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Kilkee Cliff Walk

Kilkee Cliffs

While Clare might be famous for the Cliffs of Moher, the breath-taking Kilkee Cliffs and their surrounding walkways are one of the best kept secrets on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Kilkee Cliff walk is a scenic 2 to 3 hour (8km) moderate loop walk starting at the Diamond Rocks Café, at the West End of Kilkee, and follows a cliff path along the outstanding coastline.

This stunning walk starts from the unmissable natural swimming pools known as the Pollock Holes and passes great places of interest, the quartz-filled Diamond Rocks ,a natural amphitheatre carved into the cliff face by formed by the waves over thousands of years, a natural blow hole in the rock face known as the Puffing Hole and next arriving at Intrinsic Bay, named after a ship which sank along with all 14 people on board in 1836, with picture perfect view points at every turn.

Loophead Lighthouse

Loop Head Lighthouse is perched right at the end of Loop Head Peninsula in stunning West Clare. Uncover the fascinating history of Loop Head Lighthouse with interactive exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, or take a guided tour up the lighthouse tower and onto the balcony.

Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy fantastic views south as far as the Blasket Islands and north to the Twelve Pins in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic Way.

It’s also the perfect place to spot whales, dolphins and seals from, while the rock ledges and caves of the dramatic cliffs are home to many (noisy) seabirds

loophead lighthouse
Ireland Bridge Of Ross

Bridges of Ross

Historically the Bridges of Ross referred to a trio of spectacular natural sea arches, two of which have since fallen into the sea. While only one ‘bridge’ remains the name remains in the plural.

The Bridges of Ross lie on the western side of the natural harbour that is Ross Bay, looking north to the Atlantic Ocean, near the quaint village of Kilbaha. The area is regarded as one of the best seawatching sites in Europe.

In late summer and autumn, it becomes a birder’s paradise as thousands of rare seabirds pass close to shore on their southbound migration.

Blue Flag Beaches

Loophead has some of the most beautiful beaches in County Clare. They range from quiet secluded beaches to spend lazy days swimming and sun bathing to busy beaches which are a hive of activity with a range of watersports including surfing, body boarding and diving.

Kilkee beach is a mile-long sandy beach with blue flag status, meaning it is patrolled by a life guard during the summer season. To the south of the beach, in the flat rocks, are a number of natural swimming pools, known as ‘Pollock Holes’, replenished with fresh sea-water at every tide, and ideal for children and uncertain swimmers. The diving boards at New Found Out allow for dives of up to 13 metres (45 feet) into the open sea.

Kilkee beach
kilbha gallery foundry

Kilbaha Gallery and Foundry

Kilbaha Gallery stocks work from some of Ireland’s best Contemporary Artists. From bronze sculptures, oil paintings, and mixed media to ceramic and textile art.

With their own bronze foundry on site in Kilbaha, they have access to some of the country’s best artists.

The gallery also includes a wonderful craft shop and coffee house, the perfect place to pass away an hour…which could turn into two if you’re lucky enough to meet the inimitable owners Liz and Ailish

Kilkee Cliff Walk

Kilkee Cliffs

While Clare might be famous for the Cliffs of Moher, the breath-taking Kilkee Cliffs and their surrounding walkways are one of the best kept secrets on the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Kilkee Cliff walk is a scenic 2 to 3 hour (8km) moderate loop walk starting at the Diamond Rocks Café, at the West End of Kilkee, and follows a cliff path along the outstanding coastline.

This stunning walk starts from the unmissable natural swimming pools known as the Pollock Holes and passes great places of interest, the quartz-filled Diamond Rocks ,a natural amphitheatre carved into the cliff face by formed by the waves over thousands of years, a natural blow hole in the rock face known as the Puffing Hole and next arriving at Intrinsic Bay, named after a ship which sank along with all 14 people on board in 1836, with picture perfect view points at every turn.

loophead lighthouse

Loophead Lighthouse

Loop Head Lighthouse is perched right at the end of Loop Head Peninsula in stunning West Clare. Uncover the fascinating history of Loop Head Lighthouse with interactive exhibits in the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, or take a guided tour up the lighthouse tower and onto the balcony.

Weather permitting, you’ll enjoy fantastic views south as far as the Blasket Islands and north to the Twelve Pins in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic Way.

It’s also the perfect place to spot whales, dolphins and seals from, while the rock ledges and caves of the dramatic cliffs are home to many (noisy) seabirds

Ireland Bridge Of Ross

Bridges of Ross

Historically the Bridges of Ross referred to a trio of spectacular natural sea arches, two of which have since fallen into the sea. While only one ‘bridge’ remains the name remains in the plural.

The Bridges of Ross lie on the western side of the natural harbour that is Ross Bay, looking north to the Atlantic Ocean, near the quaint village of Kilbaha. The area is regarded as one of the best seawatching sites in Europe.

In late summer and autumn, it becomes a birder’s paradise as thousands of rare seabirds pass close to shore on their southbound migration.

Kilkee beach

Blue Flag Beaches

Loophead has some of the most beautiful beaches in County Clare. They range from quiet secluded beaches to spend lazy days swimming and sun bathing to busy beaches which are a hive of activity with a range of watersports including surfing, body boarding and diving.

Kilkee beach is a mile-long sandy beach with blue flag status, meaning it is patrolled by a life guard during the summer season. To the south of the beach, in the flat rocks, are a number of natural swimming pools, known as ‘Pollock Holes’, replenished with fresh sea-water at every tide, and ideal for children and uncertain swimmers. The diving boards at New Found Out allow for dives of up to 13 metres (45 feet) into the open sea.

kilbha gallery foundry

Kilbaha Gallery and Foundry

Kilbaha Gallery stocks work from some of Ireland’s best Contemporary Artists. From bronze sculptures, oil paintings, and mixed media to ceramic and textile art.

With their own bronze foundry on site in Kilbaha, they have access to some of the country’s best artists.

The gallery also includes a wonderful craft shop and coffee house, the perfect place to pass away an hour…which could turn into two if you’re lucky enough to meet the inimitable owners Liz and Ailish

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