Kilkee in Co. Clare is one of Ireland's foremost holiday destinations. It is located on the Atlantic Coast of Co. Clare facing a beautiful semi-circular sweep of sand, which slopes very gently into the Bay.
Favoured by the warmth of the Gulf Stream and protected from the might of the Atlantic, Kilkee has a well-deserved reputation as the safest bathing place in Ireland, and the Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag in recognition of the absence of pollution.
Kilkee is for walkers too. The walk along the coastline to the Diamond Rocks is one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating in the world.
Other local attractions include Golf, Waterworld, Scuba Diving, Fishing, Thalassotherapy, Horse Riding, Dolphin Watching, Tennis, Snorkelling and Touring.
- Sandy Beach
- Sea Angling
- Scenic Walks
- Dolphin Watching
- Water Sports
- Swimming Pool
- Deep-sea Diving
- Walking Trails
- Historical Sites
The area surrounding Kilkee has many fascinating places to visit some of which are as follows:
The Burren is a totally unique landscape which has captured the imagination of many. It comprises of huge pavements of limestone called clints with vertical fissures in them. The Burren provides a microclimate for various plants and flowers and also provides some of the most truly spectacular views in Ireland. Corkscrew Hill with its vista across Galway Bay and the view from Ballinalacken Hill from where you can see across to the Aran Islands.
The Aillwee caves are another site worth visiting. 10,000 years old, it is one of the most spectacular caves anywhere.
Just North of Kilkee, on the Coast of West Clare, you will find the famous Cliffs of Moher defiantly standing as giant natural ramparts against the aggressive might of the Atlantic Ocean. They rise in places to over 215 meters and stretch for almost 8km.
Co. Clare and Kilkee are also famous for its Irish Traditional Music. Traditional groups play in hundreds of pubs throughout the area and the festive calendar has a wide range of Fleadhs to choose from.
Some of the other places and towns within driving distance worth a visit include Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, Loop Head, Ennis, North Kerry via the Killimer/Tarbert Ferry and Lahinch.