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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 >

For the person who has everything – or just loves Loop Head!

What do you give someone who is special? A new experience? A hamper of delicious food? A meal in their favourite restaurant on Loop Head?   The Long Dock Carrigaholt Harris’s Bar and Kitchen Kilkee How about a walk with alpacas at the Flying Alpaca? One of the alpacas at… ..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 >

Halloween on Loop Head

Halloween is the season which owes its roots to ancient Irish customs and beliefs When the Irish emigrated to America, they brought their customs and beliefs with them. One of these customs was carving a turnip into a scary face before hollowing it out and placing a candle inside. In… ..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 >

The Long Jump – from California to Loop Head by Camille Seaman

I have been on all seven continents. I have stood atop the worlds largest Ice Shelf in Antarctica and walked to the very edge. I have climbed high desert dunes of the Gobi desert and walked across the oldest fresh water lake on our planet. I have hiked in jungles… ..Read more >
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Business Re-Opening Dates on Loop Head

Listed below are the re-opening dates for businesses on the Loop Head Peninsula.  Please note that booking is essential. Kilkee – Food   From Monday 29th June   The Bay View Hotel and Hickies Bar The Pier Restaurant and Hickes Bar +353 (0)65 9056058 www.bayviewkilkee.com  Lunch 12.30 pm – 5pm … ..Read more >

We are looking forward to welcoming you back

We have movement on Loop Head. We now can travel within our county. If we have learned anything during this time of lock down and isolation, it is the importance of the things that money can’t buy. The space to breathe. Seeing friends and family – and your health. There… ..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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