Explore Fanore

Fainne oir - the ring of gold

It is a very beautiful place in both summer icon-42 and winter. The beach icon-37 is surrounded by immense and breathtaking scenery with no big building developments and tourist hoards. icon-7

Fanore village

Fanore village

Located in one of the most scenic areas of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fanore is a small village situated on the north west coast of Co. Clare. Its Gaelic meaning “fainne oir” means ring of gold, with reference to its beautiful sandy beach.

It has a small population and its little village has all you need, coffee shop, restaurant, pub, shop, campsite, plenty of accommodation and a good beach break just down the road.

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Discover a Natural Wonder

Discover a Natural Wonder

Fanore is located right in the heart of the Burren, an area that recently received the highly coveted UNESCO Geopark Status.

Fanore Beach is one of the nine sites of geological importance that form the basis of The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark.

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The Burren

The Burren

The Burren really is a living landscape and is host to 70% of Ireland’s native flora with unusual combinations of Artic, Alpine and Medditeranean plants growing side by side.

It also has the highest concentration of archeological monuments from the Bronze Age and Early Christian Period in Ireland.

The majority of the Burren is designated a Special Area of Conservation so it really is a unique and wonderful place to come visit and take to the waves.

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Things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way

While Fanore Beach steals the show with its epic waves, the surrounding area offers a treasure trove of experiences. Hike scenic trails overlooking dramatic cliffs, explore ancient wonders like megalithic tombs, or delve into the fascinating geology of the Burren Geopark. Don't miss charming local villages with authentic pubs and vibrant culture.
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Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Walking trails
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The Burren perfumery
Burren smokehouse
Sheepdog -visit ireland
Caherconnell Stone Fort and Sheepdog Demonstrations
The Aillwee Burren Experience
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The Aran Islands
Wild Atlantic Way
Wild Atlantic Way
While the Burren is a captivating gem, it's just one chapter in the epic story of the Wild Atlantic Way. This iconic coastal route stretches for miles, offering endless adventures beyond our shores. So, after you conquer Fanore's waves, keep exploring and discover the Wild Atlantic Way's magic!

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