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Dolphin & Whale Watch

The Shannon Estuary, flowing out to the Atlantic, is home to Europe's largest population of bottle-nosed dolphins. Dolphin Watch boats, departing from both Kilrush and Carrigaholt in West Clare, run regularly throughout the Summer months. These tours provide an invaluable insight into these loveable mammals and their home environment. In Autumn, Minke Whales can be spotted off Loop Head in West Clare and bird watchers too enjoy spotting a wide variety of birdlife as they fly in towards Irish shores.