Drive in Irish seaside resort

101 things to see and do

Drive in Irish seaside resort

Spot a fairy fort

There are twelve ringforts in the townland of Doonaha only. The prominence of ringforts is reflected in the townland’s name in Irish Dún Átha; dún is the Irish word for fort. The Loop Head Peninsula has one of the highest densities of ringforts in any part of Ireland, with over… ..Read more >
Little Ark is a great Irish tourist attraction

Visit the Church of the Little Ark

In the 19th century, the landlords of Loop Head refused to give over a site for a church for Catholic worship in Kilbaha. In 1852, parish priest Fr Michael Meehan oversaw the building of the Little Ark, a wooden box on wheels, with an altar, which could be rolled onto… ..Read more >

Visit the Kilbaha Art Gallery

Kilbaha Gallery stocks work from some of Ireland’s best Contemporary Artists. From bronze sculptures, oil paintings, and mixed media to ceramic and textile art. With their own bronze foundry on site in Kilbaha, they have access to some of the country’s best artists – and of course with Ireland’s leading… ..Read more >
Castles are a great Irish tourist attraction

See Carrigaholt castle

Surrounded as they were by water, the people of Loop Head often needed to defend their position. Mediaeval castles such as the one at Carrigaholt were strategically located for defence. ..Read more >
Irish sea side resort

Swim in the Pollock Holes

Just at the start of the Kilkee Cliff Walk (part of the Kilkee South looped walks), go down the steps from the car park and you will find the most amazing swimming place. The Pollock Holes are lovely, clear sea pools uncovered when the tide is out. They are thought… ..Read more >
heritage trail

Explore the heritage trail

The Loop Head Heritage trail is unmissable. It was designed to open the peninsula to visitors and expose them to its culture, history and archaeology. There is also an audio guide available for free which tells the story of the 14 sites on the trail. ..Read more >

Bird watch

Mild Atlantic winters, abundant wetlands, rich feeding grounds and undisturbed cliffs are what make Loop Head so attractive to birdlife. Find out more about what you can spot and where here. ..Read more >
Lady in Irish pub

Meet the locals

They are funny, love a good banter, are full of knowledge, welcoming and helpful to a pretty amazing extent – getting a chat or two with locals is your best source of local knowledge and good Irish craic. You can find them in pubs, along walks, farming, fishing etc. They… ..Read more >
Irish holiday destination for yoga

Enjoy a wellness weekend

Enjoy a full weekend (13th to 15th September) of yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, seaweed baths, beach boot camp, walking and cycling. Find out more details about activities and tickets. ..Read more >

Take an e-bike tour

Take the less travelled way around the Loop Head Peninsula on an electric bike (a bicycle with electric motor to help you along). Loop Head Bike Hire provides bespoke tours and eBike hire, using top quality Giant eBikes. The bikes can be collected in-store or made available at designated pick… ..Read more >

Come to Seafood in September

13th to 15th of September, The Long Dock Kitchen Team will amaze you with the biggest and most extravagant arrangement of seafood you will ever experience on Loop Head. This is an opportunity to experience the huge array of local fish and shellfish, something new and of course some of… ..Read more >
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