11 Sights in West Clare Municipal District, Ireland (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in West Clare Municipal District, Ireland. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in West Clare Municipal District, Ireland.

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1. Cliffs of Moher

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The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 14 kilometres. At their southern end, they rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and, 8 kilometres to the north, they reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs, built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O'Brien, then continue at lower heights. The closest settlements are the villages of Liscannor 6 km to the south, and Doolin 7 km to the north.

Wikipedia: Cliffs of Moher (EN)

2. O'Dea Castle

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O'Dea Castle, also known as Dysert O'Dea Castle, is an Irish fortified tower house, loosely described as a castle at Dysert O'Dea, the former O'Dea clan stronghold, 5 kilometres (3 mi) from Corofin, County Clare. It was built between 1470 and 1490 by Diarmaid O'Dea, Lord of Cineal Fearmaic, and stands some 50 feet (15 m) high on a limestone outcrop base measuring 20 by 40 feet. The tower is adjacent to Dysert O'Dea Monastery, close to the R476 road.

Wikipedia: O'Dea Castle (EN)

3. Templecronan Church

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Temple Cronan is a ruined medieval oratory or chapel built near a holy well in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. The current building apparently dates from the 12th and 15th centuries, although it may partly incorporate earlier buildings or some of the masonry thereof. It may have been the site of an early Christian monastery. Temple Cronan is located in the civil parish of Carran, eight miles from Corofin and about sixteen miles from Ennis.

Wikipedia: Temple Cronan (EN)

4. Doonagore Castle

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Doonagore Castle is a round 16th-century tower house with a small walled enclosure located about 1 km south of the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare, Ireland. Its name may be derived from Dún na Gabhair, meaning "the fort of the rounded hills" or the "fort of the goats". Doonagore Castle is at present a private holiday home, inaccessible to the public.

Wikipedia: Doonagore Castle (EN)

5. Newtown Castle

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Newtown Castle is a 16th-century tower house, located close to the village of Ballyvaughan within the Burren area of County Clare, Ireland. Uniquely for a tower house of its type in Ireland, Newtown Castle is mostly cylindrical in shape but rises from a square pyramidical base. It is today part of the Burren College of Art.

Wikipedia: Newtown Castle (EN)

6. Gleninagh Castle

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Gleninagh or Glaninagh is a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. It lies in the extreme northwest of the Burren, on the south of the mouth of Galway Bay. It is known for the well-preserved L-plan Gleninagh Castle, a 16th-century tower house. The parish also contains the lighthouse on Black Head.

Wikipedia: Gleninagh Castle (EN)

7. Corcomroe Abbey

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Corcomroe Abbey is an early 13th-century Cistercian monastery located in the north of the Burren region of County Clare, Ireland, a few miles east of the village of Ballyvaughan in the Barony of Burren. It was once known as "St. Mary of the Fertile Rock", a reference to the Burren's fertile soil.

Wikipedia: Corcomroe Abbey (EN)

8. Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

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The Gleninsheen wedge tombs are two prehistoric wedge tombs located in the north central area of the Burren area of County Clare, Ireland. Both are aligned east-west, and there is evidence of contemporary etchings on some of the stone.

Wikipedia: Gleninsheen (wedge tomb) (EN)

9. Tobercornan

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Tobercornan is a holy source on the edge of the Cappanawalla Mountains west of Ballyvaughan im Burren in the County Clare in Ireland. The fountain house built around 1860 is shown in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

Wikipedia: Tobercornan (DE)

10. Dysert O’Dea

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Dysert O'Dea Church near Corofin in County Clare, Ireland stands on the site of an early Christian monastery which was reportedly founded by St. Tola in the 8th century. Most of the present structures are from the 12th century.

Wikipedia: Dysert O'Dea Monastery (EN)

11. Cahercommaun Ring Fort

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Cahercommaun, sometimes Cahercommane, is a triple stone ringfort on the south-east edge of the Burren area, in Kilnaboy, near the rural village of Carran, in County Clare, Ireland. It was built in the 9th century.

Wikipedia: Cahercommaun (EN)


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