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Clare Abbey, Ennis. co.Clare 1195

Clare Abbey is situated on an elevated site beside the Fergus River and was the first, largest and most important Augustinian house in County Clare. It was founded in 1195 under the sponsorship of Domnall Mór [...]

Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus. co.Clare 1835

Dromoland Castle is one of the most beautiful and desirable 5* hotels in Ireland. It is believed that this location was the ancestral home of the O’Briens who are the direct descendants of Brian Boru [...]

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell. co.Clare – c.3600 b.c

This national monument is Poulnabrone Dolmen. It's timeless simplicity has made it one of the most photographed landmarks in Ireland. It is a classic example of a portal tomb. The tall portal stones flank the [...]

Quin Abbey, Quin. co.Clare – 1433

Quin Abbey is built on the site of an earlier monastery which burned down in 1278. Soon after, a Norman castle was built by a military commander called Thomas de Clare. The foundations of this [...]

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. co.Clare – 1850

Ennis Courthouse was built in 1850 in a Neoclassical style to the designs of Joseph B Keane and Henry Whitestone. The first attempt to hold a court in County Clare was recorded to have been [...]

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. co.Clare – c.1425

Bunratty Castle is one of Ireland's most famous buildings and a top tourist attraction. The main structure was built between 1425 and 1467 by the powerful O’Brien family who later became the Earls of Thomond. [...]

Knappogue Castle, Quin. co.Clare – 1467

Knappogue Castle was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamara and is a magnificent example of a medieval tower house. It has a long and varied history from a battle field to a dwelling place. It [...]

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