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Loop Head Food Circle present Michael King hospitality bursary

Sophie Conway became the first recipient of the Michael King hospitality bursary when presented with her cheque for 2000 euros by Loop Head Food Circle and BOI. Sophie had presented her application and interview to win the bursary that had been offered by Loop Head Tourism in memory of local… ..Read more >
heritage trail

Loop Head Heritage Trail – 1 of 10 best ethical trips for 2017!

We are delighted that the Loop Head Heritage Trail has been listed as one of the top 10 best ethical trips for 2017 by the renowned Rough Guide travel websites. Check out the full details here: Rough Guide Top Ethical Trips “9. Walking the Loop Head Heritage Trail in Ireland… ..Read more >

ITB Berlin Wettbewerb

Wir sind auch dieses Jahr bei der ITB Berlin 2017, der größten Urlaubsmesse der Welt, und bieten diesen fantastischen Gewinn an: Gewinnen Sie einen Urlaub für 2 Personen am Loop Head. Einfach ein Selfie mit unserem Schild machen und per email an *protected email* schicken! Ihr Gewinn: Flug mit RyanAir , 4 Übernachtungen… ..Read more >

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: 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 >
Pub Interior, Carrigaholt, County Clare, Ireland

Carrigaholt Oyster & Traditional Music Festival 29th April – 2nd of May, 2016

May Bank Holiday Weekend A celebration of our traditional food and music on The Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare. Get into the festive mood with complimentary oysters during all our Trad Seisiún. Friday 29th of April Food Events: Shellfish and Craft Beer Night €30pp     The Long Dock Pub… ..Read more >

Carrigaholt Castle

Carrigaholt Castle is one of Ireland’s best preserved “Tower Houses”, built around 1480 by the MacMahons, the last Gaelic Chieftains to rule this peninsula.  Strategically located at the Mouth of the Shannon, the castle’s story reflects the turbulence of European politics. The 16th century ended with the final conquest of… ..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 >