One of the world’s most reputable travel guidebook publishers Frommer’s has recommended County Clare as one of the ‘Best Places to Go’ in 2018.
The Frommer’s team of editors and writers selects locations they believe will be the best holiday destinations for the year ahead. Citing Star Wars: The Last Jedi as one of the calling cards leading to the inclusion of Clare on the list, it stated, “The rugged western coast of Ireland isn’t just one of the best places to go in the world; it’s among the best in the galaxy”.
“It is fantastic to see Co Clare listed in the esteemed Frommer’s ‘Best Places to Go’ list for 2018,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.
“This well-deserved accolade will no doubt encourage travellers around the world to consider a visit to Clare next year.
“It also provides another hook for Tourism Ireland to continue to highlight County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way as an outstanding and unique holiday destination.”
In the feature article Frommer’s says, “County Clare is used to attention; tourists have been flocking to its majestic Cliffs of Moher and the eerie, stony plain known as the Burren for generations.”
Loop Head Peninsula is highlighted as being the place to “walk in the footsteps of Skywalker and company”.
The travel publication added that “you don’t have to look hard to find IMAX-worthy scenery at this wild, watery spot, from crescent-shaped Kilkee Beach at one end to the stately lighthouse topping the seaside bluffs at the other”.