Touring County Clare with Ollie Gleeson | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 120

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Looking for a great tour in County Clare? Ollie's Tours can take you along the Cliffs of Moher, on a ramble through the Burren, show you the best places to eat in Doolin, or lead you on an adventure on the smallest of the Aran Islands.

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Ollie's Tours in County Clare

Ollie's Tours offers walking tours of Ennis, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and the Aran Islands. Ollie can even help you create special memories during your trip.

About Ennis

Located just 15 minutes from Shannon airport many people base in Ennis for their first and final nights in Ireland – but may not consider touring the city.

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Ennis has been voted “Ireland's Friendliest Town' and makes a terrific base for your explorations around Clare. Bunratty Castle is 10 minutes down the road, the Burren is 20 minutes away, Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher just 35 minutes away, and Loop Head less than an hour away. You'll also find plenty of Irish music – the city has 54 pubs.

Brightly colored shops on Fisher Street in Doolin, Ireland
Even a damp, drizzly afternoon can't dull the colorful shops on Fisher Street in Doolin

Ollie's Tours in County Clare

Ollie's Tours showcase real, authentic Irish experiences. There are 5 tours that run daily throughout the county.

  • Best of Ennis Walking Tour
  • Cliffs of Moher Walking Tour from Doolin
  • Inis Oirr (Aran Islands) Day Trip from Doolin
  • Doolin Food Tour
  • Burren Hike (Loch Avella Farm)

Looking for something really special? Inquire about the special VIP Cliff Tour with picnic.

Horse on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands, Ireland. © 2016 Jody Halsted, Ireland Family Vacations; Halsted Enterprises, Inc.

Spend More Time in County Clare

The beauty and landscape of County Clare make it an area worth exploring further than ‘just' the Cliffs of Moher or Bunratty Castle.

The people are incredibly welcoming, very open to conversation, and always happy to answer questions – and ask their own of you.

Clare can offer every type of Ireland experience. Lively pubs with live music? Check. Bustling city? Check. Incredible food? Check. Private castle stay. Yep, even that. And the feeling of community is obvious, even to the visitor.

Doonagore Castle near Doolin, County Clare, Ireland
Located just outside the village of Doolin at the edge of the Burren, Doonagore Castle stands resolute above the wild Atlantic waves.

Book with Ollie's Tours

Ollie's Tours are small groups of 12 or fewer people.

Book on the Ollie's Tours website.

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stone fences in the Burren

3 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Clare

Lough Avalla Farm Loop hike in the Burren
Attend a GAA match – hurling or Gaelic football. Ask around for a local game.
Lucas Pub in Ennis
Burren Brewery in Lisdoonvarna

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