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.
Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
The development of the new branch Library at Lisdoonvarna, officially opened by Councillor Sean Hillery, Chairman of Clare County Council, was made possible by the co-operation between Clare County Council and the local community and proves once again that a vibrant community will always find a solution where co-operation exists. The main emphasis in the new branch is on children’s material and the more popular adult books. While lack of space forces this decision on management, the branch will ...
Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
Lisdoonvarna (Lios Dúin Bhearna, meaning the Fort of the Gap) is set within a landscape of steep shale hills, interspersed with the deep gorges of the Aille, Gowlaun and Kilmoon rivers. Where the upper shale layer meets the underlying limestone a number of mineral springs rich in sulphur, iron, magnesium and calcium emerge, providing Lisdoonvarna with the health-giving water that has attracted visitors to the town for over 150 years.
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.