Clare News

Scattery Island, Co. Clare, IRELAND - Brian Ború's 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons...
June 23rd - July 12th Senan O'Brien's Scattery Island Oil Paintings Exhibition Kilkee Cultúrlann Sweeney is hosting a very special exhibition of oil paintings by Senan O’Brien, feat...
"All Set" for Willie Clancy festival week More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the 31st annual Armada Festival of Music & Dancing in County Clare, details of which have just ...
 Lahinch regains Blue Flag status - Beaches retain flags despite storm damage The prestigious International Blue Flag has been awarded to seven of County Clare’s beaches, including Lahin...
A weekly programme of seven different guided walks, the first of its kind in Ireland, is being hosted in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark this summer. Experienced local Walking Guides from th...
Renowned fiddler Liz Carroll will hold her final concert on her Irish Tour in Kilkee on Sunday June 1st in Cultúrlann Sweeney. Accompanied by Seán Óg Graham, Trevor Hutchinson and...
An amazing and intriguing exhibition of sculptures opens in Kilkee on Wednesday evening at 6.30pm in Cultúrlann Sweeney. Gerard Fenniman,the sculptor, has created a number of new artworks for t...
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has allocated €400,000 to Clare County Council for the construction of the first phase of the West Clare Railway Greenway. The proposed projec...
Riches of Clare 2014 Flutes and fiddles everywhere, if it’s music you want you should go to Riches of Clare! The 2014 ‘Riches of Clare’ free lunchtime concert series will be launched...
The Clare Arts Office, supported by Ennis Town Council, has announced that an open-air art exhibition will take place in the Temple Gate Car Park in Ennis between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,...
Seaweed the common theme at 2014 Burren Slow Food Festival - Participants include Sally McKenna, Darina Allen, Stefan Kraan & Prannie Rhatigan GP A team of food writers from Italy, the ho...
Two concerts are announced for the Lismorahaun Singers this Spring: first one in Ennis on Saturday May 3rd in St. Columba's Church, Bindon Street and the second one on Sunday May 4th in the church in ...
CELT Weekend in the Hills traditional skills training event will again be held at the excellent Slieve Aughty Centre, near Loughrea, Co Galway, on 17th / 18th May. Their facilities are wonderful - ...
Historic sites relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed tourist trail marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the last High King of Ireland. T...
A new Community Tourism initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013 has been launched in County Clare. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Micha...
 Two books on the life of Brian Ború have been selected to feature as part of a newly announced initiative commemorating next week's 1000th anniversary of the death of the last High King o...
The Loop Head Lighthouse in West Clare will reopen to the public this Saturday (April 19th 2014), Clare County Council has announced. The Local Authority, which manages the facility in conjuncti...
Visitors to the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina are being invited to step back in time and experience a glimpse of life in medieval Ireland during the Brian Ború Millennium Weekend from Apri...
One of the most high profile and best known discovery points along the newly launched Wild Atlantic Way is to benefit from significant upgrade works during the coming weeks. Management at the Cl...
Clare County Council has confirmed its intention to submit a bid to develop and operate the National Diaspora Centre that has been proposed by Government. The Local Authority’s proposal to...
A County Clare village once frequented by eminent writers such as George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Synge and Dylan Thomas will host a celebration of Irish literature later this month. Hotel Doolin has ...
- Parade and activities to be broadcast live around the world - Langenfeld and Ennis to sign formal twinning charter More than 10,000 people are expected to line the streets of the Clare Coun...
Tourism providers and members of the local community are being invited to attend an information and network event next week showcasing the activities, adventures, food and heritage of the Burren Regio...
Historical sites in County Clare relating to the life and times of Brian Ború are promoted in a newly developed guide marking the 1000th anniversary of the death of the Last High King of Irelan...
Walking on the Edge – The Doolin Cliff Walk’ With Pat Sweeney 2nd March, 2014 2pm @ O’Connors, Doolin. The Burrenbeo March walk will be guided by local historian and farmer, Pat S...
Friday 7th February Spancilhill Singers in Duggans Pub at 9.30 p.m. Wednesday 12th February Crusheen Singers takes place in Highway Bar at 9.30 p.m. Thursday 13th February a preview of the...
You can download a full list of National Brian Boru as a PDF document. A list of national events taking place across the country in 2014 to commemorate Brian Boru can be viewed on www.brianboru...
More than 150 events are featured in the Clare Festivals & Events Guide 2014 which was launched in Ennis, Co. Clare, this week The International Rose of Tralee Hailey O'Sullivan from Texas...
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience website has been shortlisted for another major digital award just weeks after finishing as a runner-up in the eircom Golden Spider Awards. www.cliffsofmohe...
Budding and established writers are being invited to submit entries to the second annual Doolin Short Story Competition 2014, details of which were announced today. Hotel Doolin has confirmed a ...
Activity relating to the commemoration of the 1000th year anniversary of Brian Ború’s death following the Battle of Clontarf has significantly ramped up in recent days with the launch of ...
Kilfenora, Co Clare – one of Ireland’s most famous music locations – is staging its sixth annual traditional music festival from Friday 25 to Monday 28 April 2014. There will be a fe...
An event marking one of the most successful tourism initiatives undertaken in County Clare in recent years took place at Shannon Airport last night. Representatives of the 250 festivals and ev...
An innovative yet simple approach to establishing County Clare as a welcoming visitor destination has picked up one of the top honours at the annual LAMA Community and Council Awards 2014, in associat...
The National Brian Ború Programme 2014 comprises a series of festivals, events and initiatives to commemorate Brian Ború and the millennial anniversary of his death at the Battle of Clon...
One of Ireland’s most established and best known hotels is celebrating 30 years as a wedding venue by offering its most comprehensive ever wedding packages. The Armada in Spanish Point wil...
While recent storms have demonstrated how the weather and power of the Atlantic Ocean can have a devastating impact on Ireland’s coastline, a new series of lectures will examine how the landscap...
The 15th Shannonside Winter Music Weekend, organised by the Sixmilebridge Folk Club in Co Clare, will take place from the 16th to 20th January, 2013. The popular event which has seen its attendance nu...
Clare County Council has completed two important tourism infrastructure projects in West Clare. The projects at the Bridges of Ross and the West End Car Park in Kilkee cost €110,000 and &eu...
The graffiti incident at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare earlier this year is one example of the environmental vandalism that the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark is seeking to minimise in the...
The Mayors of Ennis and Clare today (Tuesday, 10 December 2013) joined the Clare Cystic Fibrosis Association in launching the third annual Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship. The event, ...
Active Ennis Leisure Complex has secured three Excellence Awards in Ireland’s foremost quality programme for leisure facilities. The White Flag awards scheme is coordinated by Ireland Acti...
Miltown Malbay in County Clare has been named one of the principal winners in this year’s IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland. Over 400 people from all ...
Two County Clare hotels have received the highest accreditation available under the Green Hospitality Awards (GHA) programme after they successfully reduced their energy consumption by almost a third ...
A statue of uilleann piper Willie Clancy, after whom the internationally renowned annual Summer School was named, is to be unveiled on Saturday November 9th, 2013 at 2pm on the Main Street in Miltown ...
The Clare Tourism Forum, the group responsible for tourism marketing and the promotion of County Clare, has welcomed today’s Ryanair announcement at Shannon Airport saying that it will help to s...
The CEO of Shannon International Airport, Failte Ireland's Head of Operations and the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) will attend a tourism trade briefing in Ennis, County Clare tomorrow night. Co...
Shannon Airport has described the announcement by United Airlines today of not just the return of its Shannon-Chicago service next year but the almost doubling of capacity as another significant vote ...
"Filmed in July 2013 by Argentinean Film - maker Geraldine Comte and Edited by Ennistymon Man James Sheppard!!! This charts a journey around Co. Clare playing and dancing with friends, musicians,...
Details have been announced of a major international conference in County Clare focusing on sustainable destination development. The theme of the conference is how to work with stakeholder partners in...
Figures released today show that over 19,000 people (14,101 adults, 5,082 children) visited Loop Head Lighthouse during the six-month opening period up to Sunday, 29 September. Clare County C...
Free customer Wi-Fi access has been introduced at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in County Clare to coincide with the launch of a smartphone app that guides tourists around the world-famous vi...
The Shannon Region Conference Bureau, Coolbawn QuayLakeshore Spa (CBQ) and Luxury Yachting Ireland hosted a group of Irelands top Destination Management Companies (DMC's) over 2 days to showcase Lough...
Two County Clare destinations will fly the flag for Ireland in this year’s 10th annual 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards. Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark and Loop Head Peninsula h...
It is back to Croke Park on Saturday evening for the replay of the GAA All-Ireland senior hurling final when Clare take on Cork in what will be the sixth game between the counties this year. It&...
Budding chefs are being invited to create a dish comprising home grown ingredients and wild and foraged foods from around the Burren Region of County Clare. Organised by the Burren Ecotourism Ne...
Clare Local Authorities today announced a joint homecoming celebration for the Clare U21 and Senior Hurling teams who both face All Ireland Final deciders in the coming weeks. The joint homecomi...
County Clare based producer of smoked fish products The Burren Smokehouse has achieved triple success in Great Taste 2013, considered the Oscars of the global food industry. Out of almost 10,000...
Ennis has been named Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre for the fifth time in the 55-year history of the National TidyTowns Competition. The result was announced today (Monday, 9 September 2...
Ballyvaughan Bay Hop will be running a trial ferry service during the first two weeks of September (Monday 2nd – Friday 13th). The ferry will run morning and afternoon and will take passengers s...
A new brand for the promotion of sports, leisure and recreational facilities in Ennis was launched today. Mayor of Ennis Councillor Mary Coote-Ryan joined community representatives and members a...
The legend of Brian Ború, reported to be the subject of a €80 million Hollywood production in 2014, and next year’s 1000th anniversary of his victory over the Vikings at the Battle o...
County Clare has a rich and varied Heritage. You are invited to explore County Clare’s Heritage by taking part in the events taking place during Heritage Week. More than 80 separate events...
This Summer the Cliffs of Moher are running a competition to win a grand prize to Ireland and the Cliffs of Moher and they want to hear people stories about why they love the Cliff...
Opening times at Loop Head Lighthouse are being extended by two hours from this weekend to accommodate the surge in visitor numbers to the West Clare landmark this summer. The popular tourist attra...
An Italian Doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish Set Dancing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease will be the subject of an international Gathering event next month. ...
The Mayor of Clare today welcomed the decision by Aer Lingus to restore year-round transatlantic services between Shannon Airport and New York and Boston. Cllr. Joe Arkins said the announcement wil...
A smartphone application that uses GPS technology and Google Maps to guide tourists around the Heritage Trails of Ennis has gone live for the first time today. The “Ennis Walking Trails&rdquo...
New "The Lough Derg Heritage Trail” Apps, Brochures and DVDs just launched! "The Lough Derg Heritage Trail” is an app that gives you detailed routes around Lough Derg (on the ...
- Clare museum has been awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.com, the world's largest travel site. The prestigious award, which places Clare Museum in the top-performing 10% of...
Clare County Council and Loop Head Tourism today welcomed the announcement that Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare has been named ‘Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’. For The Irish T...
Launch of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 40th Anniversary Documentary Launch Date: Sunday May 26th 2013 at 3pm Launch Venue: Armada Hotel, Spanish Point This feature length documentar...
A smartphone application that uses GPS technology and Google Maps to guide tourists around the Burren went live for the first time today. The first comprehensive mobile application for the world-fa...
More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to join former world number 1 cyclist Sean Kelly for the 5th annual An Post Tour de Burren, details of which were announced today. The 2013 event, now the larg...
Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly TD, today officially opened a 4km cycleway between Ennistymon and Lahinch in County Clare. The Ennistymon–Lahinch Cycleway Proj...
Check out this short DVD on Shannon International Airport: http://vimeo.com/64605607
Details of the Mid West Region of Ireland’s first and only designated Food Trail have been announced in The Burren, County Clare. The Burren Food Trail, a joint initiative of the Burren &...
Playwright and Director Peter Sheridan, novelist John McKenna, Irish punk music pioneer Terri Hooley, and Steve Wall of The Walls & The Stunning are amongst a host of literary and arts figures sch...
Since the Spring of 1974 thousands of eager artists have passed through the doors of the Burren Painting Centre, in Lisdoonvarna. Many have become famous in their own right, others have sought further...
300 people involved in the Clare tourism sector gathered at the Inn at Dromoland last night to participate in the annual Clare Tourism Forum Gala Networking Evening. The purpose of the free ...
An event focusing on the role that visitors to the Burren can play in conserving the local environment will be held in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, on May 16th. Entitled “Burren Ecotourism Explore Ou...
A group from Clare Valley in South Australia have been officially welcomed to County Clare by the Mayor of Clare Pat Daly at a reception in Áras Contae an Chláir. The group of 13 stud...
The seventh annual Burren Slow Food Festival takes place in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, on the weekend of 17-19 May, organisers have announced. This year’s special guest is UK-based Irish Chef R...
Gathering festival explores Irish genealogy Details have been finalised of the largest Genealogy event scheduled to take place during The Gathering Ireland 2013. The ‘Gathering the Scatter...
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (21 Mar) launched a new Shannon route to/from Alicante, beginning in June, with 2 weekly return flights. Ryanair celebrated its new Sh...
Details have been announced of a new festival honouring The Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien’s links with The Burren and how the world-famous karst landscape and Celtic legends of the west o...
Happy St. Patrick's day to you.  A big feature of St. Patrick's Day in Clare is the local parade. There are a number of parades taking place around the county. On Saturday 16th of March...
County Clare, IRELAND - The 2013 tourist season at Loop Head Lighthouse commences this weekend as the West Clare landmark opens to the public for the first time this year. The 19th century lighthou...
Easter Art Competition in conjunction with the Clare Crusaders and The Farmyard, Corofin. 
Celebrities with Clare connections have been lined up to participate in the official launch of the Gathering Clare 2013 at the Gathering Clare Festivals & Events Expo in Glór, Ennis, on Sun...
 
A Four Ball comprising members from Clare, Cork and Limerick has won the third annual Clare Ultimate Golf Challenge. In the only competition of its kind in Ireland, 400 golfers are afforded the opp...
Ennis Town Council today officially opened a 14-Bay Coach Park in Ennis town centre. The Local Authority says the development forms part of its strategy to attract new coach visitor business to Ennis....
Pat O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Masterchef’s Hospitality and the Café Noir team are delighted to announce the opening of their new café in Glor, Ennis. This new addition...
Tourism and retail activity in Ennis is set to be transformed with the launch yesterday of a phone app that is both a local directory and an ever-growinglist of exciting shopping vouchers. With ...
Download the Clare Gathering 2013 brochure here. The Gathering is an initiative about promoting our Country to Ireland’s global diaspora in the hope that they will be encouraged to visit d...
The Crawfords of County Clare and their relations are planning a special get-together next year as part of The Gathering Ireland 2013 initiative. An organising committee is currently researching...
Over 25,000 copies of a new publication that promotes the Burren as a sustainable tourism region have been printed and shipped abroad for distribution this week. ‘The Burren, Naturally You...
The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a Government-led initiative which aims to deliver an additional 325,000 overseas visitors to Ireland which will generate an extra €170 million in revenue and create ...
Listen to Joan O'Sullivan report on the new tourism initiative in Co Clare 'Céad Míle Fáilte'. The piece was broadcast on Radio 1 Morning Ireland show on the 3rd of Ju...
Mayor of Clare Pat Daly said the decision by US-based airline United to provide a direct service between Chicago and Shannon from June 2013 should serve as a reminder of how future operations at the C...
“TOURISM IN RECESSIONARY TIMES” A National Tourism Conference organised by Clare Tourist Council in conjunction with Clare County Council will take place on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Sat...
Ennis, Clare, IRELAND – Just weeks after picking up the Tidiest Large Urban Centre Award in the National Tidy Towns Competition, Ennis has been shortlisted for the inaugural Tourism Towns Award....
The Boudoir Sessions experience comes to Ennis, Co Clare, for one night only! The show is on Bank Holiday Sunday 5th August, in the simply splendid Rowan Tree Cafe Bar commencing at 9.30pm till late.&...
National Heritage Week 2012 Saturday 18th of August 2012 to Sunday 26th August 2012. Please find the information booklet attached, outlining all events which are scheduled to take place througho...
Over 120 key business leaders in the United States last night attended a networking event in New York aimed at showcasing County Clare’s attractiveness as an investment location. Org...
The Irish Wildlife Trust in collaboration with Clare County Council are running a training course on how to identify Smooth Newts in your local pond. The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian...
Over 120 key decision makers from the U.S. northeast will gather at the residence of the Consul General of Ireland in New York next week to learn about and discuss potential economic development and...
What to do and see in Ireland In Clare, you will find some of loveliest landscapes in all of Ireland. Clare plays host to two of Irelands famous natural attractions, the magestic Cliffs of Moher...
Clare is often called the Banner County, due to a former local tradition of carrying banners at political meetings andpublic occasions. Clare boasts some of Ireland's most stunning scenery, espe...
Clare is alive during the year with various festivals & events for the whole family. Clare.ie provides you with a listing of musical, cultural, sporting, community events and festivals th...
New Route to France and More Scottish Flights As Aer Arann Announces Summer Schedule for Aer Lingus Regional Services from Shannon (Wednesday, 1st February 2012) Aer Arann today announced details...
Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Mr Luo Liang, visited a number of North Clare locations on Saturday as part of his first visit to the county. The Cliffs of Moher was the first stop an...
"Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?" - Episode 2 - MOUNT VERNON TX: TG4 10 pm Thurs 19th Jan 2012 Mount Vernon has battled the elements of the Atlantic Ocean on the ragged sh...
Check out the Ennis Town 'Share the Feeling' video about Ennis giving back!
The following footage of the Loop Head Peninsula is worth checking out: http://www.youtube.com/user/WildIrelandFilms . Carsten is a lcoal photographer and has really captured the beauty of West Clare...
Right-Left: Eugene Maher Shannon Ferries, Marie Collins The Lodge at Doonbeg, Joanne Clancy The Falls Hotel, Joan O’Reilly Doolin 2 Aran Ferries, Maureen Cleary Clare Tourism Forum with N...
This footage is truely amazing:   Murmuration http://vimeo.com/31158841
Celebrated Irish international and BBC TV top rugby analyst Keith Wood has led a 40 strong team to London as his native County Clare becomes the first county in Ireland to harness the good will of its...
Taoiseach urges support for Cliffs of Moher in final days of bid for global designation as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D today urged everyone to get behind the Cli...
The seven candidates contesting the Presidential Election have given their full backing to the Cliffs of Moher in its bid to become one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature as part of the global competition...
Mayor of Clare, Cllr. Pat Hayes, last night signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities at a formal signing ceremony in City Hall, Dublin, as part of the 1st International Con...
Burren awarded UNESCO-supported Global Geopark Status -Burren and Cliffs of Moher region designated at Norwegian conference Burren and Cliffs of Moher region of north Clare has been awarded the pres...
A new website dedicated to the nature and wildlife of West Clare: www.wildwestclare.com has just been launched.  The website contains picture galleries, information on landscape, flora and f...
www.clarevirtually.ie is a brand new website created by Eoin O’Hagan. Originally from Dublin, Eoin met and married a Clare woman and moved to Scariff in Co. Clare. Eoin works as a Lighting Gaffe...
Aillwee Cave and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park has won “The Country’s Best Family Visitor Attractions reveal – by region – who is tops with families searching for service and...
The 'Lord of the Dance' at the Cliffs of Moher has been CANCELLED.  A full refund will be given to all tickets purchased.  If you purchased your ticket online or over the phone with ticket...
Aillwee Cave, Caherconnell Fort, The Burren Centre and The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience (The Burren 4 Group) have joined forces to offer visitors quality and varied visitor experiences in the Bu...
An unexpected early announcement by the New 7 Wonders Foundation of the top ranking 14 candidates in the New 7 Wonders of Nature online global contest were announced at 4pm on Friday 11th November 201...
The Hunt is on… In an Ireland full of war and danger, four children race to save Bunratty Castle’s magical Silver Stag. The Silver Stag of Bunratty by Eithne Massey. Eithne Massey, au...
Show Love For Clare Tourism. This Valentines Day The people of Clare are being asked to show their love for Clare tourism this Valentine’s Day by joining in one of 28 coffee-morning events ...
The results of a comprehensive audit of Early Christian, Medieval, and Celtic ecclesiastical buildings in County Clare, Rian na Manach ("Pathway of the Saints") provides background historic...
Golfers Have Clare Tourism Down To A Tee ENTRIES CLOSED Golfers from around Ireland are being invited to play some of the country’s best known and most challenging golf courses as part ...
Picture left to right: Catherine O'Hara Clare County Council, Siobhan Garvey Kilrush Town Council, Paul Madden Temple Gate Hotel & Clare Tourism Forum, Paul Ruane Graphic Designer, Rebecca Brew ...
Clare Tourism Sector Unites To Target The Primary School Tour Market - Clare Tourism Forum to bring school tours closer to home Ireland’s first county-orientated primary school tours publi...
As the 4th decade dawns on the Celtic T-Shirt Shop Rob Henderson and his team take a look back memory lane... The Traditional Music Shop, Doolin was opened by Orla McGovern and Skip Dey in 1986 to p...
On the 4th of January RTÉ aired a programme by the Nationwide team on County Clares' Atlantic Air Venture in Smithstown, Shannon.  The piece was called 'Young Eagles'. Over 505,000 peopl...
Doonbeg, the five star golf resort in West Clare, has been selected as the European Golf Resort of the Year for its ‘exceptional contribution to the world of golf travel.’ The prestigiou...
There's no better way to explore County Clare than by bike. Lonely Planet names the top 10 trips that should be on every cyclist's wish list and County Clare is on the list. The choices of...
The Cliffs of Moher are listed in the top 28 in the global online campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The third and final phase of voting is now underway with people again able to vote for the...
The first County Clare Brochure in ten years, is now available to download. The new Clare 'Live the Life' Mood Brochure is now available to download here on www.clare.ie.  A number of theme...
Ennis came to a standstill on Tuesday September the 1st with the arrival of Muhammad Ali for a host of events organised in his honour. At a civic reception in Ennis, the three-time Worl...
In Dublin last Monday night, The Dining Room at Gregans Castle Hotel was the delighted winner of The Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Fine Dining. Owner Simon Haden accepted the award ...
www.clareoffers.com website goes live!!  Before you set sail for County Clare take a few moments to check out our new special offers website www.clareoffers.com.  This website&nb...
Before you visit Co Clare for an exciting or relaxing break, download a discount book from  http://www.shortbreaksireland.ie/media/Media,8570,en.pdf .  The book contains discounts for man...
At the inaugural Irish Consumer Travel Awards in the RDS last night the Cliffs of Moher were presented with the award for Best Irish Visitor Attraction by TV personality and travel journalist Kathry...
At seven minutes past one, Tuesday, 21st July, the New 7 wonders selection committee announced at its headquarters in Switzerland that Co. Clare’s Cliffs of Moher has become one of the 28 Offi...