Clare is one of the richest places in Ireland for these tombs.The most noted one is in The Burren area; it is known as Poulnabrone dolmen, which translates to "hole of sorrows".To the west is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the north is Galway Bay.County Clare contains The Burren, a unique karst region, which contains rare flowers and fauna.
There is debate if it should be historically considered a part of Connacht. The county had a population of 117,196 at the 2011 census.
This discovery, publicized in 2017, pushed back Ireland's occupation by 2,500 years - what was previously regarded as the oldest site of occupation was the Mesolithic site of Mount Sandel, Co. This bear bone was discovered in 1903 during an archaeological excavation, however was not studied until over a century later.
There was a Neolithic civilization in the Clare area — the name of the peoples is unknown, but the Prehistoric peoples left evidence behind in the form of ancient dolmen: single-chamber megalithic tombs, usually consisting of three or more upright stones.
At the western edge of The Burren, facing the Atlantic Ocean, are the Cliffs of Moher.
The highest point in County Clare is Moylussa, 532 metres (1,745 ft), in the Slieve Bernagh County Clare hosts the oldest known evidence of human activity in Ireland.
Since indedpendence in 1921, Clare is represented by its own parliamentary constituency in Dáil Éireann, the powerful lower house of the Irish parliament, known as Oireachtas.