Clare from Samuel Lewis' Topographical
Directory of Ireland 1837
is a county on the west coast, it's area
amounts to 3,188 sq. Km (1,231 sq mi)
The name comes from the Irish An Clar (the plain) It is situated
in the province of Munster
and is surrounded by the sea on three sides. It is bounded on the
west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Shannon estuary,
and to the north by Galway Bay.
The River Shannon and Lough
Derg separate it from Limerick and Tipperary in the east. The county
has become known as the banner county because it has produced more
than its fair share of politicians..
very beautiful and attracts a large number of tourists. Its major
towns are Ennis, Shannon, Kilrush, Newmarket on Fergus and Kilkee.
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