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This plateau of North-West Clare is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora of the region as well as its rich archaeological heritage. The area also hosts 70 wedge-tombs (the most famous of them being Poulnabrone), ring forts, caves (most notable Aillwee Cave) and castles (Leamenagh Castle).
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The picturesque seaside villages overlook Galway Bay with the Connemara mountains in the background and have the stunning Burren limestone plateau to the rear. Sign posted walking and cycling loops
Services: Shops, Pubs; a variety of Restaurants; Pharmacy; Post Office; Farmers Market on Saturdays. Next ATM in Kinvara, 10 mins. drive from Ballyvaughan.
The Clare Heritage Centre in this typical Irish village portrays the traumatic Irish years between 1800-1860. Lake Inchiquin is closeby the village in a romantic setting with two ruined castles on the lake margin. The lake provides excellent fishing (boat hire is available from Michael Cleary on 065/6837675)
Services: Shops, Pubs, Restaurants, Post Office, Burren Visitor Centre
the colorful shop fronts and the falls invite for walks through town
Services: Shops, Pubs, Restaurants, Pharmacy, Post Office
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is a small charming village on the southwest edge of the Burren region and is well known as a visitor gateway to the area. The interpretative centre in the village unfolds the mysteries and delights of the area in an entertaining and informative way. A 12th century cathedral and numerous well preserved high crosses can be found in the centre of the village.
Irland's only Spa town. Worldwide famous Matchmaking Festival in September
Services: Pubs, Shops, Restaurant, Post Office, Pharmacy, Spa Baths
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The Burren National Park, The Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch Seaworld, Aillwee Cave, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Centre Kilfenora, Clare Heritage Centre Corofin, Dysert O'Dea, Dunguaire Castle, Leamaneh Castle, Corcomroe Abbey, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Noughaval, Kilfenora High Crosses