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Aillwee Cave
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare (Map shannon - D12)
Phone: +353 (0)65 77036   Fax: +353 (0)65 77036  
Opening Times: Open daily from 10.00 until 18.30 (17.30 in winter)  

3km south of Ballyvaughan, are the 2 million year old Caves. There are several in the area, but these are the only ones of this size which are accessible to the public. Tour lasts 30 minutes. Also has a good cafe, book and crafts shop. Terrace cafe with views over Galway Bay; good area for walks. Local cheese is made in the dairy here.

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Cliffs of Moher
Co. Clare (Map shannon - D13)

On the north west coast of County Clare, north of Liscannor, the Cliffs are over 200 metres high and a spectacular sight. You can see Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and on a good day the hills of Connemara.

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Desmond Hall
The Square, Newcastle West (Map shannon - E15)
Phone: +353 69 77408  
Opening Times: Open: Mid June- Mid September Daily 09.30-18.30   

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Dolphin Watch
Carrigaholt, Co. Clare (Map shannon - C15)
Phone: +353 (0)65 9058156   Email:
Opening Times: Operates Apr - Oct, several trips daily.  

From the fishing port of Carrigaholt in south Clare (1 hour drive from Ennis), the Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt operates several trips daily to the Shannon Estuary, to observe bootle-nose dolphins. Dedicated to their conservation, trips are conducted with respect for the dolphins’ habitat. You can also use a hydrophone to listen underwater. Trip lasts 2 hours. Tickets: IR£10, children IR£6. Book in advance.

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Dromore Wood
Ruan, Ennis, Co. Clare (Map shannon - E13)
Phone: +353 (0)65 6837166  
Opening Times: Open daily in summer, 10.00 - 18.00  

Now a nature reserve, Dromore has 1,000 acres of woodland. The remains of the 15th century Ruan Church lie next to Dromore Lake. Tours and booklets available. Admission FREE. About 13km north of Ennis. The nearby village of Corofin, surrounded by lakes, is a good area for trout fishing.

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Dunguaire Castle
Kinvara, Co. Galway (Map shannon - E12)

Opening Times: Open May - Oct 9.30 - 17.30  

Actually in County Galway on the road to Galway, Dunguaire Castle was built in 16th century and was named after the 7th century King Guaire of Connaught whose settlement was on the same site. It became another important literary meeting place in the arly 20th century for WB Yeats and associates. It is well restored and provides a tour of several rooms.

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Ennis Friary
Abbey Street, Ennis (Map shannon - E13)
Phone: +353 65 6829100  
Opening Times: Open: Late April- Late September Daily 09.30-18.30 Guided tours available on request.  

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Healy’s Bus Tour of Clare
Healy Coaches, Galway. (Map shannon - D13)
Phone: +353 (0)91 770066  
Opening Times: Tour departs 9.45 -and returns17.00  

Healy Tours provides a one-day Bus Tour of the main sights of County Clare, including the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Dunguaire Castle. Tours depart Salthill 9.45, Galway 10.00 and return at 17.00

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Lally’s Bus Tour of Clare
Lally Tours c/o Galway Tourist Office, Galway. (Map shannon - D13)
Phone: +353 (0)91 562905   Email:
Opening Times: Tour departs daily (all year) 9.45 and returns16.45  

Lally Tours provides a one-day Bus Tour of the main sights of County Clare, including the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Dunguaire Castle and Leamanah Castle. Tours depart Salthill 9.45, Galway 10.00 and return at 16.45

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Roscrea Heritage
Castle Street, Roscrea (Map shannon - H13)
Phone: +353 505 21850  
Opening Times: Open: Mid April- September Daily 09.30-1830 Guided tours available on request  

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Scattery Island Centre
Merchants Quay Kilrush (Map shannon - C14)
Phone: +353 65 9052139  

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The Burren
Co. Clare (Map shannon - D12)

By travelling north from Doolin on the coast road, you can see much of The Burren. Detours inland at Ballynalacken or Ballynahowen (some eventually become pathways) climb upwards and give great coastal views. Alternatively, travel inland and north from Kilfenora (has the Burren Display Centre). Along the way are Caherconnell Fort, Caherballykinvarga (iron-age stone fort) and the Poulnabrone Dolmen (2,500 B.C.).

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Kilkee Golf Club
East End, Kilkee, Co. Clare (Map shannon - C14)
Phone: +353 (0)65 9056048  

Located in south of Clare, near Kilkee, the 18-hole Golf course is right along the cliffs. Caddie hire and moderate green fees available to visitors.

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Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre
Kilfinane (Map shannon - F14)
Phone: +353 63 91161   Fax: +353 63 91201   Email:

WeekPartial Board £168.00 -£217.00 Weekend Partial Board £50.00- £76.00 Midweek Full Board £75.00-£108.00 Public Holiday Weekends £99.00

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