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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 Head for a community based pilot project to develop a local heritage trail along this 60km section…

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 history of the railway.

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 Napoleonic battery, World War 2 lookout post and Kilcredaun lighthouse.

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 the Catholics practice their faith in the 19th century.

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 Estuary on the other.

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 here on their southbound migration.