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Stories and Tips County Clare

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Ancient Ruins, Fairy Forts and High Crosses

Written by MilwVon on 14 May, 2012

Talk to any tourist anticipating a vacation in Ireland and you're sure to hear about their hopes to see sites of history and folklore. Throughout the country, regardless of where you go there is a good chance you will stumble upon unnamed ruins mostly…Read More

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The Wild West: County Clare: Day 4

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Tuesday, June 27th: Stone walls and scary bus drivingWe were up early to catch the ferry, and drove a shorter route to Doolin (through Ennistymon). We had our tea, toast and fruit for breakfast, and got there around 9am, plenty of time to get on…Read More

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The Wild West: County Clare: Day 3

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Monday, June 26th: Ferries and cliffs and Ceilidhs, oh my!Today our plan was to head for the Aran Islands. We got up and went down for our Full Irish Breakfast. We met another person staying at the B&B, Tom. Tom was English, and designed engines…Read More

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The Wild West: County Clare: Day 2

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

Sunday, June 25th - Full Irish Breakfasts and the BurrenUp around 7:30am, we discovered that the radiator, which is RIGHT next to the toilet, is on in the mornings (and HOT!). It is almost impossible to sit on the toilet without touching the radiator. Makes…Read More

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The Wild West: County Clare: Day 1

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

We got through customs upon arrival to Shannon, and got our luggage. We went down to rent the car, and I made a horrible discovery, the first real frustration of the trip (we had realized we'd have a dash in Heathrow). I couldn't find any…Read More

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Written by bri on 20 Feb, 2001

We were tired after a long drive and the brightly painted town of Kilrush seemed like a nice place to stop for the day. After finding a room, (see The Grove accommodation entry) we strolled along the streets. In a town of this…Read More

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Killnaboy Church and the Sheela Na Gig

Written by atherts on 24 Jun, 2006

On the road from Corofin to Kilfenora you may see the Killinaboy Church (12th century) if you are paying attention. It is closer to Corofin than Kilfenorah and is near a turnoff to the east. The church was built in the 16th century on the…Read More

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The Wild West: County Clare (Intro)

Written by Green Dragon on 13 Nov, 2008

County Clare is on the west coast of Ireland, nestled between the Shannon River and County Galway. Looking west over the Atlantic Ocean, you can see small islands such as the Aran Islands, the last bit of Europe until you come to North America.…Read More

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Lemenagh Castle

Written by atherts on 24 Jun, 2006

The castle of Leimaneh, is situated also in the parish of Killinaboy. It is in a reasonable state of preservation. In 1580 it was the property of Teige, son of Murrogh (the Tanist, first baron of Inchiquin). An inscription is found over the entrance porch…Read More

Ennis - best town in Ireland!

Written by DeniseRTW on 30 Jul, 2002

Ennis is the capital of Clare and is known for its winding streets, traditional Irish store fronts and laid back atmosphere. But don't be fooled, Ennis is a young vibrant town with much to do. During the day you can take a walk…Read More

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