Nature

Basking Sharks observed feeding off Kilkee coastline

Up to 20 basking sharks were observed by various different visitors in the waters near Kilkee last week (April 10th) . The Clare Herald give a report here. Plenty about it on Facebook here too: https://www.facebook.com/LoopHeadPeninsula/posts/10153965810791163 Gentle Giants of the Sea growing up to sometimes 12 metres long, they have… ..Read more >
Tullaher bog walk

Loop Head Walking Festival – Family Oriented Biodiversity Bog Walk

Enjoy a guided walk in the local Tullaher bog with Simon and Frances. Simon’s normal haunt is the sea, where he works as cetacean expert teaching students and researching Whales and Dolphins.  He is a biologist and holds a PHD in Zoology with a specialisation in Ornithology. Simon shares his… ..Read more >

Loop Head Walking Festival – George’s Head Coastal Walk

Enjoy this spectacular guided coastal walk, starting in Kilkee, heading back along the East End of this Victorian seaside resort. Take a steep climb above Byrnes Cove, Chimney Bay and walking along the cliff all the way to Coosheen village. Enjoy the sights of the Atlantic Ocean and see the… ..Read more >
Irish Tourist Locations

Geology of the Loop Head Peninsula

Guide to the Geology of the Loop Head Peninsula The Loop Head Peninsula in south west County Clare is where the River Shannon flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Dramatic cliff-scapes, stony coves, sand beaches and estuarine mud flats, provide an irresistible invitation to the independent traveller who is keen to… ..Read more >

Loop Head Walking Festival – Doonaha ‘Forts and Folklore’ with guided tour of Napoleonic Battery

Take a journey through time along the relatively sheltered South side of the Peninsula. We begin our walk at the popular swimming cove of Glaisin, also known as Doonaha Beach. Enjoy the rural landscape and learn about local historic landmarks en-route to Doonaha Fort. Doonaha and the surrounding area of… ..Read more >
Kilkee cliffs

Loop Head Walking Festival – Kilkee Cliff Dawn Walk

Join us as the sun begins to sneak up from the Eastern horizon and paints a hue of oranges and yellow on the landscape. We start, facing the Pollock Holes and Georges Head and breathing in the sea air into our lungs. We will take off in silence making the… ..Read more >
Fauna at The cliffs of Moher

Rinevella Strand Appreciation

On the third Sat. in April this year, a small group met at Rinevella Strand, on the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula, to pick up as much plastic garbage as they could, strewn over the 300 metre length of the stoney shore – a yearly spring ritual, coinciding… ..Read more >