Attractions in Clare

There is a wide selection of visitor centres and attractions in County Clare. For a full listing please see


Moher Hill Open Farm Irish and exotic farm animals and birds, fun for all the family.
Doolin Cave See the largest free hanging stalactite in the northern hemisphere.
Lahinch Seaworld Swimming pool, gym, aquarium, movie theatre and much more.
Burren Centre Kilfenora Discover more about the burren area in one of Ireland’s first interpretive centres.
Caherconnell Stone Fort & Visitor Centre R480 Visit a prhistoric fort and perhaps attend a sheepdog demonstration.
Poulnabrone Portal Tomb R480 Iconic portal tomb dating from before the Pyramids of Giza.
Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Centre Ballyvaughan Visit the caves where bears used to hibernate and enjoy the birds of prey show.
Michael Cusack Centre Carran Visit the birthplace of the founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association and learn about his life.
Burren Perfumery Carran Learn about the wonderful flora of the Burren and visit Ireland’s oldest working perfumery.
Cahercommaun Fort Situated on a Burren hilltop overlooking a wooded valley.
Burren National Park Approx. 15 Hectares in the south eastern corner of the Burren designated for conservation and public access.
Father Ted’s House (Glanquin House) Go on- you will, you will, you will- enjoy tea at Father Ted’s house or tour the family farm.
Corcomroe Cisterician Abbey Bellharbour Early 13th century abbey & outbuildings.
Clare Heritage & Genealogical Centre Corofin Research your roots and your heritage.
Dysert O’Dea Castle Typical 15th century Irish tower house off the R476.
Slieve Carran Nature Reserve The nature reserve contains a rich array of flora and fauna as well as an old oratory, a holy well and a fulacht fia.
East Clare Heritage Centre Tuamgraney Based in the oldest church in Ireland in continuous use.
Loop Head Lighthouse Take a guided tour to the top of the lighthouse.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Visit the medieval castle and the folk park containing many traditional buildings from all over Ireland.
Vandeleur Walled Gardens Kilrush Beautifully redesigned walled gardens with mazes, water features, Victorian style greenhouses and unusual plants.
West Clare Railway Moyasta All aboard the railway made immortal by the songwriter Percy French.
Clare Museum Ennis The Riches of Clare permanent exhibition tells the history of the county over 6,000 years.
Quin Abbey Founded in the 14th century with remarkable cloisters.
Ennis Friary Walk the footsteps of the Franciscans in this medieval building dating back to the 13th century.
Craggaunowen Kilmurray Award winning prehistoric park interpreting early & pre Christian life in Ireland.
Knappogue Castle & Gardens Seat of McNamara Clan, this 15th century castle included walled gardens and medieval banquets.
Iniscealtra (Holy Island) Lough Derg Accessible by boat it contains a fine round tower along with ecclesiastic monuments.
Glór Irish Music Centre Ennis Community performance space and art gallery Glór provides a forum for Irish musicians and artists. Admission applies for concerts & performances.
Brian Boru Heritage Centre Killaloe Dedicated to teh first High King of Ireland who was born in Killaloe.
Scattery Island Kilrush Located in the Shannon estuary the island has a rich and unusual ecclesiastic history. Charges apply for the boat trip.

Free attractions are shown in italics.