January Crossword Puzzle: Co Clare Towns & Villages

ACROSS

1 Located on a short, sandy peninsula jutting into the sea where they temporarily buried the remains of the dead in stormy weather

2 Home of BEAL BORU located on the Shannon River across from Ballina

7 Home of GALLOWS HILL and MORRISSEY’S CHAIR

8 Home of Trump’s Golf Resort

10 Famous for its stone and near Cliffs of Moher

13 Home of DOONAGORE CASTLE and several pubs that feature traditional music nightly

14 Home of a DE VALERA MEMORIAL, STEELES ROCK: and CUSACK PARK: The County G.A.A. grounds

15 Home of the VANDELEUR WALLED GARDEN: and CAPPA PIER

16 Town of a song about a dream at the fair

19 Home to an international airport

21 Home of AILLWEE CAVE,, CORKSCREW HILL, and GREGAN’S CASTLE-HOTEL

23 3 Holy Wells: Tobar Brecain, Tobar Ruadhan and one at Lacknashannagh which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin

24 home of MOYNOE CHURCH where St. Colman the Leper was

commemorated and THE CLOGHAUN RIVER has numerous small trout

26 Home of Dangan Castle, Paradise House: and The Clondegad Falls

27 The town is a particularly popular Irish seaside resort along the Wild Atlantic Way

28 village just outside Doolin

29 Located on a stretch of coast that is dangerous for shipping and home to “Stella Maris” – Star of the Sea. church with a bell from the shipwreck Leon.

30 Home of KNOCKADOON RING FORTS, DROMOLAND CASTLE and CLENAGH CASTLE

DOWN

1 Home of the Armada Hotel just outside Miltown Malbay

3 Home of the MATCHMAKAER FESTIVAL

4 Home of AILLWEE CAVE and CAHERMORE RING FORT

5 Home of COTTAGE OF Biddy Early and The Battle of Kilbarron tookk place in this east Clare village in 1289

6 Holy Island which is also called the “Island of the Seven Churches,”is in Lough Derg

9 Home of St. Cronan’s Church of Ireland church is the oldest in the county still used, A Famine Memorial Park, and Garden of Remembrance

11 Home of a famous Ceiili band

12 Home of CHURCH HILL and THE FALLS in the town.

16 Home of THE MILLS, or the first rape-seed oil mills,

17 Home to an Ecology Park and The blessed well at Tobarniddaun

18 :You’ll find THE TAUMEENS, and WEDGE SHAPED GALLERY GRAVES

20 Town on Loophead Peninsula

22 Home of INCHIQUIN CASTLE and THE TAU CROSS

25 You will find The Khyber Pass, The Caher Valley and Caher River here.

29 You’ll find KNAPPOGUE CASTLE, CRAGGAUNOWEN, and a beautiful

abbey here

WORD BANK: Ballynacally`, Ballyvaughan, Carrigaholt, Corofin, Cratloe, Doolin, Doonbeg, Ennis, Ennistymon, Fanore, Feakle, Kildysart, Kilfenora, Kilkee, Killaloe, Kilrush, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lisseycasey, Mountshannon, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Quilty, Quin, Roadford, Scarriff, Seafield, Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Spancel-hill, Spanishpoint, Tuamgraney, Tulla.

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