Local Attractions

Alwee Cave

Aillwee Caves & Burren Birds of Prey, Ballyvaughan

The cave features an underground river & waterfall, guided tours, restaurant & craft show in the centre.

Burren BopOpened in march 2008, the Burren Birds of Prey and Educational Centre is home to the largest & most varied collection of Birds of Prey in the country. Eagles, hawks, falcons & owls can all be seen here.

Ballycasey Craft Centre

Housing a wide range of craft producers. visitors can see the craftspeople at work producing products as diverse as jewellery family crests, pottery & wrought iron.
Pottery

Ballymorris Pottery, Cratloe

Stoneware Pottery handmade in 19th century farm yard, celtic designs, decorated plates & bowls. Activities include parties,classes & children hand prints. See www.ballymorrispottery.ie for more information.

Biddy Early Brewery, Inagh

Visit Ireland first pub brewery. Come and see how our beers are made.

Bunratty

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Built in 1425 Bunratty Castle features medieval tapestries, treasures & work of art.

In its grounds the folk park features a recreated 19th century village — street with pub, hotel, post office, school, doctors house, hardware & drapers shop. See www.shannonheritage.com for further details.

Burren Centre, Kilfenora

The Burren flora, archaeology, geology, legends & history make it unique in Europe. This centre introduces you to this enigma with audio visual & display supports.

Burren Perfumery & Floral Centre, Carron

Irelands Oldest perfumery is situated in one of the most unique floral landscape in the world. The Burren Perfumery fragrances all use there flora as their inspirational source & green base.

Cliffs 2

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher, home to one of the major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds in Ireland are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. Visit www.cliffsofmoher.ie for more details.

Craggaunowen Project, Quin

This project features a ringfort an Iron Age Roadway.

Ennis Town

Come & visit Ennis for traditional music, shopping, golf, swimming, theatre, pubs, good food & Guinness. See www.visitennis.ie for more information.

Activities

horseriding

Horse Riding

There are several equestrian centres in Mid-Clare where visitors can receive instructions on horse riding or simply have a quiet trek through beautiful countryside.

Walking

The quiet country roads of Mid-Clare make this area ideal for walking. The gently rolling landscape allows the walker to enjoy the countryside without too many steep hills to climb.

Cycling

Cycling is an ideal way to explore the hidden wonders of the heart of Clare. Bicycles can be hired at several centres in the area and an abundance of small villages means you never have far to go for a pit stop!
pitch and putt

Pitch and Putt

Mid-Clare has 3 pitch and putt courses where the family can enjoy a relaxed game in the gently rolling countryside of the heart of Clare.

Golf

There are 4 excellent gold courses in Mid-Clare with easy access to un crowded greens and fairways. All are located in areas of outstanding scenic beauty to add to the enjoyment of your game.

Holy Wells

Holy Wells or Blessed Wells, can be found in most parishes in Mid-Clare. Sites of Religious devotion, sometimes dating from Pagan times, these wells are still visited regularly today.
Bunratty2

Historical Sites

Old churches, castles, forts and houses can be found everywhere in Mid-Clare. The most famous at Bunratty and Knappogue have been restored and are open to the public. But whatever part of Mid-Clare you’re visiting the local ancient sites are well worth exploring as evidence of a rich local heritage.
Quin Abbey

Farm Tours

Imeco Farm Island Mcgrath. Enjoy a great day out. Play areas, Cafe, Walks, See the display of windmills, Plenty of farm animals to meet, Learn about; Solar, Hydro, Farm, Forest & River Trails. More on www.imecofarm.com

Music

Traditional music is the heartbeat of Co Clare, with music, song & dance an enlivening part of every aspect of life, from festivals to informal get-togethers in the local pub. Clare masters of music are celebrated — with the Willie Clancy International Summer School in Miltown Malbay bringing the masters of Irish Music to share their expertise.

The Fleadh Nua in Ennis & festivals in Feakle, Tulla, Kilmihil etc. You will find music sessions in a variety of pubs locally. Cnoc na Gaoithe (Windswept Hill), the Tulla Comhaltas Cultural Centre’s promotes, preserves and showcases the rich Irish traditions, music and culture of Tulla and the East Clare area.

Feakle: Wednesday & Thursday
Crusheen: Wednesday
Ballinruan: Sunday night

Listen to a tale well told, a song well sung, a fiddle strung as taut as a thoroughbred spinning silver threads of musical enchantment.