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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...

Lough Derg Drive

Lough Derg Drive

Killaloe, Co Clare

Lough Derg is the largest and one of the most beautiful of the lakes on the River Shannon. By travelling the roads that hug the shoreline you can enjoying the beauty of Lough Derg, the largest lake on the river Shannon.

Scattery Island

Scattery Island

Scattery Island Centre, Merchants Quay, Kilrush, Co Clare

Scattery Island lying at the mouth of the River Shannon near Kilrush in south west Clare has a rich and unusual history. It has been an ecclesiastical centre since early times.

The Burren National Park

The Burren National Park

Carran, Co Clare

The Northwest corner of Clare houses the most unique region in Ireland. The word Burren comes from the Irish word boireann meaning rocky land. Huge pavements of limestone are present with clints and grikes. Most of the drainage is underground in deep caves.

The Cliffs of Moher Geosite

The Cliffs of Moher Geosite

Liscannor Road, Co Clare

Imagine the time taken to create the mighty and formidable Cliffs of Moher. The sand, silt and mud layers of the cliff face tell us about the local environment that existed over 300 million years ago when they were laid down in an ancient river delta. Stand on the cliff top and experience the powerful energy of the Atlantic Ocean’s wind and weather which has carved those layers of sand, silt and mud into cliffs. Examine the fossil trails in the flagstones and picture the unidentified, ...