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R477, County Clare

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A spectacular drive through the Burren and along the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo of the Burren, Ireland Ireland has many spectacular ocean drives, but few are as rugged and jaw-dropping as the R477. This road, which cuts through County Clare along the west coast or Ireland, is not for the faint of heart; spine-tingling curves, impossibly steep dropoffs, and rocks and boulders of all sizes make the R477 a difficult road to drive, even in good weather. But that is partly what makes this coastal road so special.

Photo of the Doolin coast, Ireland From just north of Doolin, R477 begins its descent toward the Atlantic Ocean, then hugs the cliffs and hills of the Burren as it heads north along the coast. Aside from an occasional pub or house, there is no civilization to speak of for most of the journey. The R477 finally becomes more placid as it ends in the little village of Ballyvaughan. The R477 may be a short road, but it is surely packed with some amazing scenery.

TOWNS ALONG OR NEAR R477:
Ballyvaughan, Murroogh, Lisdoonvarna, Roadford, Doolin


THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEAR R477:

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