Places to stay
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  • Sea Fishing

  • There are two angling boats available from the pier in Kilbaha
  • Full day charters or 2 hour evening trips can be arranged
  • The boat is owned and skippered by local fisherman Michael Fennell who has 25 years experience in commercial fishing and angling
  • The M.V Deva is licensed to carry 12 anglers with a full range of modern fish finding and safety gear
  • The M.V Seka is the other angling vessel
  • Gerry Norton the skipper has over 20 years experience
  • Explore and discover the delights of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean and the Shannon Estuary
  • During August and September, Gerry offers shark fishing for the Blue shark.
  • View Site
  • From Carrigaholt pier, Luke Aston is the skipper of the Clare Dragoon.

  • Gerry Norton
    Phone: Tel: 00353 (0)65 - 6821457
    Mob: 00353 (0)87 - 2502546
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    Michael Fennell
    Phone: Tel: 00353 659085174
    Mob:00353 876974624
    Web: Click Here

    Luke Aston
    Mob: 00353 876367544
    Web: Click Here

    There are fishing grounds located half way between Anvil Farm Guesthouse and The Bridges of Ross. During the summer season, it is a popular spot for mackerel and pollock fishing. Please be respectful of the environment and the local people. Please do not litter the area, as access is dependant on the goodwill of local landowners.

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    If there is one thing that truly puts the heart and soul into the village of Kilbaha, it’s the sound of children laughing and playing on the newly built, marine themed playground. Its stunning seafront location, overlooking the bay and yet safely tucked in from the road, was due entirely to the generosity of the local Haeir family, who kindly donated the picturesque site on which it was built; ensuring the happiness of children from and visiting the area, for many years to come. The idea of a playground came from a group of local parents in Kilbaha, who saw the need for a fun, communal area for the children to use. They formed a committee and worked diligently to fundraise, get planning and see the build through to the end. Colourful, bright, attractive and keeping in theme with its aquatic surroundings, the playground has been a real hit with the kids. It has also become a really social spot for parents to chat, neighbours to meet and visitors to the area, to mix with the friendly locals. The playground has swings, slides, a round-a-bout, a see-saw and many other elements which cater for younger to older children
    The playground project became a success with the kind and generous donations from people and businesses in the local area and afar. A special thank you to the Haeir family for their donation of the beautiful site on which it sits. Special thanks is also given to Leader and Clare County Council for all their hard work and financial support to make this project a huge success. FUNDING: Anyone who would like to pledge support to Kilbaha playground, can donate by purchasing a brick in the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme for 50 Euro. You then have the lovely opportunity to have your name or that of your family / children (or your business) engraved on the brick, to be read and enjoyed by the many people who will visit the playground for years to come.


    Memorial Park

    Grave of the Yellow Men: This memorial park was created to honour the nine Frenchmen who were drowned off Kilclogher. The men were believed to have been drowned or smashed against the rocks. In July 2010 the local community erected the memorial park.
    Five Pilots Memorial: This memorial park commemorates a tragedy that took place in December 1842. Five men lost their lives when they were offering pilotage to a vessel called the ‘Superb’ which was entering the Shannon during a storm. Their canoes were overturned by high waves and the men tragically lost their lives. A ballad also commemorates these lost lives.
    Ionad Cois Cuain Memorial Garden: This garden shows the different themes that were prominent at the time. Religion, fishing, farming, the Irish language, emigration and sport. Each window repersents a theme. One can find a short account on the Fenian Rising. The old fireplace repersents the style of fireplace found in old cottages. The statue of Diarmuid and Grainne is a symbol describing the love affair between the two. This story comes from the sea stack located back at Loop Head, also known as Lover’s Leap.

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