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We hope you enjoy these little news snippets from the peninsula.

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Taste the Loop

With the aim of offering the best possible experience of the food of Loop Head, the restaurants, food producers, cafés and B&Bs of the peninsula have all come together to establish the Loop Head Food Circle. The Food Circle charter is a strong commitment to safeguarding food standards and ensuring… ..Read more >
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Enjoy a steaming pot of mussels

The biggest secret to the amazing shellfish you will eat on the Loop? Freshness! As for the rest of the process: keeping it nice and simple! There’s no better way to cook mussels and clams than steaming, and the reason is simple. When these shellfish cook, they release flavourful juices.… ..Read more >

Listen to classical music at the Post Office

Enjoy a quirky experience at the colourful Post Office in Carrigaholt. As you get near, you will nearly always hear classical music, and on a sunny day you may take a seat on the brightly coloured chairs and let your ears and soul rejoice. Your eyes are in for a… ..Read more >

Visit friends

If you don’t have them already on the Loop, you will definitely make some. Enjoy meeting the locals! ..Read more >

Pick some berries

Blackberries season is in full swing on the Loop Head Peninsula in September-October. Go for a long walk and treat yourself with the goodness of the rich hedgerows! Blackberries are the essence of country life and have many uses. Since neolithic times we have been eating blackberries. Picking blackberries captures… ..Read more >

Go on a fishing adventure

Take some time out to go on a ‘Fishing Adventure’ on the ‘Lady Gwen II’, with skipper Sean Maguire – part of Fishing Adventures, Kilbaha, County Clare. It’s great for a fun day out, for serious fishing – or simply to admire the beauty of the Peninsula and the wonder of… ..Read more >

Listen to live music

County Clare is often said to be the traditional Irish music capital of Ireland with year round trad sessions and music festivals. In Loop Head you will find a mecca of traditional Irish culture and music. There are loads of pubs to choose from, especially in Kilkee and Carrigaholt. ..Read more >

See Doonaha Gun Battery

There is a Napoleonic Period battery at Doonaha since 1814 and is one of six batteries located in the vicinity. There were Napoleonic French invasion plans to access and invade Britain from the west of Ireland. The Mouth of the Shannon was one of the three invasion areas included in… ..Read more >
Irish pubs in Kilkee

Eat traditional fish and chips overlooking Kilbaha Bay

Keating’s Bar, right on the pier in Kilbaha, claims it is the last pub before New York. Fill up on the delicious menu, where fresh fish and chips are a star, while admiring the incredible sea view of the Mouth of the Shannon. ..Read more >

Have a chowder at the Long Dock

Served steaming hot, the Long Dock’s chowder it is the best and most comforting lunch, accompanied by Imelda’s brown bread. It has won the Great Taste Gold Star Award 2017. Also available as a take away or frozen to heat and enjoy at home. ..Read more >

Just breathe

With its many health benefits and curative properties, fresh coastal air refreshes your respiratory organs, revitalises your senses and invigorates mind & body. ..Read more >
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