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Killaloe Heritage Centre

combines the old and the new in an exhibition tracing the history of Killaloe, Capital of Ireland 1002-1014. The visitor information centre provides a full range of services, including reservations for cruiser hire, nightly mediaeval banquet feasts, etc.

Aistear Iniscealtra, Mountshannon

Ireland's most unique project provides an informative exploration of Irish Spirituality over 9,500 years.
There is a maze, outdoor performance area, viewing shelter overlooking Lough Derg, picnic and recreational area. The project will function as an introduction into an area steeped in history, tradition and culture.

Kilrush Heritage Centre

"Kilrush in Landlord Times" depicts the story of Kilrush from its establishment as an Estate Town by the Vandeleur Landlords at the end of the 18th Century.
Starting point of a heritage walk through the streets of Kilrush.
Open daily, Jun. to Sept.

Clare Archaeology Centre

Dysert O'Dea Castle, Corofin
Home of the O'Dea Clan until 1691, this castle is situated in one of the richest archaeological areas in Europe.
Open daily, May to Sept.

Clare Heritage Genealogical Centre

Portrays the traumatic period of Irish Culture, which includes famine and emigration. It offers a professional genealogical service to persons wishing to trace their ancestry.
Open year round.


The Living Past, near Ouin
Ireland's original prize-winning centre dedicated to interpreting the Pre-historic and early Christian eras. Exhibits range from Bronze Age homesteads to Celtic Chieftain's residences.
The "Brendan" boat is located here.
Coffee shop.
Open daily, Mar. to Oct. and during the weekends of Nov. to Feb.

Museums in Limerick

The city boasts two museums, one in the beautifully restored Georgian John's Square and the Hunt Museum at the National Institute of Higher Education complex at Plassey. There is guide literature available at the tourist office in Arthur's Quay.

Bunratty Folk Park

The folk park in the castle grounds gives visitors a glimpse of traditional lifestyles in the Shannon region. It features a complete reconstruction of a 19th century village street, including craft shops, general stores and post office. There are examples of houses representing a variety of districts from west Clare to the rich farmlands of Limerick. Traditional crafts of an earlier age may be observed in action basket weaving, farriery, candle making and the home-baking of bread.
A collection of early agricultural machinery is also on show. In the folk barn country style meals are served and entertainment provided music, story-telling, Irish dancing and songs.

Aughrim Interpretive Centre

Tells the story of the Battle of Aughrim and its significance in Ireland and Europe. The Centre is open Easter to October, seven days a week.


Info on Local Activities,
Walking, Watersports, Fishing, Golf and Cycling etc...

Regional Info

A quick tour of Clare
and South Galway, with maps and useful information...


A guide to some of the Local Attractions. Check out what there is to offer...


All sorts of Festivals, for every age and taste...


An area steeped in Heritage and Folklore. (A short guide)

Photo Gallery

A Gallery of Photos to wet your Appetite...


Maps and further info about getting here...


Links of interest both local and National...


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