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Talk on the Bird Life of Loop Head with John N. Murphy  – Saturday 22nd June


The Midsummer Festival – Nature & Heritage

June 21st – June 30th 2019

Loop Head Peninsula

Loop Head Tourism is launching their inaugural Midsummer Festival – Nature & Heritage on Friday 21st June.

There is so much for everyone to enjoy over the 10 days of the festival.

  • Nature, Heritage and History talks and walks including e-bike tours
  • Nature experiences with visits to Carmen’s horse-riding school and Loop Head Alpacas
  • Art and Nature Workshops
  • Traditional skills workshops
  • Traditional music sessions

Geology Walk and Talk with Peter Haughton at Diamond Rocks – Sunday 30th June


Enjoy the lovely long days in the Loop Head Peninsula around the summer solstice period.

To help you with this, we have put together a series of events where you can have a truly authentic experience in this unspoiled area on the Cliff Coast of the Wild Atlantic Way.

This poster can also be seen here – Festival schedule

In parallel to all this we will have our usual geology and dolphin watching boat trips running from Carrigaholt weather dependent. The Seol Sionna Traditional Boating club’s Sally O’Keeffe will also be out and about on the water at this time and weather depending, you may get a chance to be a crew member for the day.

For more information:

Loop Head Labyrinth at Purecamping

We will be opening the festival at the Loop Head Labyrinth, Purecamping where we celebrate all the Celtic festivals year round, including this significant time of the Summer Solstice (June 21st) which is the longest day of the year. The Solstice Celebration will start at 7pm on Friday and will then lead onto the opening of The West Clare Trails at 8.15pm

The West Clare Trails

The West Clare Trails are a community led project that has resulted in 14 marked trails being highlighted and waymarked around the Loop Head Peninsula, Co. Clare. Six trailheads have been selected with multiple walks beginning at each trailhead.
Mags Keane of Keane’s bar, Carrigaholt will launch the trails. Mags was awarded the Clare volunteer of the year award this year for her Community walks initiative which uses these very trails.
Come and say hello and find out more about the walks in your area.

To download the maps, click here.

We hope to see at some of our events, whether it is on The Alpaca Farm Tour, The Secret Life of Horses, a craft workshop or maybe in one of the several pubs hosting music sessions.

Come along and have some fun!



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