Foynes (Limerick), Ireland
County Clare Scenic Drive
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Head west on a panoramic drive away from the city of Limerick to the town of Tarbert. Here, you (and your motorcoach) will board the ferry for a short journey over the River Shannon to the town of Killimer.
Once on the other side, you will journey to the heritage town of Kilrush. The origin of the name means 'the church of the promontory' and Kilrush dates back to the 16th century. It is at the center of the rich and diverse coastal landscape of the West Clare Peninsula and is set in an unforgettable seascape featuring the mighty River Shannon, the islands of Hogg and Scattery, and the picturesque village of Cappa. Kilrush's heritage status recognizes its legacy as a feudal estate town with a rich maritime tradition. Beautiful beaches and an unspoiled natural environment surround the area.
Continue northwest to Kilkee -- a charming seaside town on the western coast of County Clare that retains its 19th-century Victorian ambience. Kilkee overlooks a mile-long horseshoe bay, with a gently sloping sandy beach that is protected from the Atlantic weather by the Duggerna Reef, which stretches across the mouth of the bay.
Now you'll turn north to reach the town of Doonbeg, located in the heart of West Clare. Doonbeg is a beautiful, picturesque village with plenty to offer, from the magnificent, world-renowned, Greg Norman-designed Doonbeg Golf Club, to the acclaimed sandy beaches and a vibrant culture of drama and music festivals.
Stop for a refreshment and some traditional music at a local pub. Then, you'll commence the return journey through lush countryside and again cross over the Shannon on the local ferry to re-board your waiting ship in Foynes.
Tour is primarily comprised of sightseeing from the motorcoach. Minimal walking over flat terrain is required.