Railways at loop head peninsula

History & Heritage

Railways at loop head peninsula

West Clare Railway

The West Clare Railway, made famous by the entertainer Percy French, opened in 1887 and ran for almost a century on a narrow-gauge line between Ennis and Kilkee. It was closed in 1961. In the mid-1990s, a local preservation society began work on reviving the railway at Moyasta Junction. The… ..Read more >
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West Clare Currachs

Currachs, the traditional canoes of the Loop Head peninsula, were used in times past for both fishing and transport. These sturdy and versatile vessels were constructed from a frame of wooden ribs, or hoops, traditionally with animal hides stretched over it, and more recently canvas. The skills required to build… ..Read more >
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