Welcome to Kilkee

Welcome to the Official Website of Kilkee

Kilkee (Irish: Cill Chaoi, meaning "Church of Chaoineadh Ita - lamentation for Ita") in County Clare, Ireland along the Wild Atlantic WayIt is a small coastal town located on the rugged West coast of county Clare. The town is a particularly popular Irish seaside resort with family’s travelling from all over the country to holiday here. Kilkee and the Loop Head Peninsula also attract thousands of foreign tourists to the area annually with its breathtaking scenic walks and stunning sea cliff panoramic views as well as all the other wonderful amenities that are available in the area.The horseshoe bay is protected from the Atlantic Ocean weather by the Duggerna Reef which has in the past kept this beautiful haven safe from all the Atlantic has to offer.
We the business people of Kilkee welcome you and hope that this web site will provide you
with all the relevant information to assist you with your visit here with us to
Kilkee and The Loop Head peninsula.

Latest News from Kilkeemore news

Weekends in Kilkee

Spring Time In Kilkee

Open fires , tasty food, live music and lots of craic!! no place i'd rather be!!
So if you feel like getting away from it all why not drop down and see us , have a nice brisk walk on the beach or back on the beautiful cliffs and then maybe pop in for a pint and a bit of the tasty food served in our restaurants.

Loop Head Walking Festival - 02/05/2014 - 05/05/2014

Walking on Loop Head

Join us on the Loop Head Peninsula to walk the beautiful coastal paths and roads of Kilkee, Kilcredaun, and Loop Head.

For more details, see: http://www.loophead.ie/events/loop-head-walking-festival/

Che Do Bheatha 2014 Music and Dance Festival

The "Che Do Bheatha" Festival is in its planning stages again with this years committee organising what is expected to be even better that ever with dance and music, talks, talks of revolution, art, demonstrations and much much more!!

The festival celebrates not only Che Guevara's visit to Kilkee in 1961 but also all things cultural from Latin-America including music, poetry, dance, film, food and a shared history not forgetting the fact that Che Guevara's great grandfather was Irish (Lynch)!

The iconic poster and tee-shirt image of Che Guevara was born as a result of a chance meeting between the artist Jim Fitzpatrick and Che Guevara in Kilkee's Marine Hotel in 1961. Che Guevara and his entourage of 35 were on their way from Prague to Havana and were fog-bound en-route through Shannon Airport.They ended up staying in Kilkee overnight on 12 September, 1961 in the Strand Hotel in the town. 2011 saw the 50th anniversary of his visit and so the 'Che do Bheatha' Latin-American Cultural Festival was born.

Kilkee Highlights

What's New in Kilkee

 Che Do Bheatha 2014 

Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control the Che Do Bheatha festival will not take place this year. However we are currently making plans for a bigger and better festival for 2015. Thank you to all for your support. 

The Kilkee Strand Races

Due to a change in tidal movement which has shifted the sand on Kilkee Strand thus causing masses of rocks to be uncovered, it has been decided that for safety reasons the annual Strand Races at Kilkee is canceled .

Foodie Towns 2014

Great NEWS: Loop head Peninsula has been shortlisted for the The Restaurant Association of Ireland's national competition to find the Foodie Town of Ireland 2014....Please vote from tomorrow from 12pm on www.foodietowns.ie

 

Loop Head Walking Festival

More Great NEWS: Loop Head Walking festival has been named in the Independent newspaper as one of the top 10 walking festivals to do in Ireland this summer... Link below The Irish Independent

Happy Bathers in Kilkee