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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

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Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch, Co. Clare
Course Type: Links
Lahinch Golf Club has undoubtedly one of the world's great classic links. It has all the ingredients of greatness: a glorious setting, a rich history, superb natural terrain and, where man has 'intervened', it has been through the hand of an outs ...
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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

Ennis Friary - Ennis County Clare Ireland
Ennis Friary
Ennis, Co. Clare
Ennis Friary is an impressive 13th century Franciscan friary, founded by the O'Briens, of Thomond who once ruled much of north Munster, has numerous 15th/16th century sculptures carved in the local hard limestone. Visitors may also view the s ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Gregans Castle Hotel
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Set in gardens and wooded grounds overlooking Galway Bay and the Burren mountains, the Haden family’s lovely country house hotel has a fascinating history going back to the 10th century, and parts of the present house date from the late 18t ...
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