Clare County

Ennis, the county town, beams with proud cultural representation for Clare through its maze-like medieval streets, alive with traditional music, annual festivals, and historical sites. It is in a region historically engaged, with ruins of the Franciscan Friary in the town and the Clare Museum that narrates from yesteryears up to the independence struggle.

The Burren is a regional geozone territory of the UNESCO Global Geopark. It is characterized by its geological and botanical importance, where the alpine, arctic, and Mediterranean plants found their home side by side in a lunar-like landscape formed from limestone pavement. This unique relief also hosts megalithic tombs and forts, such as the Poulnabrone Dolmen, on which ancient men built their echo.

These cliffs are over 700 feet high and are placed over the Atlantic Ocean. It exhibits beauty to the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, thus a very visited site in Ireland. Lastly, a visitor center informs of the geology, wildlife, and history of the cliffs; it gives a whole new meaning to the visitors of this wonder.

Surf, kayak, or cliff walk—these are most frequently pursued by outdoor enthusiasts along County Clare’s coast. A nature lover will be attracted to the rich marine and birdlife, along with subterranean adventures in the Aillwee and Doolin caves.

Traditional Irish music lies at the center of the culture of Clare. Indeed, from Doolin to Miltown Malbay, the most celebrated music sessions and festivals of the land take place in these towns. These gatherings are not performance but a living tradition of community and celebration of Irishness.

One could easily say that the beauty of County Clare rests not only in the scenic beauties or historical sites of the place, but also in the warmth and characteristic hospitality of their people, who relate stories, play music, and share traditions with pride. Managing to embrace all that was and is Ireland, the county welcomes those who come to explore, discover, and become charmed with the special appeal.