Introducing Miltown Malbay
Like Kilkee, Miltown Malbay was a resort favoured by well-to-do Victorians, though the town isn't actually on the sea: the beach is 2km south at Spanish Point. To the north of the point, there are beautiful walks amid the low cliffs, coves and isolated beaches.
A classically friendly place in the chatty Irish way, Miltown Malbay has a thriving music scene. Every year it hosts the Willie Clancy Summer School, one of Ireland's great traditional music events.