Clare Attractions...

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

Aillwee Cave


Located just a couple of miles south of Ballyvaughan, Aillwee Cave is Ireland's Premier show cave. There is a whole labyrinth of caves, pot holes, underground lakes and streams beneath the surface of The Burren, but Aillwee is the only one that can be explored without the aid of special equipment. more...

Burren Smokehouse


The Burren Smokehouse is a family-run business that was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. We believe in finest quality food products, good customer care and a good group of team workers to ensure that we keep up our standards. more...

Caherconnell Stone Fort


Caherconnell Stone Fort, situated 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren Ireland , offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts, which are to be found in the Burren Ireland. more...

Doolin Cave


The Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave open to visitors

Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions as it is home to a wondrous geological phenomenon - The Great Stalactite It is your only opportunity to see such a large stalactite anywhere in the world. more...

East Clare Heritage Centre


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...

Ennis Friary


Ennis Friary is a late thirteenth century Franciscan Friary, founded by the O'Briens. It's a wonderful building with numerous fifteenth and sixteenth century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone.Walking around it is clear that these were once very impressive buildings indeed, and give a glimpse of how it must have looked at its height. more...

Holy Island


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. more...

Scattery Island Centre


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.
About one mile from (1.5km) from Kilrush, Scattery is known in Irish as Inis Cathaigh, the island of Cata, a legendary monster who is said to have devoured anyone who attempted to live on the island. more...

The Burren Centre


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.

The Burren with its innate sense of spiritual peace has an extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids. This story is excitingly captured and impressively presented in "A Walk Through Time" a multi-dimensional exhibition. Beautifully displayed artefacts... more...

Vandeleur Walled Garden & Centre


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, home to the Vandeleur landlords. more...

 

Brian Boru Heritage Centre


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...

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park


At Ireland's premier visitor attraction you are invited to explore two wonderful experiences

- 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park.

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Burren Perfumery


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 wildnes and the diversity of its plant life. more...

Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre


The Clare Heritage Centre Museum is an award-winning presentation of the material aspect of 19th century social, educational and folk life. Its focus on themes such as Famine, Emigration and Education provides an intimate experience of Irish life in general before the Great Famine. Also on display is the Tau-Cross. more...

Craggaunowen


Craggaunowen - the Living Past Experience is situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds. The Park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras. It features stunning recreations of some of the homesteads which existed in Ireland over 1000 years ago. more...

Knappogue Castle and Walled Gardens


Knappogue Castle, built in 1467 by Sean McNamara, son of Sioda (who built Bunratty Castle) has a long and varied history. In 1571 the castle became more...

The Cliffs of Moher


The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. more...

West Clare Railway


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. more...