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Co Clare is a ‘Best Place to Go’ in 2018

Clare’s spectacular coastline as seen from Derreen, Fanore – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

The Banner county has been named one of the ‘Best Places to Go’ in 2018 by one of the world’s most reputable travel guidebooks, Frommer’s. The Frommer’s team of editors and writers chooses locations they believe are the best holiday destinations for the year ahead. They cited Star Wars: The Last Jedi as one of…

The Islands of Ireland: Scattery Island off Kilrush Co Clare

Scattery Island round tower and Teampall Naomh Mhuire Picture: Dan MacCarthy

Scattery Island round tower and Teampall Naomh Mhuire, off Kilrush Co Clare has been uninhabited since 1978 but was previously home to a monastic settlement for 600 years, writes Dan MacCarthy. Its name sounds like a cry of a forlorn hunter, or perhaps some kind of military ordnance, but Scattery Island or Inis Cathaig, in…

Scattery Island wins EDEN award

Scattery Island Tour Group

Scattery Island has been honoured as the Irish winner of the 2017 EDEN (European Destination of Excellence) Award, recognising it as the destination in Ireland which has best used its local tangible cultural assets to grow visitor numbers. The EDEN award was officially presented today (Tuesday) by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport,…

Little Scattery Island scoops big EU sustainable tourism award

Scattery Island. Photo: Fáilte Ireland

A tiny island secreting away 1,400 years of built heritage is the Irish winner of the prestigious 2017 EDEN Awards. Scattery Island in Co. Clare was recognised as the Irish destination which has best used its local tangible cultural assets to grow visitor numbers. Uninhabited since 1979, the island – also known as Inish Cathaigh…