Welcome to KilkeeWelcome 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 Way. It 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.
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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 - 01/05/2015 - 04/05/2015
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/
What's New in Kilkee
Che do Bheatha, Kilkee
Date 25th - 27th September
Kilkee will once again come alive to the sound of all things Latin American on the weekend of the Che do Bheatha festival which runs from the 25th to the 27th of September.
Kilkee Chamber of Commerce have promised an electric line-up of music, dance and theatre over what has become the signature festival for the town. With its history of combining traditional Irish and Latin American music the festival has always created a party atmosphere and this year will definitely live up to that billing as the headline act, Sharon Shannon, playing to a limited ticket only event at the Diamond Rocks Cafe on Saturday the 26th. Topping the Latin American bill are Baile an Salsa who play in the Greyhound Bar on Friday night.
Opening the weekend at the Stella Maris Hotel on Friday 25th will be His Excellency Mr Hermes Herrera, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland who follows in the path worn by his predecessor, Her Excellency Teresita Trujillo, who had attended the festival on a number of occasions, most notably in 2012 when she was accompanied by Dr Aleida Guevara March, the eldest daughter of the famous Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
This years line up includes, Sharon Shannon, Baile an Salsa, Los Paddy de las Pampas, Serious Mischief, The Troubadour Mules and La Orquesta Kalamares with music workshops and family fun events such as an attempt at the longest conga line on the beach, previous record of 504 was set in 2013, face painting, capoeira exhibitions and salsa classes.
Quote from His Excellency Mr Hermes Herrera "It is my great honor and pleasure to be invited to the Che do Bheatha festival in Kilkee. It will be for me the first opportunity to visit this beautiful geographic space where is remembered with emotion the figure of the beloved commander Ernesto Che Guevara. There is already an historic relationship between our diplomatic mission in Ireland and the Festival, having participated the then ambassador of Cuba in the inauguration of the first one.
To continue this relationship is my greatest wish and enjoy the friendship and affection of the people of Kilkee and other participants. I wish you every success in the 2015 version of the festival”.
Further details available on www.kilkee.ie