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Clare

county clareAffectionately referred to as the 'Banner County' - County Clare derives its name from the Irish 'An Clár', meaning the plain. Located on the west coast of Ireland, northwest of the River Shannon, County Clare covers a total area of approx 1,200 square miles.

A unique karst limestone region (approx 250 sq km) covers the Clare landscape and is known as The Burren. This area features caves and contains rare alpine flowers and fauna.

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The Ailwee Caves in the Burren region consists of over 1km of passages leading into the heart of the mountain. Features of the Ailwee Caves include an underground river, a waterfall and some large stalactites and stalagmites.

Another important tourist attraction in County Clare are The Cliffs of Moher, rising nearly 700 feet above the sea.


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