Clare is home to two of Irelands finest natural attractions.
The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, with it's geology,
flora, caves, history and archaeology. Clare is bounded on the west by the beautiful Atlantic coast.
Main County Clare Tourist Attractions
Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. It was built in 1425, and restored in 1954 and
has furnishings and tapestries which capture the mood and style of its times.
The Folk Park, set in 26 acres, recreates nineteenth century Ireland. The Park includes a recreated village street, a
watermill, blacksmiths forge, and a display of nineteenth century agricultural machinery.
Located in the heart of the Burren, Caherconnell is the information gateway to the forts and tombs of the region, during your
visit to Caherconnell you can walk through this ancient for whose 3 million kilograms of stone have stood for over 1500
Located just north of Lahinch on the coast of West Clare, are the Cliffs of Moher. Natural ramparts against the might of the
Atlantic, they rise in places to over 214m and stretch for almost 8km.
Discovered in 1959, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave, Co. Clare, is set to become one of the most important eco-tourist
attractions in Ireland. Measuring 6.54 metres (20 feet) in length, it is recognised as being the longest stalactite in the
Northern hemisphere. more...
The Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre, Lisdoonvarna was established in 1995, to create a window for the smokehouses own products
and other local gourmet products and crafts. We offer a video for our visitors that shows how our salmon is being smoked, starting
from filleting to dispatch. more...
The Burren Perfumery was founded 35 years ago at the centre of a quiet valley in the heart
of the Burren. The Burren is a limestone plateau on the West Coast of Ireland, famous for
its wildness and the diversity of its plant life.more...
Located at Quin, this centre interprets Irelands prehistoric and early Christian eras. The exhibits around the grounds
include a Ring Fort, a true reproduction of a farmers house dating from the 4th or 5th centuries, an Iron Age roadway and an
outdoor cooking site. Also featured is the leather hulled boat which Tim Severin sailed from Ireland to North America.
Located near Ballyvaughan, with its stalactites and stalagmites, Aillwee cave is unique to the geology of the Burren and it
enables you to explore a little of what lies under the exciting landscape.more...
The Castle was built in 1467 it is a magnificent example of a medieval tower house. It has had a long and varied history -
from battle field to dwelling place. It is surrounded by beautiful Victorian and Walled Gardens.
The Burren Centre offers the visitor a first class experience with their “must see exhibition”, a spacious gift shop, and a homely country style tea room.
Providing memories of Ireland's rural narrow-gauge travel in the first half of the twentieth century, the full story of which is told in its museum in the old station
house along with relics of West Clare's rural and musical past.
Vandeleur Walled Garden & Centre.
Beautifully constructed walls enclose this sheltered Walled Garden which is set among 420 acres of native woodland. Once the forgotten garden of Kilrush House.
Brian Buro Heritage Centre elaborates on the theme of Celtic Ireland. The 11th century High King of Ireland, Brian Boru who subdued the Vikings and was
one of the influential and colourful figures in Irish History was born here. more...e
This 13th century Franciscan Friary, founded by the O'Briens, has numerous 15/16th century sculptures carved in the local
hard limestone. The visitor can see the figure of St. Francis displaying the stigmata, a representation of the Virgin and
Child and the Ecce Homo.more....
The Genealogical Centre houses the most comprehensive research material, held at any one location, to enable persons with Clare roots to trace their ancestry.
The Clare Heritage Centre Museum within the centre is an award-winning presentation of the material aspect of 19th century social, educational and folk life.
Tuamgraney is undoubtedly one of the most important ecclesiastical and historical villages in Ireland. It is mentioned in the Annals no fewer than thirty
two times between the years 735 and 1582.more...
Scattery Island is located on the Clare side of the Shannon Estuary, is associated with St Senan who founded a monastery here in the 6th century.
Scattery became an important and wealthy ecclesiastical settlement as a result of its strategic location near the mouth of the Shannon estuary where
it could control maritime traffic approaching Ireland’s longest river.
Holy Island in Scariff Bay is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland. Its secluded position has enabled it to survive in an excellent state of preservation.