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Kilrush Travel guide
Kilrush : Michelin's recommendations
The second largest town in the county, Kilrush, located on the north bank of the Shannon Estuary, is also the main trading centre of southwest County Clare. Lively horse fairs are held in the main square. In the 19C, the region was a holiday destination for the inhabitants of Limerick. In summer, families of bottle-nosed dolphins can be seen frolicking in the estuary.
Tourist attractions Kilrush : Things to see and do
Henry St. IRL - Kilrush
This covered market dates back to 1808 and houses an exhibition on the Vandeleur family, who were members of the local nobility. It details the role they played from the creation of Kilrush in the 18C until the evictions of 1888, as well as during th..
Killimer Rd. IRL - Kilrush
The Vandeleur family's beautiful woodland estate (168ha) still remains. However, the family mansion (1803) was destroyed by fire in 1897. The stables and the old walled garden are currently being restored.
Merchant's Quay IRL - Kilrush
Scattery Island Visitor Centre can provide information regarding the island's history and fauna.