Discovered by Jack McCann, a local farmer, in 1944, the 1000 feet long cave is one of the oldest of the Burren Caves having formed millions of years ago. Guided tours, lasting 30 minutes, allow you to observe beautiful caverns, bridged chasms, underground waterfalls, weird mineral formations and the hibernation chambers of brown bears which have been extinct in Ireland for centuries. Facilities include a restaurant, craft shop, information desk and outside, 'The Hazelwood' crafts village
Clare Visitor Attractions
Places to visit.
The Burren Smokehouse is a family-run business that was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. Our Visitors Centre was established in 1995, to create a window for our own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. The Visitors Centre has become a popular tourist attraction in the North County Clare area and welcomes over 30,000 visitors from all over the world each year.
The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare are one of Europe's outstanding coastal features, where the giant, rugged coastline rises to nearly 700 feet of sheer cliff above the Atlantic Ocean. O'Brien's Tower, which was constructed in the early 19th century as a viewing point for Victorian tourists, is located on Moher's highest cliff. From these majestic cliffs visitors can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
Caherconnell Stone Fort Visitor Centre situated 1km south of Poulnabrone in Burren, this is a perfect example of a fort in its original state. Its position, suggests a defensive settlement against raiders or maybe wild animals.
Clare Genealogical Centre and Museum tells the story of the 19th Century Ireland. It covers the Famine and Emigration, Landlords and Tenants and Music and Culture & Traditional Ways of Life. The Centre is situated in the picturesque village of Corofin, just 8 miles north from the county town of Ennis. Founded in 1982 by the late Dr. Ignatius (Naoise) Cleary.
Doolin Cave is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience. ‘The Great Stalactite’ It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world. From the moment you descend over 80ft into the first tunnel, with your guide, you will enter a world carved by water. Donning your hardhat, you will follow the rough-hewn route of the early explorers who first discovered the cave. When you enter the stunning, cathedral-like dome that houses the huge stalactite, you will be briefly plunged into a world of primitive darkness. Then, in a flash, you will be awed as the subtly-lit stalactite appears before you. And, far below, a magical stream carries to the hills outside, the water that carved the primeval world.
Dunguarie Castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. The Castle named after the nearby ancient fort of Guaire, King of Connaught who died is 662 AD. This 16th century tower house now restored sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the picturesque village of Kinvara
Poulnabrone portal tomb at the Burren in County Clare is one of the world's best known and most visited dolmens. Set in view of the Burren is magical. It is estimated at being 4,500 years old which places it at the end of the Neolithic and the beginning of Ireland's Bronze Age.
The Burren is an area of limestone rock covering an area in Co Clare. It is of extreme importance to geologists, botanists and archaeologists from Ireland and all over. There is peace to be found in the beauty of the surrounding flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and old monuments. Excellent area for hill walking. The Burren covers some 100 square miles and is near the towns of Ennistymon, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna.