- Ennistymon may be reached directly from Ennis by the N85 road through Inagh. The town, on the River Cullenagh, is a noted fishing centre. The river at this point passes over the famous falls. Ennistymon, now a small market town, grew up around an O'Brien castle, build in 1588. The poet, Brian Merriman, was born here in 1749. Its Catholic parish church, built in 1853, deserves inspection. The remains of an earlier church in the graveyard date from 1778. Its site is that of St. Mainchin's Church (580) which has disappeared. The town is remarkable for its shopfronts, which according to a commentator, "provide a rare panorama of contrasting colours and a lively rhythm of shapes and planes of truly human scale." There is a very pleasant riverside walk in the village.
- Lahinch (Leacht Ui Chonchuir - O'Connor's Grave), formeraly know as Leath Inse, or peninsula, from its water-boung location its present Irish name derives from a prominent member of the O'Connor clan whe is buried here. Lahinch, some 3 km west of Ennistymon is a very popular holiday resort, noted for its bathing beach and even more famous for its championship links and 18 hole golf course.
- Liscannor (Lios Ceannuir - Ceannur's Fort), on the far side of Liscannor Bay, 5 km north west of Lahinch. It is a smal fishing village. Kilmacreehy, or St. Macreehy's Church, 1.5 km east of Liscannor, is a medieval parish church, with nave and chancel. It was built in the early 12th century, on the site of a famous school founded by St. Macreehy in the 6th century. The castle ruin in the village, built by the O'Connors, became an O'Brien stronghold and was occupied by Sir. Turlough O'Brien during the threatened invasion at the time of the Spanish Armada.
- Cliffs of Moher (Ailltreacha Mothair), are majestic cliffs, among the most magnificent stretches of cliff scenery in these islands, front the Atlantic to the height of nearly 200 m and extend for a distance of 8 km from Hag's Head due west of Liscannor to a point beyond O'Brien's Tower. They take their name from a ruined promontory fort, Mothar, which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a sign tower.
- Hag's Head promontory, on the road from Liscannor is visible in the distance but can only be reached by foot. The old lady who gave her name to the point is said to have been Mal of Malbay. The attribution was helped by the large rock formation on the point which bears some resemblance to a seated woman looking out to sea.
- O'Brien's Tower was built in 1835 by the altruist, Sir Cornelius O'Brien, M.P. as an observation point for "strangers visiting the Magnificent Scenery of this neighbourhood". The tower marks the highest point (200 m) of the cliff range and gives the best and most comprehensive view of cliff and ocean.
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