Loop Head Peninsula

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Image Loop Head Peninsula The Loop Head Peninsula is bordered by the Atlantic ocean on one side offering fantastic cliff scenery with panoramic views, and the Shannon Estuary on the other side, with plenty of quiet beauty spots to pause and relax. The Loop Head Drive Route is part of the Wild Atlantic Way and begins in Kilkee, leading along the spectacular, rugged coastline to Loop Head Lighthouse. As well as breath taking cliff walks with views on wild scenery, ruined promontory forts and early oratories there are many more sights not to miss, a natural bridge (Bridges of Ross), the Moneen Church with its 'Little Ark', a wooden mobile hut, which once served as a church in earlier times, as well as a number of rare birds, whales, dolphins and seals. On a fine day you can see the hills of Connemara in the North and the mountains of Kerry in the South of the Estuary. Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public from April to October. Visitors have the opportunity to be guided to the top of the lighthouse and take in the magnificant views from the balcony. An informative, interactive exhibition also provides a history of the Lighthouse and allows the visitor to learn how the operation of this Lighthouse has progressed through the years. In 2010, the Loop Head peninsula was awarded a European Destinations of Excellence Award, which is an EU accolade for emerging tourism destinations which are developing in a responsible and sustainable manner. In 2013, Loop Head was named the “Best Place to Holiday in Ireland” by The Irish Times, and was shortlisted in the Best Destination category at the World Responsible Tourism awards. The Loop Head Peninsula is the only Irish destination listed in the 2014 Global Sustainable Top 100 Destinations and in 2015 took the Gold medal at the Irish Responsible Tourism Awards

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