County Clare

The self catering holiday homes and cottages that we offer in Clare take full advantage of its unique scenic beauty.

County Clare (1252 square miles) is the natural hinterland of Shannon International Airport.  It has the rugged Atlantic coast, which rises nearly 700 feet above the sea in the shape of the Cliffs of Moher. A couple of miles away, you'll find an amazing Karst limestone region called the Burren, which features caves, underground streams and rare alpine flora. The area also has plenty of fascinating archaeological sites, including the 5000-year-old Poulnabrone Dolmen.

A county of varied and beautiful scenery, Clare is noted for its antiquities and historical connections.  In fact the history of Clare is aptly demonstrated in it's 190 castles, 150 ancient churches, 3 cathedrals and 2,300 stone or earthen forts. Starting from Loop Head and running through to the shores of Galway Bay, the Clare coast offers many sandy beaches, cliffs, inlets and coves.

The Burren, in the north of the county, is unique in Europe.  This vast limestone area is a haven for botanists, archaeologists and speleologists.  The rest of the county offers an infinite variety of scenery, with the sandstone uplands of Slieve Callan, the lowland region covered by a complex system of lakes and to the east the Cratloe Hills, Slieve Barnagh and the Slieve Aughty mountains which tower above Lough Derg and the River Shannon. 

Charming villages like Doolin, Fanore and Ennistymon are famed for their traditional music sessions. Clare is an ideal destination for those in search of the outdoors sea, lake and river fishing, walking and cycling and of course golfing are all popular activities in the county.