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Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

Miltown Malbay (Irish Sráid na Cathrach) is a village in the west of County Clare, next to Spanish Point. The name Malbay is thought to come from the Irish "meall-bhaigh" which means treacherous coast. The name could also stem from the ledgend of the Witch "mal" who was drowned in the bay by Fionn mac Cumhaill.

It is home to the annual Willie Clancy Summer School and Festival. The festival honours Willie Clancy, a famous uilleann piper who was a native of the village.

Gardens

Vandeleur Walled Garden - Kilrush County Clare
Vandeleur Walled Garden
Kilrush, Co. Clare
The secret world of the walled gardens at Vandeleur, Kilrush had lain forgotten for years. The house belonging to the surrounding 420 acres of wooded demesne was first planted in 1712, the house was burnt in 1887 and finally demolished in 1973. B ...
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Golf

Golf
Woodstock Golf & Country Club
Ennis, Co. Clare
Course Type: Parkland
Woodstock Golf & Country Club provides a stern parkland challenge. The first 4 holes are straight - forward enough but don't be lulled. This course is built on top of a very windy hill and if it blows you need to have your fade worked out. Th ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
Although Doonbeg Golf Club is a private club, there is limited visitor access to both golf and accommodation when available and to the member owned Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge. Whether or not you are a golfer, this is very good news because t ...
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What's On

Miltown Malbay Farmers Market - Friday evening
Community Centre, Miltown Malbay on Fridays from 4-6.30pm

Fresh fish from Charlie's catch, speciality baking, local eggs, salads and organic veg, local cheeses, jams, chut ...
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Tourist Attractions

Dun Aonghasa - Aran Islands County Galway Ireland
Dun Aonghasa
Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Perched spectacularly on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic ocean, this is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts of the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a "chevaux-de-frise" consisting of  tall b ...
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Wedding Venues

Doonbeg Lodge - Wedding Venue  County Clare
Doonbeg Lodge
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
At Doonbeg Golf Club on Doughmore Bay, The Lodge offers very luxurious accommodation - and, although it is a private club, there is limited visitor access to both golf and accommodation when available. The contrast between the wild landscape ...
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