Treacys Top Tips of What to Do in Clare

Top Tips

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are visited by over 1 million people a year, making it the second most visited attraction in Ireland. The impressive Cliffs stand over 700 feet tall and stretch for 8 kilometres. Enjoy Ireland in its most natural and breathtaking form. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point of the cliffs and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years. You can also enjoy a cruise around the cliffs and experience them in a whole new way. It is a must see along the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Dolphin Watching

Enjoy the opportunity to see and learn about Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact with each other in their natural habitat. The boat trips leave Carrigaholt every 2 hours during the summer. The Shannon estuary is home to Ireland’s only resident group of bottlenose dolphins, with over 140 dolphins and calves. During the boat trips you can enjoy a little extra treat, they have underwater microphones, which lets you listen to the dolphin sounds. This experience is suitable for all, from families to groups of friends.

Bunratty Folk Park

When you visit Bunratty Folk Park you experience a living reconstruction of the homes and environment of Ireland of over a century ago. The impressive setting is on 26 acres of land. Village shops, farm houses and streets are recreated to show what they would have looked like at that time. During your experience you can also enjoy their Fairy Village, which is located in a pretty woodland. It is ideal for a family day out.

Aillwee Caves

The Aillwee Caves are located in the heart of the Burren. The cave system consists of over a kilometre of passages. Its features include an underground river and a waterfall as well as some large stalactites and stalagmites. It is a great family day out, the kids will enjoy and learn at the same time. While there, you can also visit the Birds of Prey Centre. Visitors can interact and get up close and personal to the birds such as eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. This experience is ideal for your family day out.

Surfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding

Clare is the ideal location for water sports, with 9 Blue Flag beaches such as Lahinch, Spanish Point, Kilkee and Fanore. The Lough Derg Blueway is yours to explore while in Clare where You can enjoy activities like paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking. Ideal for your family day out and getting the kids active. You will enjoy hours of fun and laughter while making memories you will never forget.

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