County Clare

County Clare (Irish: Contae an Chláir) is a county in Ireland, in the Mid-West Region and the province of Munster, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Clare County Council is the local authority. The county had a population of 118,817 at the 2016 census.[4] The county town and largest settlement is Ennis.

County Clare
Contae an Chláir
Nickname(s): 
The Banner County
Motto(s): 
Dílis d'ár nOidreacht  (Irish)
"True to our heritage"[1][2]
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
Dáil ÉireannClare
EU ParliamentSouth
Established1565[3]
County townEnnis
Government
  TypeCounty Council
Area
  Total3,450 km2 (1,330 sq mi)
Area rank7th
Highest elevation532 m (1,745 ft)
Population
 (2016)[4]
118,817
  Rank19th
Time zoneUTC±0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST)
Eircode routing keys
H62, H91, V14, V15, V94, V95
Telephone area codes061, 065 (primarily)
Vehicle index
mark code
CE
Websitewww.clarecoco.ie