Guide to County Clare, Ireland
County Clare, part of the historic province of Munster, is located on the west coast of Ireland.
The towering Cliffs of Moher may be the county's star attraction, but you can spend your entire vacation here and not run out of things to do!
Recommended Accommodations in County Clare
Castles, boutique inns, bed and breakfasts... You'll find all types of wonderful accommodation options in County Clare!
A Royal Stay at Knappogue Castle
Be Lord or Lady of your own private castle!
Doolin Inn | Where to Stay in Doolin
A boutique inn in the charming village of Doolin, just north of the Cliffs of Moher.
Amazing Itineraries That Include County Clare
Use one of my free itineraries to help plan your Ireland vacation
Southwest Sampler Itinerary
A perfect itinerary for a first trip to Ireland, this sampler includes some of the country's most recognized sights, including the Cliffs of Moher and Rock of Cashel.
(at least) 7 Castles in 7 Days
If you have a daring knight or a darling princess- or just really, really love castles!- this is the Ireland itinerary for you
2 Week Ireland Road Trip for Adventurers
A terrific itinerary for active families! Enjoy some of Ireland's well-known sites,including Glendalough and Blarney Castle, before getting off the ‘tourist trail' and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery you'll ever see.
Activities, Attractions & Tips for Visiting County Clare
Step back into Ireland's history at Bunratty Folk Park or Cragganowen before venturing into the unique landscape of the Burren.
County Clare is one of the most-visited counties in Ireland- discover why!
Shannon Airport: Tips for Arrivals and Departures
Shannon Airport is a terrific gateway for your Ireland vacation!
Time to Revisit the Cliffs of Moher
Learn more about the towering cliffs- and why they bring people back time and time again.
Cliffs of Moher Cruise - a New View of Ireland's Most Popular Destination
View the cliffs form a new angle!
Family Activities in The Burren
You won't believe how much there is to do in the Burren!
Visiting Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary
Scattery island has a spectacular history. The monastic site where you land dates to the 5th century while the other end of the island holds an early-1800s Napoleonic artillery battery and working lighthouse built in 1872.
Wonderful, Whimsical Updates at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Discover what you will find at Bunratty Castle & Folk park
Behind the Scenes at Knappogue Castle
Knappogue Castle isn't open to visitors (but you can stay there as the castle's only guests!). Take a look behind the heavy oak doors!
Stroll Through Ireland's History at Craggaunowen
Discover the history of Ireland from the Bronze age to medieval times.
Kilshanny House & Other Tasty Spots in the Burren
Follow the Burren Food Trail for delicious meals!
Yes, You Should Eat at Durty Nelly's
Tasty food and live music in a 400 year old pub!
Halloween in Ireland - Three Spooktacular Castle Celebrations in the West
Celebrate Halloween at these Irish Castles
Celebrating Halloween in the West of Ireland
Halloween began in Ireland. Here's where to celebrate in the west.
Podcasts featuring County Clare
Listen to the Traveling in Ireland Podcast for interviews with the people you may meet while you travel through Ireland PLUS Ireland travel tips and places to add to your itinerary.
Scattery Island Tours | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 86
Today's podcast takes you off the Wild Atlantic Way and into the Atlantic Ocean! Step aboard the Scattery Island ferry for an island tour that takes you back in time!
Rebroadcast: The Heart of the Burren with Tony Kirby | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 82
Learn about the incredible history of the Burren from author and guide Tony Kirby.
Surfing in Ireland with Ben Bennett | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 72
Ireland has some of the best waves in the world! Ben Bennett of Ben's Surf Clinic tells you where to find them.
Atlantic Cruising with Doolin2Aran Ferries | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 70
Doolin2Aran Ferries crosses the Atlantic waves to the Aran Islands and takes tourists to the base of the Cliffs of Moher.
Horseback Riding in County Clare at Castlefergus Riding Stables | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 64
Explore east Clare on horseback.
Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk Shuttle with Bernard Clarke | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 50
How to tackle the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
Rebroadcast: The Quirky Shortcut Between Kerry and Clare on Shannon Ferries | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 49
Traveling from the Cliffs of Moher to the Ring of Kerry? Cross the River Shannon on a ferry!
Shannon Heritage & It's Great Attractions | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 15
Shannon Heritage manages castles, medieval banquets, and holiday events in the Shannon region and beyond.
Visiting the Cliffs of Moher | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 10
Learn more about Ireland's most famous cliffs.
Maurice Walsh at Durty Nelly's | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 7
Visit a pub that is over 400 years old for a great meal and live music.