Great Visitor Attractions
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The Aillwee Cave & Falconry
The Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan has become one of Ireland's top attractions. Guided tours are provided. Includes a newly opened falconry, coffee shop, gift shop and shop selling locally produced foods.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
One of Ireland’s most famous attractions. Built in 1425, Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Bunratty Folk Park recreates 19th Century Ireland and includes a recreated village street.
The Burren Smokehouse
Located in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna this is for those who like the finer things in life. Learn about how salmon is smoked and view the demonstration kiln. See the DVD presentation in a range of languages.
The Burren Centre
The Burren Centre in Kilfenora gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which await to be discovered in the Burren. The story of the Burren is excitingly captured in A Walk through Time multi-dimensional exhibition at the completely refurbished Burren Centre.
Cliffs of Moher Cruises
Sailing every day from 1st April to 31st October from Doolin pier to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. View the majesty of the Cliffs from sea level and experience and completely new aspect.
Caherconnell Stone Fort
Caherconnell Stone Fort, 1km south of Poulnabrone dolmen in the heart of the Burren, offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts.
The Craggaunowen Project is where Celtic life is brought to life! The prize-winning visitor centre is dedicated to interpreting Ireland’s Pre-historic and early Christian eras. Exhibits range from Bronze-Age homesteads to Celtic Chieftain’s residences. The “Brendan” boat is located here.
The Doolin Cave
One of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world.
Ennistymon Famine Memorial
On the road from Ennistymon to Lahinch within sight of the original Ennistymon workhouse, this memorial commemorates the Clare victims of the Irish Potato Famine in the nineteenth century.
See and learn about bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat on a boat trip guided by qualified marine naturalists.
The Glor Theatre in Ennis is Clare's premier Arts and Entertainment Venue. Please use the above link to check upcoming events and shows.
There are hundreds of islands dotted along the Atlantic and on the River Shannon. Ferry/boat operators will take you to three of these islands. The Aran Islands, one of the last outposts of Gaelic civilization, are stunningly beautiful with cliffs, rugged landscapes and ancient forts. A ferry to Aran operates from Doolin in Co. Clare, the shortest crossing point, and takes less than 30 minutes.
Aran Island Ferry
Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg, is 2 kms. from Mountshannon. Its history as a monastic settlement, dates back to the 7th century.
Scattery Island, where St. Senan founded a monastic settlement in the 6th century, is off the Clare coast. A 20 minute boat ride out of Kilrush will take you to this fascinating island.
There’s hardly a person in Ireland who hasn’t heard of the Gaelic Athletic Association, GAA. The original homestead has been fully restored and a contemporary visitor centre developed nearby.
For anyone interested in the changing face of Irish life, the Michael Cusack Centre is a treasure chest of living history. Open all year round, it’s set to become a top tourist attraction and popular destination for school groups and sport enthusiasts.