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Fanore

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Fanore is a small village in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. The area was officially classified as part of the West Clare Gaeltacht; an Irish-speaking community; until 1956.GeographyLocationLying on the road between Ballyvaughan and Doolin, Fanore has an extensive sandy beach and sand dunes (known as the "Rabbit Warren") around the mouth of the Caher River.HistoryRemains of a Mesolithic dwelling have been found on the north bank of the river.EconomyThe village is very popular with walkers, surfers, tourists and is particularly interesting to botanists, owing to its location on the edge of the Burren - renowned for its unique flora and fauna. It has a pub, a post office/shop, and a restaurant, as well as a surfing school near the beach.InfrastructureTransportBus Éireann route "350" links Fanore to several locations: Ennis, Ennistymon, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Kinvara and Galway. There are a number of journeys each way daily. Onward rail and bus connections are available at Ennis and Galway.Popular cultureFanore has appeared many times on Irish television: in particular, the Father Ted series often featured scenes filmed in Fanore and its surrounding villages.
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