The landscape of North Clare is diverse and magical.
The Cliffs of Moher, standing firm against the might of the Atlantic
Ocean; the lively energy of the match-making spa resort of Lisdoonvarna
and the golden lining of the beach inside the curve of Liscannor Bay at
Lahinch, with its championship golf course.
As you travel through the Burren, 7,000 years of history unfolds
before your eyes, with farmsteads from the Stone Age and the Iron Age, churches,
abbeys and high crosses, plus castles and fortresses of local lords.
The mysteries of the Burren unfold at the Burren Centre in historic
Kilfenora, Burren eXposure in Ballyvaughan and Aillwee Caves.
You can savour the cultural riches of music, song and dance at Doolin, where
traditional musicians gather to celebrate Clare's musical wealth. Many towns
and villages including Kilfenora, Ballyvaughan and
Lisdoonvarna enjoy spontaneous music/dance 'sessions', which can last long enough to
test the most energetic visitor.
North Clare has an array of activities to choose from including caving, mountain
climbing, gliding, painting, photography, bird-watching, golf, sea
fishing plus coarse and game angling, horse riding, pony trekking,
water sports and diving, as well as walking and cycling.