A hive of Irish culture and history, Clare has long attracted visitors with the perfect combination of renowned cultural events and inspiring surrounds. Home to incredible natural heritage sites such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, along with more than 150 festivals each year, Clare positively brims with the arts.
Clare is known as the spiritual home of Irish traditional music, enjoying a lengthy and celebrated association with the genre. Sensational singer/songwriter and musician Sharon Shannon claims Clare origins, as does cutting-edge fiddler Martin Hayes and legendary tin whistler Micho Russell. The county has even produced a Grammy nominee; singer Maura O’Connell was born in the beautiful coastal enclave of Ennis.
Clare is known as the spiritual home of Irish traditional music, enjoying a lengthy and celebrated association with the genre.
The outstanding creative and cultural attributes of County Clare inform and shape its unique Creative Ireland County Strategy, with funding set aside for initiatives such as the Sparks Film Festival at Scariff Library and the student-led creation of a community mural on the wall of Tulla Old Boys School. These are just some of the highlights putting Clare’s libraries, museums, archives, heritage sites, arts and enterprises at the heart of its future growth.
Please note this is a first edition proof version only. The final strategy will be updated shortly.
To find out more read the County Clare Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022