Interesting 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 >

Seasons Greetings from Loop Head

Loop Head colours at Christmas   Well have made it to Christmas. We hope you are all ready and organised for the big day. A lot of us will be having a very different festive season this year. Some of us will be on our own or without our key… ..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 >
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Loop Head is ready and waiting for you . . come and explore.

You can feel the Spring energy rising up  – Loop Head is waking up and getting ready for the new season. The mornings are lighter and the evenings are longer. More importantly – the sun is getting warmer. Once St Patrick’s day arrives and Loop Head lighthouse opens, it is… ..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 >

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 >
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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 >