Tourist Attractions in County Clare

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    Durty Nelly's is ok, but don't go out of your way

    by donpaul77 Updated Mar 24, 2008

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    Durty Nelly's Pub may be the most famous Irish pub outside of Dublin, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. While it is well located next to Bunratty castle, and is hundred's of years old, it's not really a great place to hang out, especially if you are seeking the Irish pub experience.

    The problem is that it can be really busy and mostly filled with tourist. Nothing against tourists, of course, but it detracts from that idyllic Irish pub ambiance that is so special.

    Unique Suggestions: Don't get me wrong, it's an interesting enough pub, and if you are at Bunratty castle, you should drop in, just to see the old parts of the structure. On a nice day, you could take your pint outside.

    Fun Alternatives: Mac's Pub in the folk park is actually a nicer pub, though still touristy. You may just go exploring a bit, and you are sure to find a cool, quiet pub.

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    Aillwee Cave

    by globetrott Updated Sep 20, 2005

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    Aillwee Cave is a tourist-trap in my personal opinion - they make a lot of advertisment and all over Ireland you may get their brochures and when you are finally there, you just may walk inside a cave and see places, where obviously bears hibernated a long time ago. And around that simple fact they constructed a gigantic program, light-effects in the cave etc.
    Under all of the Burren there are several caves, BUT Aillwee Cave is the only one that you may enter :
    Aillwee Cave is open for visitors daily
    all year long after 09.30a.m.
    entrance-fee is 10 Euros / children : 5 Euros !
    see their web-page :

    Unique Suggestions: Aillwee Cave is a good place to have a rest, use the toilette, park your car on a large parking, cook a meal inside your motorhome or go to the tea-room of the cave...

    Fun Alternatives: Hike as much as possible through the beautiful and interesting Burren - BUT Aillwee Cave DOES NOT show at any place, what the Burren looks like 1-2 meters beneath the surface - THAT would really be interesting to see with all the small gorges and gaps, where the different exotic plants start to grow out...
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    On my picture : a giant truck from Germany took the 2 precious vintage-cars from the Mercedes-museum in Sinsheim to the Burren and 5 people were busy a full day at the beach with the preparations for the Photo-shooting, and the result was just 1 page in the Mercedes-Calender...

    Photo-shooting in the Burren the giant truck from Germany
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