County Clare

Chláir means board or plank. A board was placed across the river Fergus outside Ennis, at a place which was to become known as Clare. It hosts the oldest known evidence of human activity in Ireland to the butchering of a bear and has been dated to circa 10,500 b.c
Motto: Dílis d’ar nOidreacht ‘True to our heritage’.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Clare

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 1195

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The 1st, largest and one of the most important Augustinian houses in Ireland Clare Abbey was founded in 1195 and is situated on an elevated site beside the Fergus River. This was the [...]

Clare Abbey, Ennis. County Clare 11952019-06-25T21:18:59+00:00

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 1433

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A former Norman castle, The Mac Namara's, Cromwell and interesting architectural features Quin Abbey is located in the village of Quin in co.Clare. It dates from 1433 and was built on the site [...]

Quin Abbey, Quin. County Clare 14332019-06-27T12:02:43+00:00

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 1850

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Eamon de Valera & A Russian cannon This listed building is Ennis Courthouse. It was built in 1850 in a neoclassical style to the designs of Joseph B Keane and Henry Whitestone. The [...]

Ennis Courthouse, Ennis. County Clare 18502019-06-27T12:22:28+00:00

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 1467

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The Vikings, The O'Briens, Dungeons & a No.1 tourist attraction Bunratty Castle is located in the village of Bunratty in County Clare. This is one of the most impressive castles and one of [...]

Bunratty Castle, Bunratty. County Clare 14672019-06-27T12:53:19+00:00

Knappogue Castle, Quin. County Clare 1467

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One of the finest examples of a medieval tower house in Ireland Knappogue Castle is located near the village of Quin in co.Clare. It was was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamara and [...]

Knappogue Castle, Quin. County Clare 14672019-06-28T17:16:51+00:00