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Loop Head Heritage Trail Project Overview

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The Heritage Officer of Clare County Council in partnership with Failte Ireland, the Heritage Council and Loop Head Tourism and chose Kilkee and Loop…

West Clare Railway

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Experience the famous West Clare Railway by taking a trip aboard the recently restored ‘Slieve Callan’ steam engine at Moyasta and learn about the…

Querrin Pier

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At Querrin Pier, the visitor has a view of Scattery Island and the Shannon estuary, a designated special area of conservation.

Carrigaholt Castle and Bay

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The village of Carrigaholt grew up around the castle, now in ruins, which was built by the MacMahons in 1480.

Kilcredaun

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The townland of Kilcredaun contains a number of archaeological buildings including church ruins, a holy well, the 19th century coast guard station, a…

Rinevella Bay

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Rinevella Bay is a popular swimming and fishing bay. The remains of a submerged forest at Rinevella is one of a number of submerged scots pine forests…

Grave of the Yellow Men

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The Grave of the Yellow Men is a memorial to a group of unknown sailors who died in Kilbaha Bay in the 19th century.

Pilots Memorial and Kilbaha Bay

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There is a memorial In Kilbaha to five local men, who drowned when piloting a ship along this coastline in 1873.

Church of the Little Ark

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The Little Ark, currently located in the church at Moveen is a wooden box, containing an altar which was rolled onto the beach at low tide, to allow…

Loop Head

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Visitors can take a guided tour up Loop Head Lighthouse and marvel at the contract between the rugged Atlantic on one side and the sheltered Shannon…

Bridges of Ross

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At the Bridges of Ross, marvel at the spectacular and unique natural sea arch and keep an eye out for the many rare seabirds that pass close to shore…

Dunlicky Castle

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This exposed cliff edge and popular fishing spot is the original location of Dunlicky Castle although no remnants of the castle remain.

Bishops Island

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The 6th century monastic settlement on Bishop’s Island gives the island its name. This unique seastack was separated from the mainland over the last…

Kilkee Cliffs and Pollock Holes

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The Kilkee Cliff walk begins at the Pollock Holes car park at the west end of the town and follows a cliff path along the coastline, passing the truly…

Kilkee Victorian Town

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The town of Kilkee, with its unique climate, natural amenities and coveted bathing areas developed as a popular tourist destination in the Victorian…

Corbally and Cusheen

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The Corbally and Cusheen heritage area is located only a short distance off the WAW route immediately to the north of Kilkee town. The area overlooks…

Tullig Famine Village

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The Tullig Famine Village heritage area is located on a local road and only a short distance off the WAW route between the Bridges of Ross and…

Doonaha Forts

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The heritage area of Doonaha is located on the WAW route to the east of Carrigaholt village. There are numerous ring forts, a battery and other…

Blackweir Bridge

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The heritage area of Blackweir Bridge with its rich history and scenic views over Poulnasherry Bay is located on the WAW route only a short distance…