More information on the region
Further information is available from the Discover Ireland, Shannon Region Website.
Here are some things to do in County Clare.
Diving in the Atlantic.
Explore the underwaterworld in the Atlantic Ocean at Ballyvaughan Co.Clare. See coral, seals and lots of fish.
See and learn about bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat on a boat trip guided by qualified marine naturalists.
Walking in the Burren
Burren Wild provides daily walking tours starting from a traditional farm house, tours are suitable for the whole family and are tailored to suit every level of ability.
Pitch and Putt
Doolin 18 hole Pitch and Putt with the Cliffs of Moher back drop are 5 minutes from Doolin Village.
Surfing in Co. Clare.
Lahinch beach is one of many surfing beaches in Clare and is the ideal place to learn to surf. Classes available all year round.
Yoga in the Burren
The Burren Yoga and Meditation Centre offer residential courses all year round for complete beginners to advanced. Situated at the foot of the Burren hills, 5 miles outside the picturesque seaside village of Kinvara.
The Cliffs of Moher and Co.Clare are world famous for cycling and touring and has been selected by Lonely Planet 10 ten places in the world to cycle. Cycling activities and tours are available to book.
Ennis Leisure Complex
has a state of the art gym, 25m swimming pool, kiddies pool, 2 saunas and 2 steam rooms.
is the fastest field game in the world. It is a game similar to hockey, in that it is played with a small ball and a curved wooden stick. It is Europe's oldest field game.
can be described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it predates both of those games. It is a field game which has developed as a distinct game similar to the progression of Australian Rules. Indeed it is thought that Australian Rules evolved from Gaelic Football through the many thousands who were either deported or emigrated to Australia in the past.
County Clare lies in the province of Munster. The Munster rugby team are the current European Heineken Cup Champions and play the majority of their home matches in Limerick city. Whenever Munster play there is always a carnival atmosphere in the bars of Clare and Limerick.
And still more
The Atlantic Ocean, our rivers, lakes and green pasturelands provide County Clare with a rich harvest of fine food ingredients. These ingredients are creatively used and good food is available in casual and formal dining establishments from hotels to pubs. Watch out in particular for our fine-dining and ‘good-food’ circle restaurants where local ingredients are used imaginatively by restaurateurs, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to impress you.
Of course you could also choose to sample some traditional Fish 'n Chips from a wide selection of fast food outlets.
County Clare is brimful of entertainment for people of all ages and ranges from Traditional Irish Music Pubs Programme through to medieval banquets, classical music, concerts, poetry readings, theatre, nightclubs and much more.
Festivals & Events
There are hundreds of festival and sporting events throughout the year in the County Clare. Here you can join the local Irish as they enjoy Irish life and culture. Events range from music to match-making festivals to summer schools.