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Ideal for: History Buffs, Golfers, Foodies, Culture Cravers
When you think of Ireland’s natural beauty, chances are you’re thinking of the scenery found in County Clare. The country’s midwest pocket has a little bit of everything: rolling, pastoral hills; dramatic cliffs that plunge into the sea; and rocky, windswept coastline. Dotting the landscape are charming Irish towns, like Lahinch, Miltown Malby, and Kilkee—welcoming little villages where you’ll feel right at home sipping a pint in a cozy pub squeezed between the locals. County Clare is also home to the Cliffs of Moher, the 700-foot-tall vertical limestone cliffs that are a rite of passage for many visitors.
Made of dark limestone, the stunning, 700-foot-tall Cliffs of Moher stand sentry over the undulating coastline, plunging dramatically into the churning Atlantic Ocean below. On a clear day, you can see the Aran Islands in the distance.
Tour the historic remnants of a lighthouse, monastery, and artillery battery on this scenic abandoned island off the coast of Kilrush. A ferry can whisk you there from Kilrush Marina.
This headland is home to a handful of quaint towns, including Kilkee, a 19th-century bathing destination, and Carrigaholt, a picturesque fishing village known for its wild pods of bottlenose dolphins.
County Clare never gets particularly hot nor cold. In the winters, the average daily temperature is 43 degrees, and in the summers, the average temperature hovers around 63 degrees. There’s a reason Ireland is so green—it get lots of rain. Winter sees the most rainy days, while April, May, June, and July have the fewest.
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