Best bird watching trails in County Clare, Ireland

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in County Clare with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in County Clare, Ireland
Top trails (6)
#1 - Cliffs of Moher Coastal Trail
Ennistymon, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
Rising over 200m above sea level, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most popular tourist destination. This coastal walk begins at the visitors centre and follows the coastline to Doolin. From the coast, you can see the Aran Islands, mountain ranges to the north, and Loop Head to the south. Keep your eyes peeled for sea life off the coast - many visitors see seals, dolphins, whales, and more.Show more
#2 - Slieve Carran Brown and Yellow Trails
Burren National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Part of the Keelhilla, Slieve Carran Nature Reserve. Follow the brown trail blazes, you will need to duck through a gate in the stone wall about 750m in. There is an additional 2km yellow trail south of the road. There is little elevation change but the terrain is moderately difficult.Show more
#3 - Lough Derg Way
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 41.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
With breathtaking scenery and fascinating heritage, this is one of Ireland's greatest lakeside long distance walks The Lough Derg Way is a spectacular linear route that stretches from Limerick City, to Killaloe/Ballina to Dromineer. The route is located along the banks of the River Shannon, the old Shannon navigational canal and the eastern shores of Lough Derg. The terrain is a mix of footpath, canal bank, riverbank, forest track, open countryside, old roadway, lanes and minor road. Show more
#4 - Kilkee Strand Line
Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 46 m
Walk along ocean strand line in Kilkee, Co Clare, Ireland Start in center of town and follow the strand towards the East end to the pier. Reverse and follow the strand line to the West End and out to Pollack a Holes. Swim there.Show more
#5 - Woodcock Hill
Ardnacrusha, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Trig pillar at the top and the views of the Shannon and Limerick city are fantastic.Show more
#6 - Ballyvaughan Wood Circular
Drumcreehy, County Clare, Ireland
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
The terrain is quite varied with parts on small roads, through woods, over turnstiles, through gates, uphill, flat and downhill. Make sure you wear decent footwear as the terrain can be difficult in places. The scenery is amazing with great views to the mountains. Do like the locals and get a whiskey at the O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar? Perhaps best after the walk, not before. Show more