101 things to see and do

The Church of the Little Ark, Kilbaha

  In the 19th century, in spite of Catholic Emancipation the Protestant landlords of Loop Head refused permission for the building of a Catholic Church on their land.  Catholic Emancipation involved reducing and removing many of the restrictions previously imposed on Roman Catholics to practicing their faith.  The Loop Head… ..Read more >

Wander around the grounds of Carrigaholt Castle

  The castle at Carrighaolt has always been a beautiful landmark, from out in the estuary, to when you drive into Carrigaholt from Kilkee and the view of the estuary opens up before you. Carrigaholt Castle is one of Ireland’s many tower houses and was built around 1480 by the… ..Read more >

Starry, starry night . .

Sunrise at Fodra on Loop Head on October 1st 2020   Now we enter the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness . .  (John Keats) The days are are shorter, the weather is slightly cooler and the light is wonderful. It is a great time to watch the skies, from… ..Read more >

Make a break for it!

Feeding alpacas at The Flying Alpaca There are some great activities to try out on Loop Head. Most are open all year round, so if you fancy a trip when there are less visitors about – you will find plenty of things to do. Did you know you could take… ..Read more >

Wish you were here . . .

  Sunset at Ross Bay   Wish you were here . . . The birds are singing their little hearts out to attract a mate, and building their nests in readiness for the next generation. The hares can be seen running through the fields as the sun comes up and… ..Read more >
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Your experience of Loop Head

Every experience of Loop Head is unique and we would love to hear about it. ..Read more >

Storm watch

Make the most of the dramatic coastline when the weather blows in. With its particularly rugged coastline, the Loop Head Peninsula can put on a particularly awesome show. Winter storms can be very dramatic, particularly on the coast where the seas are thrown into turmoil by the gale force winds driving… ..Read more >
Farm, Loop Head, County Clare, Ireland

Photograph some cattle

Loop Head is a farming peninsula. You will meet cattle on the road sometimes, you will meet them more closely if you stay at a farmhouse b&b, but most often you will meet them happily grazing in most amazing panoramic landscapes, with sea views and jaw-dropping cliff views. ..Read more >

See Poulnasherry Bay

Poulnasherry Bay is stony and unusually rich in wildlife. Poulnasherry Bay has designated shellfish waters under the European Communities (Quality of Shellfish Waters) Regulations. Poulnasherry affords a great view over the slob-lands, which attract large flocks of overwintering wild fowl and waders in particular Brent Geese, Wigeon, and Greenshank. Shelduck… ..Read more >

Go up Corbally Hill

Take the Three Counties Lookout or the Farrihy Lough looped walks to ascent Corbally Hill just North of Kilkee. The view from its summit is magnificent embracing the rim of the Atlantic for 150 degrees: the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and the Connemara mountains. ..Read more >

Visit the townland of Kilcredaun

The townland of Kilcredaun, one kilometer from Carrigaholt fishing village, contains a number of archaeological buildings including church ruins, a holy well, the 19th century coast guard station, a Napoleonic battery, World War 2 lookout post and Kilcredaun lighthouse. ..Read more >