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Flaggy Shore, County Clare: Address, Flaggy Shore Reviews: 4.5/5

Flaggy Shore
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Trish R
3 contributions
Beautiful scenic walk
Sep 2020 • Friends
Stunning views, beautiful wild flowers, lovely easy path to walk around the block. The little cottages along the country road are so interesting and each one different and unique. A fab little country veg stall along the way also. We all agreed we would make a return trip before long.
Written September 6, 2020
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COTTONEYEDDJ
County Cork, Ireland1,672 contributions
Lovely walk
Aug 2020 • Couples
If you are In Ballyvaughan.Its worth giving a trip out to Flaggy Shore.It was quite and so peaceful.Its not a sandy beach it’s a stoney area.This beautiful place inspired Seamus Heaney to write the poem Flaggy Shore
Written September 1, 2020
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Minniemary
West of Ireland12 contributions
Easy walk in stunning landscape
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a lovely easy walk along Seamus Heaney’s flaggy shore overlooking Galway Bay with the Burren on the other side. We walked from the car park at the beach to the Martello tower - about 1 and half hours return. There’s a fab little ice cream parlour just over half way - definitely worth a stop. We did this in August but are planning to revisit in the winter to see it in a different light. Definitely worth the visit.
Written August 8, 2020
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PaschG
Galway, Ireland89 contributions
Hidden Gem
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing coastal walk with views across to Galway Bay. Flat tarmac surface suitable for bikes and strollers. Just be careful of the many cars which you dont expect as it looks like a pathway for pedestrians only.

When the tide is out stroll along the beach and spot some jellyfish, coastal birds and sea life in the rock pools.

Highly recommended coastal talk.
Written August 3, 2020
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JohnD
Kilmacthomas, Ireland156 contributions
Day trip to the Flaggy Shore
Jul 2020
Unexpectedly nice sea front; not much in the way of beach but nice views, a good walk along the coast and a little café at the end. Would have been nice to have had enough time to reach the Martello Tower at the end of the promontory.
Written July 16, 2020
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Dana M
Prague31 contributions
Poetic place
Sep 2019
We followed the Postscript poem and visited Flaggy Shore in September. We didn't expect the same as in the poem, because it is usually something unique what the poet can experience. But this place is really poetic! The first impression was: " there are really the swans with heads in the water!", and the light and strong wind and a beautifull view to Burren hills - it makes this place special. You have to try it and you will feel it.It is hard to describe, Mr Heaney already did it much better
Written September 12, 2019
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porterIreland
Dublin, Ireland652 contributions
Bucket List
Sep 2019 • Couples
If the Flaggy Shore in the Burren is not on your Bucket List it should be! Visited here today and it’s an amazing place. It’s not just the limestone shore jutting into the sea with all its fossils and strange formations, it’s when you look around and see the breadth of Galway Bay and the barren slopes of the northern Burren hills. It is no wonder that our Irish Nobel Laureate wrote so beguilingly of it “and sometime make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore...” Postscript by Seamus Heaney.
Written September 9, 2019
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dzjs60
Blessington, Ireland34 contributions
Nice walk
Aug 2019 • Family
Nice walk, great ice cream in cafe btw... recommend the chocolate and mint, made locally in the barn
Written August 16, 2019
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Don C
Greater London, UK47 contributions
Short visit on a lovely day
Jul 2019
A lovely peaceful place, went for a walk along the sea shore. Great views, blue sea, some large jellyfish, lots of birds but it could different in bad weather. Went to Linnane's for lunch - good sea food but not outstanding.
Written July 27, 2019
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Helen W
Manchester, UK25 contributions
Great Walking with Fabulous Scenery.
Jun 2019
This is a great place to stop & start a walk on a small medium or greater scale. We also found safe parking & set off on the level following along the colourful waters edge on The Flaggy Shore - which it is indeed. The Burren scenery beyond the water is stunning. You can also turn in land at the end and do the circular walk or slip into the Tourist Info Point & Cafe at the end and come back. The views either way are well worth it. We need to go back and do more.
Written June 21, 2019
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