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Killimer, West Clare.


Killimer is the gateway to County Clare for those travelling north along the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the busiest domestic ferry service in Ireland. Nestled in a sheltered cove on the northern bank of the Shannon Estuary, the small village is situated close to the large town of Kilrush and is just a few kilometres from Ireland’s largest electricity generation station at Moneypoint.

The village is synonymous with a car ferry that provides a key link to Clare along the Wild Atlantic Way from Kerry and Limerick. Shannon Ferries operates the two ferries, the Shannon Dolphin and the Shannon Breeze.

The ferry service also is a key component of the Shannon Estuary Way, a spectacular and unspoiled riverside loop drive around Ireland’s deepest watercourse. The 207 km-long loop winds its way through stunning and changing landscapes and river vistas, and through the gateway towns of Limerick, Ennis, Bunratty, Listowel and nearby Kilrush where the mighty River Shannon meets the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Killimer is located just 7 kilometres from Kilrush, home to popular visitor attractions such as the West Coast Aqua Park, Vandeleur Walled Gardens, Cappa Blue-Flag Beach and Kilrush Marina with its daily boat trips to Scattery Island.