Kilfenora (Cill Fhionnúrach) lies on the southern fringes of the Burren, 8km southeast of Lisdoonvarna. It’s a small place, like its diminutive 12th-century cathedral. There are several high crosses in its churchyard. Low polychromatic buildings surround its compact centre.
The town has a strong music tradition that rivals that of Doolin, but without the crowds. The Kilfenora Céili Band (684 2228; www.kilfenoraceiliband.com) is a celebrated community that’s been playing for 100 years. Its traditional music features fiddles, banjos, squeezeboxes and more. It often plays Wednesday nights at Linnane’s.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009