Cliffs of Moher

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John Lloyd said of County Clare in 1780, “From its agreeable situation, the climate is remarkably wholesome, the air clear and temperate, and the prospect pure and delightful.” Little has happened during the past two centuries to change this description. Today’s Clare is a place of great natural beauty and historical and archaeological interest. It is a maritime county in the province of Munster, bounded on the west by the Atlantic, on the north-west by Galway Bay and on the east and south by the river Shannon. It is home to the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and is a jumping off point for the Aran Islands.

The abundance of antiquities and archaeological remains which are scattered throughout the county are a legacy to the lives of its historic and pre-historic inhabitants. There are at least 2,300 earthen and stone forts, 130 megalithic tombs, 190 castles, 150 ancient churches, 3 cathedrals, 8 monasteries, 10 stone crosses, 5 round towers, and numerous lesser monuments. The county is fortunate in having areas of great natural beauty and superb scenery with many sandy beaches and sheltered bays. Loop Head is the most exposed promontory on the west coast and is of geological interest with some unusual rock formations. The near-by Bridges of Ross were formed by storm waves channelling into the caverns and creating natural arches which in time became separated from the mainland. The coast road around Black Head is a popular touring route, bounded on one side by the Atlantic and the Aran Islands, and on the other by the grey hills of the Burren.


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Tech HubDigiweb (link)
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Best National Parks (link)
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And some time make the time to drive out west, Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,In September or October, when the wind, And the light are working off each otherSo that the ocean on one side is wild.

Seamus Heaney, ‘Postscript’, 2003

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