Clare Attractions on RTE

RTE’s Today Show  featured County Clare with a special programme from Vandeleur Walled Garden & Visitor Centre and Scattery Island.

Organised in conjunction with the Tourism Department of Clare County Council and the Clare tourism industry, the outside broadcast also profiled Burren Geopark food producers and hosted performances from local musicians. 

The programme, presented by Maura Derrane and Daithi O’Sé, featured Scattery Island, the site of an early Christian settlement founded by St Senan in the sixth century. Michele O’Dea from OPW, which manages the island, spoke about the recently completed refurbishment of the Street, a row of settlements that were once inhabited by the families of the Kilbaha river pilots on the Shannon Estuary.

Representatives of the local community and tourism sector were at the Vandeleur Walled Garden & Visitor Centre in Kilrush for a segment that profiled the extensive restoration works that have been underway since 2021. A new interpretative museum will open at the popular visitor attraction later this month.