The cave was discovered by Jack McGann. Guided tours, lasting 30 minutes, allow you to observe beautiful caverns, bridged chasms, underground waterfalls, weird mineral formations and the hibernation chambers of brown bears which have been extinct in Ireland for centuries.
Located in the unique Burren, this new visitors' centre provides visitors with an overview of the area and its unique landscape, its rich human history and its famous flora. Elaborate audio - visual presentation; synchronised large scale slide panoramas with soundscapes in 3 specially created environments.
BURREN SMOKEHOUSE The Burren Smokehouse produce oak-smoked Irish Atlantic Salmon. The ancient tradition is explained in their new visitors centre. Gourmet and Craft Shop. Audio-visual in English, German, French and Italian.
The newly renovated Burren Centre (Brú na Bóirne) has a new design which will bring to life the dramatic and fascinating story of the Burren through models, slides, artifacts and information. Admission charge.
BURREN PERFUMERY &
The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre is Ireland's oldest perfumery Shop. Products are made from the miriad of flowers collected on the Burren. There is an outstanding audio visual and photographic exhibition.
LISCANNOR STONE & ROCK SHOP
Liscannor Stone is the name given to a variety of 300 million year old flagstones and sandstones that are risen from the lands in the region. The stone bears the fossil tracks of Marine animals that lived millions of years ago.
The Visitors Centre includes: an audio-visual display that highlights the fascinating history of Liscannor stone and the 'Rock Shop' which displays precious and semi-precious stones from Ireland and all over the world. Almost everyone of the Earth's natural treasures is on sale here.
CLIFFS OF MOHER
The majestic Cliffs of Moher stand against the might of the Atlantic Ocean. O’Brien’s Tower is located on the highest cliff and is an exceptional viewing point. The Cliffs can be visited daily, year-round. O Brien’s tower open daily, March to October. Visitor centre open year round.
LAHINCH SEAWORLD & LEISURE CENTRE
At Lahinch Seaworld, on the promenade in Lahinch, visitors can see and experience the underwater life of the Atlantic Coast. Sharks, rays and conger eels; starfish, lobsters and flatfish can all be viewed in a giant aquarium. A leisure centre forms part of Seaworld, complete with a 25m indoor swimming pool, kiddies pool, sauna, jacuzzi, seaview cafe souvenir and beach shop.
The legendary Aran Islands, a testimony to man's triumph over the elements, lie just five miles off the coast of Co. Clare. There are three islands in the group, Inismore, Inismaan and Inisheer all serviced by ferry from Doolin in Co. Clare. These bastions of ancient Irish culture have bred a hardy breed of fisherman and farmers whose roots go back way before recorded history and who still speak Gaelic.
SPA WELLS HEALTH CENTRE
The only working Spa in Ireland is located in Lisdoonvarna. The Spa Wells Centre offers sulphur baths and therapeutic treatments. The illuminated sulphur well may be viewed in the Victorian Pump House, where glasses of sulphur water are dispensed, as in olden times. Mid-day music and dancing during September. Tea rooms and coffee shop open July to Sept.
Poulnabrone Dolmen or Portal Tomb in the Burren, is one of the most photographed of all the monuments in Ireland. Its dramatic siting on the limestone pavements makes as much impact on one's senses as the most famous piece of modern sculpture does. High praise indeed, for its builders of more than 6,000 years ago. Polished stone axeheads, a bone pendant and other small pieces of jewellery were also discovered.
CLARE ARCHAEOLOGY CENTRE
Dysert O’ Dea Castle was built in 1480 by Diarmuid O’ Dea. Renovated and open to the public by the Dysert O’ Dea Development Association since 1986. Today it features a Museum of local artifacts, an audio visual presentation on the history of Dysert from ancient times to the present day. English and German exhibitions, tea room and souvenir shop. A developed trail covering 25 sites of archaeological and historical interest within a 5 mile radius of the castle should not be missed.
BIDDY EARLY BREWERY
Ireland's first pub-brewery in Inagh is named after a Clare woman by the name of Biddy Early, who was renowned for her magical powers in the 1800's. Since its opening in 1995, the brewery has continued to produce a unique selection of hand crafted beers in memory of the great woman. Unlike other beers they contain no artificial coulourants, sweeteners or preservatives, and are 100% natural. Their visitor centre hosts an interesting audio-visual presentation which tells the story of the legendary Biddy Early, and her well known connection with the pub. They also host guided tours.
BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK
One of Ireland’s Top Day Visitor Attraction. Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic mediaeval castle in Ireland. Built in 1425, it was authentically restored in 1954 to its former mediaeval splendour, with furnishings and tapestries capturing the mood and style of the times.
The Folk Park, set on 26 acres, recreates 19th Century Ireland. The park features include; recreated village street, 8 farmhouses, a watermill, blacksmith’s forge, Mac’s pub and restaurant and a display of 19th Century agricultural machinery.
CRAGGAUNOWEN - THE LIVING PAST
Craggaunowen is where Celtic life is brought to life! Ireland’s original prize-winning centre dedicated to interpreting Ireland’s Pre-historic and early Christian eras. Exhibits range from Bronze Age homesteads to Celtic Chieftain’s residences. Craggaunowen houses the Brendan boat - the leather hulled boat which Tim Severin sailed across the Atlantic to prove that Irish Monks made the journey long before Columbus.
POWERS WOOLEN MILLS
Our shop, in Kilcolgan offers a vast selection of gifts which you will find hard to leave behind! Everything is Irish; sweaters, jackets, tweed, materials, ceramics, glass, linen, capes, shawls, hats and caps, rugs and throws.