The quaint seaside town of Kilkee (Pop; 1,325, 2006) is situated on the Atlantic coast of the Loop Peninsula in west Clare and has been a popular destination for holidaymakers since the Victorian era of the 1800s.
Below please find Road Distance Chart.
Its name originates from the gaelic "Cill Caoidhe" or Caoidhe's Church and there is a holy well opposite Bishop's Island which commemorates this rather obscure man's legacy to the community. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with stunning land and seascape views it is not suprising that it still ranks highly with visitors who are attracted by the tranquil setting and the amount of amenities that are available locally.
Breathtaking views from the cliff walks, a pristine sandy beach and first class hospitality make this town a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Add in a superb links golf course which touches the wild Atlantic and every family member is catered to very nicely in this beautiful part of the country.
There is plenty in the way of accommodation and something to suit all budgets from hotels, B and Bs, and self catering cottages, great deals can be snapped up at almost any time of the year so why not check it out now by using the search box below
The resort has 4 main streets these are O'Connell Street, Circular Road, O'Curry Street and the Strand Line while each side of the bay is named for the compass points of West End and East End.
Restaurants and Pubs
Though the town is a compact resort there are many fine restaurants and pubs in which to sample the local cuisine. When the weather allows there is fresh seafood available with many menus offering the 'catch of the day' brought in by the local fishermen. Consisting of whitefish like cod and haddock and a variety of shellfish including lobster and the delicious locally produced oysters and mussels there's more than enough to satisfy even the most healthy of appetites.
Need an ATM?
There are several cash machines in the town as well as the Bank of Ireland and for those who need to transfer money quickly well then the Post Office has the facility to handle that by way of Western Union. Check the locations and contact details for services here.
Diving and Shipwrecks
Famous underwater explorer the late Jacques Cousteau once stated that there was no better diving anywhere in Europe than at Kilkee and being an Atlantic town there have been many shipwrecks nearby and Intrinsic Bay named for the Intrinsic a ship out of Liverpool which came to grief under the cliffs with the loss of 14 souls in January 1836 is just one site that has been mapped by the local diving club.
The sea holds center stage here and there are plenty of water related activities including, scuba diving, sea angling, beach casting, and snorkeling. Other interests are golf, walking, and pony trekking.
See selected distances from Kilkee below.
Distance from Kilkee Co Clare to:
|Cliffs Of Moher||57.13||35.50||1hr:02m|
|Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port||301.11||187.10||3hr:36m|
|Galway City (Eyre Square)||125.21||77.80||1hr:53m|
|Limerick City (O'Connell Street)||91.41||56.80||1hr:20m|
|Rosslare Ferry Port||286.79||178.20||4hr:14m|
|Shannon Ferries Kilimer||19.79||12.30||0hr:18m|
|The Burren National Pk (Carran)||70.65||43.90||1hr:24m|