Kilrush is the primary business town for the West Clare Peninsula and is one of Irelands designated Heritage Towns. Situated at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary, Kilrush is part of one of the premier tourism routes along the West Coast and is famed for its diversity and quality of life. Kilrush is unique in that it is also a maritime town with a strong maritime tradition. Located at the heart of one of Ireland's special interest marine tourism areas, makes Kilrush a perfect tourism destination for both the specialist and general visitor alike. This is best evidenced by the range of Ecology and Wildlife in the area.
The 100 plus school of bottlenose dolphins on the Shannon Estuary to the common and migratory seabirds on the nearby Loop Head peninsula. The quality of the environment is independently verified by Blue Flag status awarded to different locations such as Kilrush, Cappa and other areas in West Clare.
The West Clare Peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic and Shannon Estuary on three sides. Kilrush and its hinterland offers visitors a friendly welcome, a range of activities and scenery, industrial and marine opportunities and a pleasant location to experience and perhaps live in.
Kilrush Marina situated in Co Clare, on Irelands unspoilt west coast, offers a unique blend of facilities and attractions to satisfy even the most discerning visitor. The marina lies in the tranquil waters of a sheltered harbour, making it a safe haven for boat owners.
The Marina’s strategic location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the splendid waters of the 50 mile long Shannon Estuary, with its many picturesque riverside towns and villages. It also gives access to the vast inland waterway system of the majestic Shannon with its lakes and canals.
Kilrush Marina is perfectly located for exploring the exciting west coast. With its dramatic scenery and enticing anchorages. The personal touch begins at the Kilrush Marina lock gates , where you will receive a warm welcome from the marinas experienced staff, who will guide you to your berth, and look after you during your stay.
Kelly's Bar and Restaurant awarded Premier Dining Pub of the Year 2003 for Best Bar Food 3 years running by the Dining Pub Guide.
Located in the commercial centre of Kilrush Heritage and Maritime Town.
Open 7 days a week all year round.
Lunches served from 11.30am -6pm
Dinners served from 6pm-9.30pm
Substantial wine list available.
You'll find our bar and restaurant inviting with its dark wood, stain glass and walls decorated with pictures and memorabilia from the past.
Warm yourself by our fires as you enjoy a variety of fresh home cooked meals. Our seafood, meats and vegetables are locally supplied.
Sheppard's pie, fillet and sirloin steaks, crab claws, prawns, Atlantic salmon and more are just a sample of some of the food we offer on our extensive menu. Vegetarian meals are available on request. We have daily lunch and dinner specials.
This tastefully refurbished Hotel offers quality, comfort and fine food with an excellent tradition of personal service. Halpins Hotel enjoys an excellent reputation for its food in this picturesque Victorian resort village which has frequently been awarded the "Blue Flag" by the European Union in recognition of its beautifull clean beach.