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.
Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co Clare
For lots of dol-fun and information on whales, dolphins and the wildlife that can be found around the Shannon estuary visit the Shannon Dolphin & Wildlife Centre (adjacent to Kilrush Creek Marina).
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.
Inagh Farmhouse Cheese, Gortbofhearna, Maurices Mills, Co Clare
Handmade Organic Goats cheese produced on Clare's rugged coastline. Tours of all kinds are very welcome to see the goats and kids on the 65 acre St. Tola farm. Available for school tours for both national and secondary students, university and college students and holiday and vacation trips for all ages.