County Clare, Ireland, is the seventh-largest county in Ireland, home of approximately one hundred seventeen thousand people. There are some County Clare, Ireland hostels around all the county, but many of the County Clare, Ireland hostels are located in Doolin. County Clare is famous for its natural beauty and traditional atmosphere; the coastline of Clare is the perfect place for outdoor activities, with beautiful beaches, huge golf courses, peaceful lakes, stunning rivers. Sightseeing attractions here include The Burren, a lunar-like landscape with ancient monuments, and the worldwide famous Cliffs of Moher.
North Clare owns a unique landscape; it's home to the Burren, a rock garden of more than one hundred sixty square kilometers that resembles a lunar landscape on Earth, with ancient monuments dating back to the Neolithic period (the most popular and well known of these is the Poulnabrone dolmen). Traveling from there a short distance, you can visit some villages and towns, such as Doolin town, which is full of traditional Irish craft stores and cozy pubs, and also you can find plenty of County Clare, Ireland hostels in this town. Lahinch is the most popular surfing town in Ireland, and Lisdoonvarna is a very popular town that hosts the annual matchmaking festival.
South Clare is the home of iconic towns such as Ennis, the capital town of the county, which is a market town with a Medieval origin and the home of the Ennis Friary, Ennis Cathedral, and the Clare Museum. Bunratty town is the home of the medieval Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where banquets and Irish nights take place; Shannon is the youngest town in Clare, with an international airport housing the world's first duty-free zone.
West Clare is a contrasting coastline and home of the last pub before America; the best way to enjoy this area is by taking the Loop Head Drive to the lighthouse at Loop Head. Some of the towns you'll pass through here are Doonbeg town, home to Doonbeg Castle with beaches and golf courses; Kilkee, with its intense cliff walks; and Kilrush town, with its Vandeleur Walled Gardens and the Scattery Island Visitor Center.
East Clare has plenty of rivers and lakes and of special mention is Lough Derg, with the largest lake on the Shannon River. Feakle village hosts the International Traditional Music Festival with loads of events and shows, Killlaloe town is the ancient capital of Ireland that offers activities from walking trails to angling, and Scarriff town is a market town and very important angling centre because it has more than forty lakes and rivers.
County Clare is the perfect combination of traditional Irish culture and natural beauty.
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Lisdoonvarna is a perfect spot to spend a few days. We stayed three and that was perfect. We visited the Cliffs of Moher and drove to the beach at Lahinch twice. Lisdoonvarna was close to the sites but you don't have to deal with the hassle of Lahinch. This was our third trip to Ireland and our first to Lisdoonvarna …
I lived in Ennis for 6 months and I have to say that I really miss that colourfull village. Even it is a small place, there's always something to do. The pubs are an amazing centre of music. Libraries, shops, cinemas... Have I said enough??
I lived in Kilkee for three months and I have to say that it's a beautiful place. The town is just charming.
Doolin is a gorgeous place to visit. And a good place to rent bikes and explore.