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This week Loop Head peninsula, in Co Clare, won the ‘Irish Times’ Best Place to Holiday in Ireland award. Why, and how, did it clinch the title?
Co Clare area won an Eden award, which recognises sustainable tourism, in 2010
‘What it lacks in hanging baskets it more than makes up for in activity’
“The scenery is breathtaking, photos don’t do the landscape justice”
“A perfect mix of scenery and great variety for tourists and locals”
“An area which avoided the traps of the tiger and stayed true to itself”
"A rare mix of peace and tranquillity and a busy social and artistic scene"
The Irish Times Best Place to Holiday in Ireland competition attracts more than 1,400 nominations
Click here to see who is on our judging panel
Read all nominations in the competition
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