Clare Glens

The Clare Glens are a wooded area with a path up the red sandstone gorge separated by the banks of the Clare river, which separates Counties Tipperary and Limerick, Ireland. It is located approximately 4km from Newport, County Tipperary, approximately 5km from Murroe on the R506 road.

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There are two carparks located near to the entrance for walkers. There is also a small children's play area and picnic area and toilet facilities at the smaller carpark.[citation needed]

There is a signposted trail consisting of a walkway on both banks of the river with views and swimming locations.[1] This includes an opening below a waterfall known as The Big Eas.[citation needed]

The river is used as a kayaking venue, and canoeists usually enter the Clare river at the top carpark by Ashroe and kayak down the waterfalls and rapids.[citation needed]

In the late 1990s the Limerick path of the Clare Glens was widened and levelled to allow emergency vehicles access to the two mile long walk.[citation needed]

The Clare Glens were hit during storm Darwin on 12 February 2014, and suffered severe damage.[2]

The site is a listed European Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated for its areas of oak woodland habitat and a species of rare fern known as the Killarney Fern Trichomanes speciosum[3]


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  2. ^ "'Rocky' outlines council repairs to scenic areas following storm damage". Tipperary Live. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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