Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

Ideal for: History Buffs, Golfers, Foodies, Culture Cravers

  • Located along the charming western coast of Ireland, County Clare is home to the kind of scenery you find on Emerald Isle postcards, from the Cliffs of Moher to Loop Head Peninsula.
  • Visit charming towns like Doolin and Fanore to listen to traditional Irish music while you sip a frothy pint in a pub.
  • Head to Lough Derg to explore the area’s rocky coastline by boat.
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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.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Shannon Airport (SNN)
  • Currency
    Euro
  • Language
    English
  • Time Zone
    5 hours ahead of NYC
  • Average Temperatures
    68 degrees in summer and 46 degrees in winter

Destination Highlights


  • Cliffs of Moher

    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.

  • Scattery Island

    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.

  • Loop Head Peninsula

    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.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your Shannon, County Clare Vacation

    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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Map of Shannon, County Clare, Ireland

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