This stunning 'lost' garden was the private domain of the wealthy Vandeleur family – merchants and landowners who engaged in harsh evictions and forced emigration of local people in the 19th century. The gardens lie…
This research facility monitors the 100-plus bottlenose dolphins swimming out in the Shannon and houses exhibits on the playful cetaceans, a species unique to the area.
Ennistymon has a healthy arts scene. These studios are in a renovated 1800 building with ever-changing exhibitions on two floors from local and international artists.
A free exhibition on the history and wildlife of Scattery Island is housed in its visitor centre, housed in a restored cottage at the end of the pier. The centre also offers free 45-minute tours of St Senan's Monast…
This working lighthouse, complete with Fresnel lens, rises up above Loop Head.
St Senan’s Catholic church has a lovely rose window and contains eight detailed examples of stained glass by well-known early 20th-century artist Harry Clarke.
The western coast's biggest marina at Kilrush Creek in Kilrush.The western coast's biggest marina at Kilrush Creek in Kilrush.
White Strand (Trá Ban) is a quiet beach, 500m long, backed by dunes, partially engulfed in seaweed and supplying some of the flattest skimming stones you'll ever lay your hands on. It's along a turning north of town…
A long 2km stretch of sand further to the north of White Strand, Doughmore Bay is popular with horse riders and locals walking their dogs.
The surviving little 16th-century castle tower next to the graceful stone bridge over the Doonbeg River is all that remains of Doonbeg Castle – its entire garrison hanged face to face in pairs when it fell.