Clare County, Cliffs of Moher

We left Killarney and headed to Tralee, from there to the ferry at Tarbert. The ferry cost 18€ and was well worth it. The view of County Clare and the mouth of the Shannon were spectacular. From the ferry we took the road through Knock to Ennis, the capital of Co. Clare.

We had to stop to take a photo of the best thatched roof cottage we’ve seen so far. Beautiful, until the husky scared us away!

The road to Ennis along the Shannon is picturesque. Stone walls are high, roads narrow but views of the Shannon and Co. Limerick are worth it.

Stopped at Knox’s Pub for lunch (hope it’s as good as The Blind Piper in Caherdaniel, on the Ring of Kerry. Both Brian and I really enjoyed our lunch of curried lamb, steak and kidney pie followed by the homemade Banofi Pie, yum!

After lunch we did some shopping and noticed that the whole city was displaying the county colours of blue and yellow to celebrate yesterday’s GAA Hurling victory.

After Ennis we took the scenic route along the Atlantic coast through Milltown Malbay to the Cliffs of Moher.
Magnificent, even in the whipping windy rain. We carried on up the coast noting ocean front castles, some still occupied, past the caves of Doolan, through the rocky ‘moonscape’ of The Burren. Can you believe that there are rock fences all the way up these barren rock hillsides!

Dinner at Moran’s Oyster Cottage in Kilcorgan, still operated by 8th generation Moran. Some of whom have held the International Oyster Shucking Championship.

Off to Galway, expecting to arrive around 9pm after a full day.