Loop Head Peninsula

Loop Head Peninsula and Kilkee in Co Clare earned coveted EDEN recognition under the theme ‘Aquatic Tourism’. Famed for its impressive cliffs that dive dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, this area boasts an incredible diversity of marine and bird life, as well as relaxing spas and beach resorts that date to Victorian times.

The best way to discover the area is on foot – hiking along winding seaside trails – by bicycle or by boat.

Loop Head Peninsula and Kilkee are famed for character and charm, and local people who are genuinely interested in meeting visitors and showing them how to make the most of their stay.

As a destination it’s already famous with geologists and birdwatchers. The peninsula’s stunning sea cliffs are one of the few places in the world where geologists can study the 340 million year old carboniferous sedimentary basin. Further information visit www.loophead.ie

Make sure you:

  • Visit the West Clare Railway, made famous by the entertainer Percy French.
  • Take a boat trip on the Shannon to see bottlenose dolphins.
  • Visit Kilkee beach for surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, yachting and diving.
  • Take a guided walk or cycle & finish the day with a relaxing seaweed bath.



    'And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore...'

    Seamus Heaney 


Loop Head Peninsula

Dolphins at Shannon Estuary

Kilbaha Harbour

Loop Head

Ross, Loop Head