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Keelhilla (Slieve Carran) Nature Reserve

Keelhilla (Slieve Carran) Nature Reserve

Carron, Co Clare

Slieve Carran Nature Reserve is just north of the village of Carron and it is a favourite place for local people when visiting the Burren. The nature reserve contains a rich array of flora and fauna as well as historical features such as an old oratory and a fulacht fia. Parking spaces are limited.

Kilrush Historic Town Trails

Kilrush Historic Town Trails

Kilrush Town Council, Market Square, Kilrush, Co Clare

Kilrush or Cill Rois meaning the “church of the woods” has existed since the 16th century and is a landmark Maritime and Market town that lies at the beating heart of West Clare. Kilrush is the essence of the Irish experience. Its stunning sea vistas where the majestic Shannon River and thunderous Atlantic meet, its dramatic and poignant history, it’s tradition of warm hospitality and rich sporting and musical culture has lured visitors from far and near to Kilrush’s streets for well over a ce...

Knappogue Castle & Gardens

Knappogue Castle & Gardens

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.

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Leamaneh Castle

Leamaneh Castle

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.

Loop Head Lighthouse

Loop Head Lighthouse

Kilbaha, Kilrush, Co Clare

Loophead Lighthouse will reopen to the public in April 2015. Visitors have the opportunity to be guided to the top of the lighthouse and take in the magnificent 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, €2 per Child, Family ticket €12 (2 adults and up to 3 children). Toilet facilities and light refreshm...