Visitor Attractions

Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey

  • Cave dating back to 2 million B.C.
  • Burren Birds of Prey & Education Centre with daily flying displays
  • Private hawk walks
  • www.aillweecave.ie

Aran Islands

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Folk Park

Burren Display Centre

Burren National Park

  • A limestone area dotted with forts, castle ruins, prehistoric tombs and rock cairns. Rock crevices ablaze with rock roses, blue gentians and all types of arctic and alpine flowers.
  • www.burrennationalpark.ie

Burren Perfumery

Burren Smokehouse

Caherconnell Stone Fort

  • Built over 1,000 years ago, this is the only fort in the Burren scientifically excavated and developed for tourism. Audiovisual presentation on the unique history of the Burren’s tombs and monuments. Good starting point for exploring the various archaeological sites in the area.
  • www.burrenforts.ie

Cliffs of Moher

  • Magnificent Cliffs stretching for 8 km and rising above 214 m over the Atlantic Ocean. The Cliffs are home to one of Ireland’s largest nesting seabird colonies with over 30,000 nesting seabirds. Eco-friendly visitor centre.
  • www.cliffsofmoher.ie
  • view the Cliffs from the sea – 1 hour cruises available from Doolin
  • www.doolinferry.com

Corcomore Abbey

  • Cistercian Abbey founded in 1195 by the O’Brien’s Kings of Thomond.

Craggaunowen

  • Stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland in pre-historic and early christian eras.
  • www.shannonheritage.com

Coole Park

  • Delightful forest park with wonderful walks – once the home of Lady Gregory, writer and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Doolin Cave

  • Stunning underworld experience with “The Great Stalactite” measuring almost 7 m long, the largest free hanging stalactite in the world.
  • www.doolincave.ie

Dunguaire Castle

Kilmacduagh

  • Kilmacduagh – one of the most interesting collections of church buildings in Ireland plus a round tower. Although the setting is less dramatic than Glendalough or Clonmacnoise, you’ll probably appreciate the lack of tourists here.

Lemaneagh Castle

  • Lemeneagh Castle – a lovely old ruin with a tower dating from 1480 and an early 17th century fortified house.

Michael Cusack Centre

  • Original homestead of Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association
  • www.michaelcusack.ie

Moher Hill Farm

  • Interactive farm with typical Irish farm animals and also more exotic animals such as ostrich, emu, llama etc. Go-karting, Mini-golf and play area for kids.
  • www.moherfarm.com

Poulnabrone Dolmen

  • Burial site dating back to 3,000 B.C. where over 30 people were buried.

Thoor Ballylee

  • Thoor Ballylee – 13th century tower house, once the home of WB Yeats