Discover County Clare [in pictures]
Discover the magic of County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way in pictures. Enjoy this image guide to the stunning scenery that this beautiful Irish county has to offer.
Ireland’s iconic scenery is easily recognisable and is often what attracts visitors to the Emerald Isle. Amidst the rugged, yet breathtaking, coastal features and cliffs of the Wild Atlantic Way are huge skies, unforgettable sunsets, green mountains, rolling landscapes, quaint, colourful villages and friendly locals waiting to greet you. County Clare has all of this and more and Shannon makes the ideal starting point for discovery. Here is a glimpse of what is in store as you explore the county.
Gaze in awe at the famous Cliffs of Moher
©Cliffs of Moher
The iconic Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most famous attractions. Found in the heart of the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast, these breathtaking cliffs stretch 5 miles and reach 214m at their highest point, O’Brien’s Tower. The Visitor Centre offers an interactive exhibition and viewing walkway. This area is perfect for guided tours, walking, bird watching and admiring the incredible natural scenery.
All photos ©Cliffs of Moher
Fun at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Bunratty Castle is the best-preserved medieval fortress in the country, dating back to 1425. Enjoy the display of 15th and 16th century interior collection of furnishings, tapestries and art works. The Folk Park offers a window into Ireland’s past. As you walk around you can browse 19th century farms, thatched cottages, shops, a pub and an old school, taking you on a journey back in time.
©Shutterstock | Top right ©Patryk Kosmider | Bottom left ©Lukasz Pajor
Dramatic seascapes at Loop Head Peninsula
Loop Head, Ireland’s most westerly point, is bound by the Atlantic Ocean and Shannon Estuary. This tiny peninsula is another popular stop along the Wild Atlantic Way. The main town is Kilkee, built around the stunning horseshoe bay. Make sure you visit the lighthouse that sits on the promontory.
Bottom left ©www.westclare.net
Activities in and around Shannon
Top: left ©www.westclare.net | middle ©Ballymorris Pottery | right ©Cliffs of Moher
Ireland is a haven for activities. Whether you love nothing more than to take to the fairways, surf the waves or ride along the beach on horseback, you can enjoy it in County Clare. Bird watching and dolphin cruises are also a popular pastime as you sail around and admire the majestic seascape and cliffs in awe.
Your gateway to County Clare
Left ©Shannon Airport | Right ©Rezidor Hotel Group/Jonathan Cosh of Visual Eye
Start or finish your Irish adventure at Shannon Airport, your gateway to discovering County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way. From the Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport Hotel, all of this will be on your doorstep waiting to be explored!
Title Image: ©Cliffs of Moher