clare, bordered by Galway Bay to the north and the massive Lough Derg to the east. Ennis is the capital town of Co Clare, situated on the banks of the River Fergus, it is centre of administration, industry and commerce. Picturesque and historic market town with narrow streets and an ever growing international reputation as a superb, friendly holiday location. Visitors particularly enjoy the range of shopping - including craft shopping and superb dining options to suit all tastes. Music dominates especially traditional music. Ennis is the traditional music capital of Ireland and music resounds from many centres, particularly from within its famous character pubs.

Mullaghmore, The Burren, Co ClareThe Burren

The Burren is an area of about 150 square miles in northwest Clare. It is unique in that it is Europe's largest rock garden. Where you can see plants from the cold arctic, the high Alps and warm Mediterranean growing side by side. The presence of alien flora in this part of Ireland has never satisfactorily been explained. However, the warm frost provides an ideal environment for these rich and varied plants found nowhere else in Europe. It is unique in more ways than one. It is a habitat for wild animals such as the rare pinemartin, unusual birds, strange butterflies and moths, vanishing lakes, underground rivers, weird shaped stones, stoneforts, dolmens, many old churches and miles of caves.

Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher beginning four miles south of Doolin and stretching for five miles are Clare's most famous tourist spot, their great bands of shalee and sandstone rising 660 feet above the waves. One of Irelands top attractions the Cliffs of Moher separate Clare from the Atlantic Ocean. O'Briens Tower is located on the highest cliff and is an exceptional viewing point.

Aillwee Caves

In the Burren there are 35 miles of caves, these caves were formed in the last 20,000 years and as such are very young caves. The most famous on these caves is Aillwee Cave. A local farmer discovered it in 1944. In 1973 experienced potholers surveyed the cave: this survey, coupled with the cave's interesting features, and its relative ease of access, gave a group of people the incentive to develop it as a tourist attraction, it opened to the public in 1976. The cave is beautifully adorned with stalagmites and stalactites.

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle, Co ClareBuilt in 1425 Bunratty Castle features mediaeval tapestries, treasures and works of art. In its grounds the folk park features a recreated, 19th century village street with pub, hotel, post office, hardware and drapers shop. Open daily all year round.

Dolphin Watching On The Shannon

The Shannon dolphins are Irelands only resident group of bottlenose dolphins. Take a trip on board the new sightseeing ferry M.V. Dolphin Discovery as they sail from Kilrush Marina to observe these exuberant creatures in their natural habitat.

Lahinch Leisure Centre & Seaworld

Explore the world beneath the waves and discover the awesome wealth of the Atlantic Ocean in a dramatic and thrilling way. The centre includes aquarium, 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, children's pool, children's soft play area, cafe and souvenir shop.