County Clare

County Clare, photo by Michal Osmenda
 

County Clare is located in the west-central Ireland, and is considered one of the most beautiful parts of the island.

It is especially well known for its dramatic limestone cliffs off of its Atlantic coast, as well as its lively pub and music culture.

Bodies of water define much of the physical boundaries of Clare County, and typically play a major role in travel itineraries:

1. To the southeast is the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, and to the south is the Shannon Estuary.

2. The border to the northeast is defined by Lough Derg which is the third largest lake on Ireland.

3. To the west is the Atlantic Ocean.

4. To the north is Galway Bay.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Murphy s Cottage

Murphy s Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Kilshanny. The unit is 37 km from Galway. A TV and DVD player is offered. There is a private bathroom with a bath. Ennis is 26 km from Murphy s Cottage, while Doolin is 7 km away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$81

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Doolin View Apartment

Located in Doolin, this apartment is 5 km from Doolin Cave. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$107

 
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Falls Hotel Self Catering

Situated in Ennistymon, Falls Hotel Self Catering offers a spa centre and hot tub. Galway is 41 km away. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a seating and dining area. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$213

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Vaughan Lodge Hotel

In an idyllic location on the shore of Liscanoor Bay, Vaughan Lodge is a small, boutique hotel, family-owned for 4 generations and 45 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. Average score from 125 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$155

 
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Lios NaMara

Situated in Lahinch, this holiday home features a barbecue. The property is 43 km from Galway and free private parking is available. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV is featured. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$101

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Lios NaMara

Lios NaMara

Situated in Lahinch, this holiday home features a barbecue. The property is 43 km from Galway and free private parking is available. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV is featured. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$101

$1019.9
Rose Meadow Cottage

Rose Meadow Cottage

Rose Meadow Cottage is a holiday home located in Liscannor, 3.6 km from Cliffs of Moher. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$107

 
$1079.9
Doolin View Apartment

Doolin View Apartment

Located in Doolin, this apartment is 5 km from Doolin Cave. Guests benefit from patio. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$107

 
$1079.8
Harbour View B&B

Harbour View B&B

Overlooking the Atlantic ocean, Harbour View B&B is located on the Wild Atlantic Way just 5 minutes' drive to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, and one mile up the hill from local pubs and restaurants in Doolin. Average score from 264 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$83 - $133

 
$839.3
Atlantic View B&B

Atlantic View B&B

Atlantic View B&B is just 1 km from the famous Cliffs of Moher and has panoramic ocean and countryside views. It is 3 km from the famous Lahinch Golf Course. Average score from 203 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$85

 
$859.2
Apartment Doolin

Apartment Doolin

Apartment Doolin is a self-catering accommodation located 2 km from the village of Doolin. Free WiFi access is available. The property is 5.2 km from Doolin Cave with Cliffs of Moher 4.8 km away. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$84

 
$849.1
Vaughans Anchor Inn

Vaughans Anchor Inn

Vaughans Anchor Inn is located in the fishing village of Liscannor, 2 miles from the Cliffs of Moher and within 5 minutes' drive of the famous golf course and beach of Lahinch. Average score from 483 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$96

 
$968.8
Castleview Golf Course B&B

Castleview Golf Course B&B

Castleview Golf Course B&B is set in Lahinch, 42 km from Galway. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 184 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$80

 
$808.4
Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel

Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel

Just off the beach in Lahinch, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and a pool. Lahinch championship golf course is just a 5-minute walk away. Lahinch Golf & Leisure offers a sauna, spa bath, and a steam room. Average score from 994 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$105 - $63

 
$1058.1
Byrnes Wine Dine Stay

Byrnes Wine Dine Stay

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Byrnes Wine Dine Stay offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ennistymon, 41 km from Galway. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Average score from 152 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$94

 
$948.0
Cliff Cottages

Cliff Cottages

In the coastal village of Liscannor, the Cliff Cottages are within a 7-minute drive of County Clare’s famous Cliffs of Moher. Around 30km from the Burren National Park, each 3-bedroom cottage has free parking and accommodates up to 5 guests. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 6.8/10.

$105

$1056.8
Murphy s Cottage

Murphy s Cottage

Murphy s Cottage is a holiday home with a garden, set in Kilshanny. The unit is 37 km from Galway. A TV and DVD player is offered. There is a private bathroom with a bath. Ennis is 26 km from Murphy s Cottage, while Doolin is 7 km away. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$81

$81-

Highlights:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature
Local Pub Culture
Music
County Clare has a strong history of traditional music. The county has many traditional music festivals. One of the most well-known is the Willie Clancy Summer School, which is held every July in the town of Milltown Malbay in memory of the renowned uilleann piper, Willie Clancy.
Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Limestone Cliffs Overlooking Ocean

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most popular tourist haunts, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic. The Burren, as it is called, is a special landscape of frequently bare limestone pavement (Karst) which is of great interest to botanists, cavers and anyone who appreciates the unusual.

The area overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has a few charming villages. Boat tours to see the cliffs from different vantage point are available.
Also of Interest:
Cultural
Castles and Forts
Combination
Archeological Sites
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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