Carrigaholt Dolphin & Nature Festival – June 1st & 2nd, 2013
Calling all Nature Lovers!! Carrigaholt is at the heart of the Loop Head Peninsula’s Special Area of Conservation. We want to share with you the abundance of wildlife here through fun & educational activities, including dolphin watching boat trips, wildflower & heritage walks, seashore workshops, films, music, puppetry & pageants. Carrigaholt is situated on the Loop Head Peninsula in West Clare at the mouth of the mighty River Shannon and is home to about 140 individual bottlenose dolphins that have calves each year. The spectacular wild Atlantic cliffs are covered in wildflowers and thousands of nesting seabirds come here to raise their young. We want to share all of this with you! And especially any of the McMahon Clan out there – our 15th century McMahon castle will bring you back in time to your ancestral seat.