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Encyclopedia > County Clare
County Clare
Contae an Chláir
Shield of County Clare
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Province: Munster
County:
District:
County Town: Ennis
Code: CE
Area: 3,147 km²
Elevation:
Population
(2002)
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103,277 -Town:
-Rural:
Website: www.clare.ie

County Clare (Contae an Chláir in Irish) is in the Irish province of Munster. It is located on the west coast of Ireland, northwest of the River Shannon and bordering Lough Derg. Area: 3,147 km² (1,215 square miles). Its capital is the town of Ennis. Clare County Crest Fair Use - reproductive quality negates copyright issues File links The following pages link to this file: County Clare ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Clare Categories: GFDL images ... GPS satellite in orbit, image courtesy of NASA GPS redirects here. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Munster (Irish: An Mhumhain, IPA: ) is the southernmost province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. ... The island of Ireland has 32 counties, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... Northern Ireland is divided into 26 districts for local government purposes. ... A county town is the location of the administrative headquarters of a county. ... Ennis (Irish: Inis) is the county town of Clare in the Republic of Ireland. ... An Irish number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Number plates in the Republic of Ireland conform to the European standard, with a blue band, 12 stars of the European flag and country identifier. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Alternate uses: See Munster (disambiguation). ... The River Shannon (Irish: Sionainn), Irelands longest river, divides the West of Ireland (mostly the province of Connaught) from the east and south (Leinster and most of Munster). ... There are two loughs (lakes) in Ireland of the name Lough Derg: Lough Derg in Munster is the second largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and borders Tipperary, Galway, County Clare and others. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Ennis (Irish: Inis) is the county town of Clare in the Republic of Ireland. ...


County Clare succeeded the district of Thomond (which was part of Connacht), and when first created it was sometimes called County Thomond. Its nickname is the Banner County, which refers to a former local tradition of carrying banners at political meetings and public occasions. Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan, meaning North Munster) sometimes called County Thomond was an ancient Kingdom of Ireland which included much of what is now County Clare and at its greatest extents included parts of the counties of Kerry, Limerick, Offaly and Tipperary. ... Connaught redirects here. ... For other meanings of the term banner, see banner (disambiguation). ...

Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, 2004.
Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland, 2004.

County Clare contains The Burren, a unique karst landscape area of limestone hills and fields, Bunratty Castle, and is considered to be a major centre of traditional Irish music today. At the western edge of The Burren, facing the Atlantic Ocean, are the Cliffs of Moher. It is also the location of Shannon Town. Photo taken by Wikipedian of Poulnabrone dolmen in County Clare, Ireland, 2004. ... T shaped Hunebed D27 in Borger-Odoorn, Netherlands, recent. ... Categories: Ireland-place stubs | Geography of Ireland ... See also: 2003 in Ireland, other events of 2004, 2005 in Ireland and the list of years in Ireland. // Events January 1 - Ireland takes over as President of the European Commission. ... A road winds down Corkscrew Hill towards Ballyvaughan. ... Karst topography occurs when a landscape is marked by underground drainage patterns. ... Bunratty Castle Bunratty Castle,Newmarket-on-Fergus,County Clare, Ireland is of Norman Architecture. ... A road winds down Corkscrew Hill towards Ballyvaughan. ... Looking south towards Hags Head Building work at the Cliffs, Nov 2005 The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair, Cliffs of the ruin) are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of The Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Republic... Shannon Town or Shannon (Irish: An tSionna) is located in County Clare and is the only new town in the Republic of Ireland. ...


Percy French, a 19th Century Balladist, wrote his most famous song Are Ye Right There Michael lambasting the inefficient rail network in the country at that time – and particularly, the West Clare Railway. French recounts his journey by rail between the Clare towns of Ennis and Kilkee. Unfortunately, bad as the rail network was in French's day, most of the system was closed starting in the 1940s. It was dug up and dismantled by successive governments over several decades in the 1950s, 60s and 70s as it was deemed uneconomic. See History of rail transport in Ireland. William Percy French (May 1, 1854–January 24, 1920) was one of Irelands foremost songwriters and entertainers in his day. ... A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... A song by the 19th Century Irish musician Percy French. ... Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The West Clare Railway (WCR) was a railway company operating in County Clare, Ireland. ... Ennis (Irish: Inis) is the county town of Clare in the Republic of Ireland. ... Kilkee (Cill Chaoi in Irish) is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. ... // Events and No. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The history of rail transport in Ireland began only a decade later than that of Great Britain. ...


The county is also the location in which the Shannon Airport is located. This airport has a number of claims to fame, including the first duty-free zone. Famous people born in County Clare include Edna O'Brien, explorer Ernest Shackleton the late Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA. Shannon Airport (IATA: SNN,ICAO: EINN) is Irelands main transatlantic airport. ... Edna OBrien (born December 15, 1930) is an Irish novelist and short story writer whose works often revolve around the inner feelings of women, and their problems in relating to men. ... Portrait of Ernest Henry Shackleton Captain Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO, OBE, RNR (February 15, 1874 – January 5, 1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer, now chiefly remembered for his Antarctic expedition of 1914–1916 in the ship Endurance. ... Michael Cusack (1847 - 1906) was an Irish teacher and founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ... GAA redirects here. ...

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Towns/Parishes in County Clare

Categories: Ireland-place stubs | Geography of Ireland ... Clarecastle (Irish: Droichead an Chláir) is a village just south of Ennis, in County Clare, Ireland on the outskirts of the main town. ... Cratloe (Irish: An Chreatalach) is a small village (pop: 656 (2002)) in County Clare, Ireland, located between Limerick City and Ennis. ... Doolin Harbour in the evening, with the Cliffs of Moher and Hags Head in the far distance The Fisher Street area of Doolin Doolin (Irish: Dúlainn) is a small rural village in County Clare, Ireland, on the Atlantic coast. ... Doora is a place in Ireland. ... Ennis (Irish: Inis) is the county town of Clare in the Republic of Ireland. ... Ennistimon or Ennistymon (Irish: Inis Diomáin) is a small town in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, near the west coast of Ireland. ... Inagh (Eidhneach in Irish, meaning place abounding in ivy) is a village located 14 km west of Ennis in County Clare, Ireland, on the N85 road to Ennistymon. ... Kilkee (Cill Chaoi in Irish) is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. ... Killadysert (Irish: Cill an Disirt) is a village in south County Clare, Ireland. ... Killaloe is a town in east County Clare, Republic of Ireland, situated in the midwest of Ireland. ... Kilrush (Cill Rois in Irish) is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. ... Lahinch or Lehinch (An Leacht in Irish; meaning Leath Inis, or Half Island) is a village on Liscannor Bay, on the northwest coast of County Clare, Republic of Ireland. ... Liscannor (Irish: Lios Ceannúir) is a coastal village in County Clare, Republic of Ireland. ... Lisdoonvarna (Irish: Lios Dúin Bhearna) is a spa town in county Clare in the Republic of Ireland, famous for its music and festivals. ... Lissycasey (Irish: Lios Uí Chathasaigh) is a village in County Clare, Ireland. ... Mountshannon (Irish: Baile Uí Bhealáin) is a village in east County Clare, Ireland. ... Meelick (Irish: Mileac) is a small village in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, situated a few kilometers north of Limerick City in the Midwest of Ireland. ... Newmarket-on-Fergus (Irish: Cora Chaitlín) is a village in County Clare, Ireland. ... OBriensbridge, County Clare OBriensbridge (Droichead Uí Bhriain in Irish) is a village in east County Clare, Ireland, on the west bank of the River Shannon. ... Quin Abbey is built on the site of a castle Quin (Cuinche in Irish) is a small village in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, situated north of Limerick city and near Ennis in the Midwest of Ireland. ... Scariff is a town in east County Clare, Republic of Ireland, situated in the midwest of Ireland. ... Shannon Town or Shannon (Irish: An tSionna) is located in County Clare and is the only new town in the Republic of Ireland. ... Sixmilebridge (Droichead Abhann Ó gCearnaigh in Irish) is a vibrant and rapidly expanding village in County Clare, Ireland, population 1,327 (2002 Census) which is likely to increase due to the large amount of houses going up in the area. ... Spanish Point (Rinn na Spáinneach in Irish) is a town in County Clare, Republic of Ireland, situated on the west coast of Ireland. ...

Villages

Corrofin is a village in county Clare in the Republic of Ireland. ... Mullagh is a village (and a parish) in County Cavan, Ireland. ... Quilty is an Irish family name which has spread throughout the English-speaking world. ...

Islands

Inishmore (the great island) (or Deer) Island is located in County Clare, Ireland. ...

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Counties of Ireland
Connacht: Galway (~City) | Leitrim | Mayo | Roscommon | Sligo
Munster: Clare | Cork (~City) | Kerry | Limerick (~City) | Tipperary (North~; South~) | Waterford (~City)
Leinster: Carlow | Dublin (~City; Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown; FingalSouth~) | Kildare | Kilkenny | Laois | Longford | Louth | Meath | Offaly | Westmeath | Wexford | Wicklow
Ulster: Antrim * | Armagh * | Cavan | Donegal | Down * | Fermanagh * | Londonderry * | Monaghan | Tyrone *

* denotes counties in Northern Ireland (others are in the Republic of Ireland); italics denotes non-administrative counties; (parentheses) denotes non-traditional counties

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