County Clare

Clare - An Clár - The Plank Bridge

Location Map

Location of County Clare

County Clare is located in the West of Ireland. Situated between the River Shannon and the Atlantic Ocean, County Clare fits the bill of what tourists expect and hope to see in Ireland.

Known as "The Banner County", due to the involvement of the people of County Clare in the 1706 Battle of Ramillies, County Clare is steeped in history and tradition.

County Clare is renowned for it's landscape with the wild Atlantic on it's west side and the magnificent river Shannon on it's east side. The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are located in this county and receive many visitors throughout the year. The town of Ennis is known as the music capital of the world and musicians throng from around the world in order to partake in the song and dance.


County Clare Visitor Attractions

Tourism Ireland
Moher Hill Open Farm

An open farm located near Liscannor, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Burren National Park

A natural landscape located near Corofin, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Scattery Island Centre

A monastic island located off the coast at Kilrush, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Vandeleur Walled Garden

An open walled garden located near Kilrush, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Dysert O Dea Castle

A medieval castle located near Corofin, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Knappogue Castle

A medieval tower house located near Quin, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Burren Information Point

An information centre located in Corofin, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Aillwee Cave

A show cave located near Ballyvaughan in County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Cliffs of Moher

A natural landscape attraction located near Liscannor, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Ennis Friary

A monastic friary located in Ennis, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Dromore Wood

A nature reserve located near Ruan, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Caherconnell Stone Fort

A stone fort located near Carron, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Kilkee Waterworld

An indoor waterworld located in Kilkee, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Killaloe Heritage Centre

A historic visitor centre located in Killaloe, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Doolin Cave

A show cave located near Doolin, County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Bunratty Castle

A medieval castle located in Bunratty, County Clare


County Clare Golf Courses

Tourism Ireland
Ennis Golf Course

A 18 hole parkland course located near Ennis in County Clare.


Tourism Ireland
Dromoland Golf Course

An 18 hole parkland course located near Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare.


Tourism Ireland
Woodstock Golf Course

A 18 hole parkland course located near Ennis in County Clare.


Tourism Ireland
Doonbeg Golf Course

A 18 hole links course located near Doonbeg in County Clare


Tourism Ireland
Lahinch Golf Course

An 18 hole links course located near Lahinch in County Clare.


County Clare Festivals

Fleadh Nua  -  May

October Arts in Ennis  -  October

Ennis Traditional Festival  -  November

Aillwee Cave Easter Egg Hunt  -  April

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend  -  January

Easter Eggstravaganza  -  April

Village Carnival  -  August

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival  -  June

Willie Keane Traditional Music Weekend  -  October

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival  -  August

Killaloe Chamber Music Festival  -  June

Feile Brian Boru  -  July

Iniscealtra Festival of Art  -  May

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival  -  September

Willie Clancy Summer School  -  July