Fanore

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Fanore
Fánóir
Village
Western coastline of The Burren from Dereen West - geograph.org.uk - 65170.jpg
Fanore is located in Ireland
Fanore
Fanore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°07′N 09°17′W / 53.117°N 9.283°W / 53.117; -9.283Coordinates: 53°07′N 09°17′W / 53.117°N 9.283°W / 53.117; -9.283
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R066965

Fanore (Irish: Fánóir, Fán Óir, meaning "the golden slope") is a small village in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland.[1] The area was officially classified as part of the West Clare Gaeltacht; an Irish-speaking community; until 1956.

Geography[edit]

The beach at Fanore at low tide with limestone exposed. Aran Islands in the background, right.

Location[edit]

Lying on the road between Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Fanore has an extensive sandy beach and sand dunes (known as the "Rabbit Warren") around the mouth of the Caher River.[2]:31

History[edit]

Remains of a Mesolithic dwelling have been found on the north bank of the river.[2]:31

Economy[edit]

The village is very popular with walkers, surfers, tourists and is particularly interesting to botanists, owing to its location on the edge of the Burren – renowned for its unique flora and fauna.[3] It has a pub, a post office/shop, and a restaurant, as well as a surfing school near the beach.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route "350" links Fanore to several locations: Ennis, Ennistymon, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kinvara and Galway. There are a number of journeys each way daily. Onward rail and bus connections are available at Ennis and Galway.

Popular culture[edit]

Fanore has appeared many times on Irish television: in particular, the Father Ted series often featured scenes filmed in Fanore and its surrounding villages.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Roche, D. The Clare Guide - Official Irish Tourist Board Guide. Bord Failte. 
  3. ^ "Fanore". Blue Flag. Retrieved 16 March 2015.