at Dromoland Castle
Loop Head is a slender finger of land pointing out to sea from the most westerly point of County Clare on Ireland’s Atlantic coast. With the ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other, this tiny peninsula would be an island but for a meager mile of land connecting it to the rest of Clare. Despite its isolation, its people are far from insular, having spent hundreds of years welcoming strangers by water. In 2010, Loop Head became a European Destination of Excellence in aquatic tourism. It’s also right in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way which constitutes 2,500 kilometers of the finest coastal scenery in Ireland. Loop Head epitomises what the Wild Atlantic Way is about: panoramic cliff views, abundant local seafood, your choice of aquatic activities, and plenty of quiet beauty spots where you can pause and wonder at this unforgettable part of the world.