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Loop Head s a headland on the north side of the mouth of the River Shannon, in West Clare.

Loop Head is marked by a prominent lighthouse. The opposite headland on the south side of the Shannon is Kerry Head. 

Loop Head peninsula, has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other, with barely a mile of land saving it from island status.

In 2010, the Loop Head peninsula was awarded a European Destinations of Excellence Award.

Part of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed at Loop Head.

The head has a giant “Eire” sign leftover from World War 2 during The Emergency in Ireland.

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