Clarecastle village, situated by the River Fergus has many notable attractions. From a historical and visitor’s point of view, there are two fine 12th Century Abbeys, Clare Abbey and Killone, an ancient Church at Killoo, a fine Norman Castle and British Army complex and St John’s Well – a pilgrimage place for over 1000 years.
The river, quays and estuary provide a delight for the fisherman and nature lover, with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Ballybeg Woods and its developed walking trails is a much-loved and used amenity.
An enviable GAA complex, Peoples Park, new primary school, Daycare Centre, new playground, community garden and thriving village market are testaments to a proud community’s capacity to continuously improve life for its residents. Community spirit is best epitomised by a resurgent Tidy Towns committee and almost 50 voluntary community organisations.
Clarecastle can be characterised by its strong volunteerism culture and sense of togetherness.