21 August, 3pm - 4pm
Spanish Point Community Group
- Bellbridge House Hotel
- Spanish Point
- V95 V4XK
- Co. Clare
Spanish Point Community Group was fortunate to receive funding from the Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022 to produce an audio guide to the built, natural and cultural heritage of Spanish Point. The project entitled “An Audio Guide to Spanish Point Co. Clare – Its History and Heritage” will showcase fine examples of built heritage that contribute to the visual amenity and character of the area.
Spanish Point has been a popular tourist destination since the Atlantic Hotel was built in 1809 and this set-in motion a storyline that our guide will outline, following the changing fortunes of the area over the centuries. From the large former homes of the local landlords, the Moronys, to the thatched cottage which was once the post office, there was much hidden heritage that was in danger of being forgotten. Our audio guide will be easily accessible to all and will deepen a sense of belonging for local residents and allow both locals and visitors to appreciate the long, varied and fascinating history of our small seaside community.
From August 21st the audio guide can be accessed through our website www.visitspanishpoint.ie and from Sound Cloud, Youtube and Apple Music. It will also be accessible by scanning QR codes throughout the area.