The picturesque East Clare County lies, a hidden gem, in the middle of Ireland’s West Coast with vast landscapes ranging from rolling countryside to sublime Atlantic coastline. From the splendour of the limestone-scaped Burren to the historic towns of Ennis, Kilrush and Bunratty, the country is brimming with unique character and charm and provides an oasis of age old musical and literary tradition.
The small village of Bodyke boasts its own wealth of cultural history, with the dramatic Bodyke Evictions of 1887 marking an instrumental change in the course of Irish history during the Land Wars. Home to East Clare Golf Village, the village also has its share of stunning natural beauty, a championship golf course and a wealth of historic castles and cathedrals all awaiting discovery.
Though not technically a member of the Schengen Area Agreement, Ireland operates a similar visa system that allows visa free entry to all Schengen Annex 2 nationalities, with some exceptions. Be sure to check out the requirements specific to your country in good time, in case you need to arrange a visa. More details can be found here.