Kilfenora is a historic village located near the sea on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare.
Since medieval times when it was the episcopal see of the Bishop of Kilfenora, it has been known as the “City of the Crosses” for its five (once seven) high crosses.
It is a gateway to the fabulous landscape of the Burren, with its limestone paving, distinctive hills and one of the most extensive cave systems in Europe.
This complex and unique environment allows plants and flowers, not normally found together in the same country, to share the same rock crevice.
Castles, iron age forts and ancient tombs are also among the treasures to be found in this unspoiled corner of Ireland.
Kilfenora is famous for its musical and dancing tradition, in particular the Kilfenora Céilí Band, founded over 100 years ago.
Much of the outdoor scenes for the TV show Father Ted (1995–98) were filmed in and around Kilfenora.
If you would like to add any information or to advertise your business, please get in touch to feature on our website and in our ‘WanderPast the Wild Atlantic Way’ guide.