Kilkee is a seaside resort in the south west of County Clare Ireland. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Ennis travelling on the N68. Kilkee is one of Ireland's leading traditional holiday centres. This seaside town on the south western coast of Clare, still has a 19th Century Victorian feel.
Kilkee overlooks the mile-long sandy beach, which is gently sloping and safe from the Atlantic weather that often batters similar sites along Ireland's west Coast. It is further sheltered by a reef which stretches across the mouth of the bay. On the west end of the town are the "Pollock Holes" three naturally enclosed pools. The diving boards at "New Found Out" allow for dives of up to 13 metres (45 feet) into the open sea. Children will love the indoor pool which has a 61 metre slide.
The village has been a popular tourist attraction for at least 200 years. During that time famous visitors have included members of the British and Austro-Hungarian Royal Families, the Beatles, Che Guevara, Charlotte Bronte (who spent part of her honeymoon in the town). The actor Richard Harris owned a house in the town he loved it so much.
For golfers Kilkee makes and excellent base for a golfing holiday with good golfing options both in Kerry via the car ferry and Clare's finest golf courses mostly less than an hour away. Kilkee's 18-Hole championship quality golf course is situated on the road towards George's Head and stretches along the spectacular cliffs, but if that's too daunting there is also a pitch-in-putt.