Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
Strewn with rocks from far away places, this shoreline provides several clues to the movement of ancient ice sheets across the Burren landscape. Pink coloured granite rocks from Connemara to the north and purple sandstone rocks from the Slieve Aughty Mountains to the east; share the shoreline with the native grey limestone rocks of the Burren.
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.
Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co Clare
The Kilrush Shannon Dolphin Trail guides you around the attractions and facilities in the town that are related to the bottlenose dolphins.
Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare
The Loop Head Peninsula in southwest Clare stretches from the seaside town of Kilkee to the lighthouse at Loop Head, overlooking the breathtaking expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. This remote area offers spectacular cliff walks with some of the most dramatic coastal views on the west coast of Ireland.
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.