10 Things to Do in Kilkee That You Shouldn't Miss

January 15, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Kilkee (Irish: Cill Chaoi, meaning "Church of Chaoineadh Ita – lamentation for Ita") is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. It is in the parish of Kilkee, formerly Kilfearagh. Kilkee is midway between Kilrush and Doonbeg on the N67 road. The town is popular as a seaside resort. The horseshoe bay is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by the Duggerna Reef.
Restaurants in Kilkee

1. Kilkee Cliff Walk

West End, Kilkee, Ireland
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5 based on 333 reviews

Kilkee Cliff Walk

Reviewed By Vanja A

Been to kilkee 3 times so far. Town, beach, views, houses, cliff walk....all of it out of this world. Kilkee is stunning little place where heaven meets the earth on a sunny day. Loved Seating on a soft puffy grass and observing the ocean and waves...serene and stress free....ahhhhh...amazing. you can rest and relax and feel free there. Reading or taking a stroll on the beach as well soooo relaxing.

Carrigaholt, Ireland
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5 based on 183 reviews

Dolphinwatch

Dolphin Watching & Wildlife Eco-Adventure Watch and learn about Ireland’s resident group of bottlenose dolphins on this guided boat trip into the Mouth of the Shannon. With approximately 200 individuals in this group, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world. Every trip is different in this dynamic environment! You might meet a grey seal emerging from a cave, spot a herd of wild goats on a hillside, learn about the many species of nesting seabirds, and delight in the stunning cliffs and caves of the Loop Head Peninsula and the coast of North Kerry.

Reviewed By emuslushy - London, United Kingdom

This was an amazing experience.
The whole trip is designed to be as eco and dolphin friendly as possible.
Of course there is no guarantee, but the team used their knowledge to locate the first dolphin within 10 minutes of leaving port. They were riding the bow waves of a departing tanker.
We then managed to track a group for 20 - 30 minutes. These individuals showed no sign of distress, but I was mightily impressed when the captain announced we would be leaving them to their business and that we would try and locate another pod. Exactly the right balance between human and dolphin interaction.
We did manage to locate some more dolphins and again tracked these.
The whole trip lasted just over 2 hours and it was brilliant. There was plenty of information provided by the team, especially during the "quiet" times where no dolphins were around. They were very happy to answer any questions about the dolphins and also provided information about local seabirds and the rock formations.
There was the opportunity to purchase some drinks on board, these were all "eco friendly" options.
The team ensured that everyone rotated positions at the front of the boat, so we could all get good looks at the dolphins out front. As this was done in the right way and dolphins were also off the side of the boat, it wasn't a problem.
An amazing experience and I wouldn't hesitate to do again if I was in the area.

3. Scattery Island

Kilrush Marina Merchants Quay | Shannon Estuary, Kilrush, Ireland
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5 based on 114 reviews

Scattery Island

Reviewed By furrglen - Limerick, Ireland

Well worth a visit. Short boat trip from Kilrush Marina with a very friendly Ferry company staff. When you reach the island after a 5 Minute boat trip you have an excellent Guide to tell you about the Islands history which is 1000 years.

4. Nevsail Water Sports

Strand Line, Kilkee, Ireland
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5 based on 107 reviews

Nevsail Water Sports

Reviewed By Ponner - Dublin, Ireland

Had a great time stand-up paddle boarding in Kilkee with my teenage son. We rented all the equipment needed and were given a full run through on how to use and enjoy it.
Prices were very cheap and I would recommend the company to anyone considering attempting any of the facilities they have to offer.

5. Ladies Beach

Ballybunion, Ireland
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Ladies Beach

Reviewed By LBJDublin - Dublin

Beautiful beach with seaweed baths and a cafe.No rocks or stones,just sand. Go for the cliff walk to the neighbouring mens beach.Both sexes welcome on both Beaches nowadays.

6. Bridges of Ross

Wild Atlantic Way, Kilkee, Ireland
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Bridges of Ross

Reviewed By maryfort c - Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

We started going to this site some years ago, when there were three Bridges. Unfortunately a fierce Atlantic storm wiped out one bridge, but the area is still magnificent. If you want spectacular scenery and the humbling experience of meeting nature as a powerful force, be sure to go here. It is close to the light house, so combining the two visits makes sense.

7. The Pollock Holes

Duggerna Reef, Kilkee, Ireland +353 87 235 6260
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5 based on 65 reviews

The Pollock Holes

Reviewed By sonyamsonyamsonyam - Dublin, Ireland

These three Pollock holes are located at the West-end of Kilkee, just before you take your cliff walk! They are one of Nature's gifts!.. The first Pollock hole is the most shallow, therefore suitable for Children (who can swim!). The two Pollock holes further out on the Duggerna-Reef are more suitable for adults. The water was freezing in May, recommend a wet-suit! Closer to the town (on your right hand side of the road, look out for the diving boards, which are really popular with teenagers (all wearing wet suits! Haha! unlike this old fool).
I also noticed people walking out to dive (sub-aqua) off the rocks, they told me that the water is very clear and makes for a wonderful experience!

8. Kilbaha Lighthouse

Loophead Peninsula, Kilkee, Ireland +353 65 905 6112
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Kilbaha Lighthouse

Reviewed By sonyamsonyamsonyam - Dublin, Ireland

If you are driving the loophead peninsula, it will end at the Loophead lighthouse... A tour is worth the effort, as the views from the top are very beautiful. The lighthouse is no longer manned ie. human occupancy, however, I think that people can rent this amazingly remote structure, think peace and quiet!

9. Around The Loop

Kilkee, Ireland +353 87 960 2047
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5 based on 29 reviews

Around The Loop

Around The Loop is a local and family operated business located in the spectacular West Clare peninsula in Ireland, that was awarded European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) in 2010. We are positioned in the middle of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, right where the Shannon river meets the Atlantic Ocean, and just around 45 minutes from Shannon airport. A place where imagination knows no limits. Around The Loop provides scenic tours, airport transfers, golf tours along the west coast of Ireland in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. Scenic day trips or extended trips can be accommodated. Our small and personal tours are ideal for anybody who would like an exceptional day out. Around the Loop takes you to, and collects you from all the local attractions, such as the Loop Head light house, walking tours, dolphin and whale-watching trips, home baking classes, farm tours, golfing activities, campsites and cycling tours or golf tours. Transfer and shuttle service from Shannon, Dublin Cork and Kerry airports. Around The Loop, taking you where you want to go

Reviewed By NHjo - Rye, New Hampshire

Well, I braved those narrow Irish cow-path roads to do the Loop, but it was well worth it. I love looking at the cattle and the sheep on the farms, the tiny villages, not to mention the gorgeous seascapes. It was another of the thousands of beautiful scenic sights of Ireland!

10. Kilkee Golf Club

Kilkee, Ireland +353 65 905 6048
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Kilkee Golf Club

Reviewed By Carrigaholt - Ireland

This 18 hole course is really nice. We paid €25 for a round which when compared with its neighbours is great value. The course is a good test of golf but as a holiday course it is not too difficult. I will certainly play it again.

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