From fishing to traditional dancing, County Clare offers a large variety of activities for all ages and at most times of the year. Whilst the summer sees people flock to the seaside towns to sunbathe and indulge in the watersports, the cooler month’s offer horse riding, coastal walks and medieval tours. With Ireland’s traditional music and dancing being popular in every town, entertainment is plentiful and friendly locals welcome everyone to join in.
County Clare offers its guests a range of coastal B&Bs, peaceful country houses or a selection of lovely hotels. Traveling around the county is relatively easy so if you find accommodation that you like, the chances are it won’t be far from the attractions you plan on visiting. From sea-view hotels on the West Coast to leisurely hotels in the South, there’s enough choice to make your stay comfortable.
County Clare’s shopping scene is different to the cities and larger towns as it is mostly quite traditional, selling local items and enticing gifts. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, local arts or even a piece of Ireland’s rock in Carron. Those of you staying in self-catered accommodation will find local supermarkets and bakeries, and larger towns will have well-known retailers. From antiques to silly t-shirts, you won’t come away from County Clare empty handed.
County Clare’s dining scene is quite traditional and varies between fine dining seafood restaurants or traditional pubs serving home cooked meals, as well as bars and cafes throughout the towns. The location of County Clare, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, means that the seafood is spectacular but in recent years Asian and fusion foods are also becoming more available.
Set on the stunning West Coast of Ireland, along The Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare is one of the most perfect places for a romantic weekend away or a fun-filled week with the family. County Clare has music events, food festivals and plenty of adventure activities for everyone. From the tiny streets and bustling nightlife in the main city of Ennis, to the charismatic village of Doolin, the people of County Clare will welcome you with open arms.
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