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Discovering County Clare

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Discover the unique landscape of The Burren
  • See the majestic Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit Ailwee Caves – one of the oldest in Ireland
  • Explore Craggaunowen, the Living Past Experience

County Clare is home to some of the most spectacular and rugged coastlines in Ireland. On this new holiday based in Ennis, we’ll discover the lunar landscape of The Burren, as well as visiting Ailwee Caves and the dramatic Cliffs of Moher.

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Itinerary

Day One - Home to Dublin area
We make our way to Holyhead and take the ferry to Ireland, going on to our overnight hotel. (D)

Day Two – Dublin area to Ennis
We depart the Dublin area this morning and travel via Newbridge Silverware where we make a short stop, before continuing our journey to Ennis. We’ll stay here for the next four nights. (B,D)

Day Three – The Burren and Ailwee Caves
Today we first discover The Burren, a unique karst landscape that incorporates fossils, rock formations and glacial-era limestone. From here we make our way to Ailwee Caves, one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Our guided tour takes us on a stroll through the beautiful caverns and we’ll marvel at the rock formations and frozen waterfalls. Finally we visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, standing 214 metres at their highest point.  (B,D)

Day Four – At leisure in Ennis
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and explore Ennis at leisure. (B,D)

Day Five – Craggaunwowen, Limerick and King John’s Castle
Today we’ll first visit Craggaunwowen – the Living Past Experience, Ireland’s original award-wining pre-historic park. Here we can explore the roots of the homesteads of the Celtic ancestors of over 1000 years ago, which have shaped the country as it is today. From here we then make our way to the medieval city of Limerick where we will have free time to explore as well as visiting King John’s Castle. (B,D)

Day Six – Ennis to Dublin area
Our holiday draws to a close as we commence our journey back to the Dublin area where we spend our final night. (B,D)

Day Seven – Dublin area to Home
We depart the Dublin area and make our way home.  (B)

West County Hotel

The family owned and operated West County Hotel is located in Ennis, gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way and the ideal base to explore County Clare.

 

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Craggauwowen, Limerick and King John's Castle

Today we’ll first visit Craggaunwowen – the Living Past Experience, Ireland’s original award-wining pre-historic park. Here we can explore the roots of the homesteads of the Celtic ancestors of over 1000 years ago, which have shaped the country as it is today. From here we then make our way to the medieval city of Limerick where we will have free time to explore as well as visiting King John’s Castle.

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Full Day: The Burren and Ailwee Caves

Today we first discover The Burren, a unique karst landscape that incorporates fossils, rock formations and glacial-era limestone. From here we make our way to Ailwee Caves, one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Our guided tour takes us on a stroll through the beautiful caverns and we’ll marvel at the rock formations and frozen waterfalls. Finally we visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, standing 214 metres at their highest point.

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