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Western coastline of The Burren from Dereen West - - 65170.jpg
Fanore is located in Ireland
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]

Lying on the road between Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Fanore has an extensive sandy beach. 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.[2] It has a pub, a post office/shop, and a restaurant, as well as a surfing school near the beach.

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


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.

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  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fanore". Blue Flag. Retrieved 16 March 2015.