Posted on Jan 28, 2011 | Comments 0
The west Ireland region known as County Clare is one of the most beautiful in the land as it’s filled with wonderful landscapes and historical sites. The Shannon estuary lies in the southern region and features the Black Head lighthouse, which juts out into Galway Bay.
The south also features sandy beaches as well as wooded uplands that reach the charming town of Ennis. You’ll also be able to see some of the most dramatic scenery on the coast at the Cliffs of Moher.
These are about 5 miles in length and reach heights of about 650 feet. The cliffs offer some spectacular sunsets as well as a multitude of singing seabirds.
There’s a large plateau made of limestone called the Burren, which lies inland from Moher. This stone is home to some amazing plant life from the Mediterranean plant life. You’ll also find a 5000- year- old tomb known as the Poulnabrone Dolmen.
If you’re into Irish castles, then check out the 15th-century Bunratty Castle for a firsthand view. There’s also a small spa town in County Clare that was developed by the Victorians called Lisdoonvarna.
This is an ideal spot to take a hot sulphur bath and view the annual September ceremony that’s designed at matchmaking young ladies and gentlemen.
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