Places of Interest
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covering 160kms of north County Clare and parts of south Galway, is unique in that there are no bogs or pastures, but huge pavements of limestone called ‘clints’ with vertical fissures known as ‘grikes’. Despite its almost lunar landscape, the area is famous for its plantlife, with an abundance of limestone-loving flowers such as foxglove and rock rose and the rock’s microclimate nutures plants usually found in Arctic and Mediterranean regions. The area is also peppered with caves, Aillwee cave being the most well known.
Cliffs of Moher
are one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The cliffs rise to a height of 214m (over 700ft) and stretch for almost 5 miles along County Clare’s western seaboard. The cliffs take their name from a ruined promontory fort ‘Mothar’, which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower. They are home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland which is designated as a Special Protection Area. On clear days the views from the cliffs are truly spectacular!
situated off the coast of Galway Bay consist of three islands – Inis Mór (Big Island), Inis Meáin (Middle Island) and Inis Oírr (East Island). They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. Most of the islands’ inhabitants still use the Irish (Gaelic) language as well as English. Ferries operate daily to the islands from Galway and Doolin.
is a picturesque and historic market town taking it’s name from ‘Inis’, which is the Irish name for island. The town is characterised by its narrow bustling streets and lanes, fine monuments and waterways, traditional Irish music heritage and warm friendly atmosphere.
was Ireland’s City of Culture for 2014. With a long list of attractions and exciting activities for people of all ages and interests, a diverse culture and arts scene and great shopping faciltites, Limerick is the perfect destination for a day out or a longer stay.
originally formed from a small fishing village located in the area near the Spanish Arch called ‘The Claddagh’, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. Today Galway is a thriving, Bohemian, cultural city which is a joy to explore. With its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades, busy café/bar culture and beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, Galway has something for everyone.
is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland; built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times.