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Tag Archives: County Clare

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Bunratty Castle is a large castle in County Clare in the west of Ireland. Bunratty falls into the category of a “Tower House” which was a style of castle built for defensive as well as habitation purposes. The name Bunratty Castle when translated to Irish is Caisleán Bhun Raithe, which litteraly means the castle at the mouth of the Ratty. The Ratty ... Read More »

The Claregalway Friary – photos

I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole lot in the town of Claregalway itself, but it’s a good ... Read More »

Cliffs of Moher aerial video

In a previous post on the Cliffs of Moher we mentioned how you really have to see the cliffs in person to fully experience their magnificence. Well, if you are unable to get to the cliffs, then the video below is as close an experience as you’ll get to enjoying them. Enjoy! Read More »

An Irish Road

Yes, this is a two lane road.  Maybe it’s hard to tell in the photograph, but anyone who has been to Ireland will be able to attest to the surprise they got when they had to drive on a road like this. Things are ok, until you meet that oncoming tractor or truck, and you have to reverse half a mile back ... Read More »

Doolin, County Clare – beautiful video footage

Here’s a great little YouTube video I came across today that highlights the small town of Doolin in County Clare, about 5 miles from the Cliffs of Moher. This video showcases some of what Doolin has to offer including trad sessions in the local pubs (0:37), the scenery of the nearby Aran Islands (1:15), the Cliffs of Moher (1:42) and ... Read More »