Iniscealtra, Lough Derg, Mountshannon, Co Clare
Accessible by boat Holy Island or Inis Cealtra containing approximately twenty hectares is situated on Lough Derg the largest lake on the Shannon.
Knappogue, Quin, Co Clare
Tucked away amid the rolling hills of Quin in Co. Clare lies Knappogue Castle, a 15th century restored medieval tower house that proudly stands as a reminder of our past and reflects the medieval glory in which our nobility of yesteryear lived.Built in 1467 by Sean Mac Namara Knappogue Castle has a long & varied past. In 1571 the castle became seat of Mac Namara Clan Earls of West Clancullen. Knappogue Castle Walled Garden is the ideal setting to escape offering a tranquil haven to relax.
Kilfenora, Co Clare
Dating from 1460, the ruins of Leamaneh Castle are situated in the austere and magnificent surroundings of The Burren. The castle was initially a basic multistoried Irish tower house, which was built by Turlogh Donn, who was one of the last High Kings of Ireland and a direct descendant of Brian Boru.
Loophead Peninsula, Loophead, Co Clare
Loophead Lighthouse will reopen to the public in May 2014. Visitors have the opportunity to be guided to the top of the lighthouse and take in the magnificant views from the balcony. An informative, interactive exhibition also provides a history of the Lighthouse and allows the visitor to learn how the operation of this Lighthouse has progressed through the years. Admission: €5 per person with under 12’s free. Toilet facilities and light refreshments available on site.
Mooghaun Bronze Age Hillfort was built at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age around 950 BC.There is a self guided trail up to the Hillfort which is identified as the largest in Ireland. The largest and most spectacular hoard of prehistoric gold in Western Europe was found at Mooghaun Lough 1km north of the hillfort.