About Fanore

The Caher River (the only river in the Burren to flow its entire course above ground) enters the sea here. Near the beach the site of an ancient house has been uncovered and excavated on the north bank.

The name comes from the Irish ‘Ór’ meaning sea coast and thus Fán Ór literally means ‘the declivity by the sea coast.’ A beautiful beach, noted for its edible seaweed. Some authorities hold that the name comes from Fán Óir, meaning golden slope of beach.

It is situated on the R477 to the south of Black Head and is a popular bathing place with a public recreation area. The village is quaint with a shop and a pub and further down the coast is Fitzpatricks, a general merchant and post office and O’Donoghue’s pub, which has music on Saturday nights.

The Caher River enters the sea here and the sandhills area, known as the Rabbit Warren, are to the north of the river mouth. The site of a possibly middle stone age house has been excavated on the north bank.

Behind the beach a road goes inland and up the Khyber Pass or Caher River valley. It passes a village deserted since the days of the famine.

South of Fanore rises Slieve Elva, 345m and pierced by the cave of Pollnagollum, which is more than four miles in length.

Fanore was home to Australian author Francis Stuart, who died February 2nd 2000.

Aloha Surf School

Aloha Surf School
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 87 213 3996
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GPS: 53.114467, -9.287739

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Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons and Sea Kayaking tours in the heart of the Burren. The beautiful Fanore Beach with all its space and uncrowded waves provides the ideal location for those wanting to take part in the exciting experience and adventure that is learning to surf.

Member of Burren Ecotourism who offer authentic experiences and promote the Burren Geopark as a leading sustainable visitor destination, celebrated for high standards in visitor experience, conservation & learning.

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Black Head Loop

Black Head Loop
Address:

Fanore
Co Clare

Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.118013, -9.285427

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Trailhead: Fanore Beach Car Park, Fanore, Co. Clare
Services: Fanore (1km) and Ballyvaughan (14km)
Dist/Time: 26km / 5hr-6hrs
Difficulty: Hard
Terrain: Green roads, tracks and mountain paths
To Suit: Higher than average level of fitness

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Burren Guided Walks & Hikes

Burren Guided Walks & Hikes
Address:

Old Road
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6100
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.101700, -9.296960

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A guiding service offering everything from short rambles to half and full day guided walks and hikes. Our guiding service is available all year round amid some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.

Member of Burren Ecotourism who offer authentic experiences and promote the Burren Geopark as a leading sustainable visitor destination, celebrated for high standards in visitor experience, conservation & learning.

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Caher Bridge Garden

Caher Bridge Garden
Address:

Formoyle West
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6225
E-mail: Contact Us
GPS: 53.118546, -9.250783

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delightful, award-winning garden,open throughout the year by appointment only

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Caher Valley Loop

Caher Valley Loop
Address:

Fanore
Co Clare

Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.118013, -9.285427

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Trailhead: Fanore Beach Carpark, Co. Clare
Services: Fanore, Co. Clare
Dist/Time: 14.5km/3-4hrs
Difficulty: Moderate
Terrain: Mix of minor roadways and green roads
To Suit: Medium level of fitness

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Fanore blue flag beach

Fanore blue flag beach
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

GPS: 53.123831, -9.277774

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Sandy beach

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Fanore to Ballyvaughan

Fanore to Ballyvaughan
Address:

Fanore
Co Clare

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GPS: 53.118013, -9.285427

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Trailhead: Car Park Fanore Beach
Services: Full services are available at Fanore and Ballyvaughan
Distance: 21Km
Time: 5 – 6hrs
Difficulty: Difficult to Hard
Terrain: Green roads, minor roadways, woodland tracks.
To Suit: High levels of fitness

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Vasco eco adventure

Vasco eco adventure
Address:

Coast Road
The Burren
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6020
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.101127, -9.297537

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Offers various activities & facilities

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O'Donohue's pub

O'Donohue's pub
Address:

Coast Road
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6119
GPS: 53.101766, -9.296979

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Open April-October

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Vasco Dine, Wine & Deli

Vasco Dine, Wine & Deli
Address:

Coast Road
The Burren
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6021
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.101127, -9.297537

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Open Thurs-Sun 11.30am-8pm

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Annaly House

Annaly House
Address:

Fanore/Ballyvaughan
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6154
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.103890, -9.295906

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A working farm in the Burren

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Crumlin Lodge

Crumlin Lodge
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6166
E-mail: Contact Us
GPS: 53.084657, -9.325590

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Situated at the foot of the Burren hills

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Discover Ireland

Discover Ireland
Address:

Fanore

Website: Visit Our Site

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Self catering accommodation

Donour Lodge

Donour Lodge
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6001
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.130912, -9.286902

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Open April-August

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Fanore holiday cottages

Fanore holiday cottages
Address:

Fanore

Phone: +353 65 707 6164
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Self catering accommodation

Holiday Homes of Ireland

Holiday Homes of Ireland
Address:

Fanore

Phone: +353 87 241 0959
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Self catering accommodation

Imagine Ireland

Imagine Ireland
Address:

Fanore

Phone: '+353 65 689 1106
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Self catering accommodation

Mc Cormack's Caravan & Camping park

Mc Cormack's Caravan & Camping park
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6115
GPS: 53.123879, -9.281135

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Sandy beaches, fishing close by

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Orchid House

Orchid House
Address:

Dereen
Craggagh
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +35365 707 6975
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.093808, -9.306069

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Open all year

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Rockyview Farmhouse

Rockyview Farmhouse
Address:

Coast Road
Fanore, Ballyvaughan
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6103
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.130255, -9.276962

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Noel and Ita Walsh welcome to Rockyview B&B. There are 5 en-suite bedrooms, a guest lounge/conservatory where one can read, relax with many books and maps on the area, and have your meals at leisure.

Member of Burren Ecotourism who offer authentic experiences and promote the Burren Geopark as a leading sustainable visitor destination, celebrated for high standards in visitor experience, conservation & learning.

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Seacoast Lodge

Seacoast Lodge
Address:

Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6250
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.100783, -9.297605

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Open from April-October

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Peregringo

Peregringo
Address:

Fanore
Co Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6980
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.130807, -9.278871

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Our studio is open to visitors. We make wooden hand painted boxes, tempera and acrylics paintings, lithographs and celtic designs, book covers and illustrations

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Post office

Post office
Address:

Craggagh
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6131
GPS: 53.101342, -9.297349

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Saint Patrick's Church

Saint Patrick's Church
Address:

Murrough
Fanore
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 7045
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.124574, -9.274880

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For mass time, please go to the website

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Vasco Eco Adventure

Vasco Eco Adventure
Address:

Coast Road
The Burren
Fanore
Co Clare

Phone: +353 65 707 6020
Website: Visit Our Site
GPS: 53.101127, -9.297537

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Bicycle repairs

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