Fanore comes from the Irish words Fainne Oir, which means ring of gold most likely a reference to the sandy beaches at Fanore Beach.
From Dublin take the M4 toll motorway (signposted Sligo/ Galway. Leave the M4 at junction 11, to join the M6 motorway signposted Galway. Leave the M6 at junction 14 taking the second exits on both roundabouts onto N6 for Galway. Continue on the N6 entering Craughwell . At Oranbeg roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N18 for Limerick. At Kilcolgan turn right onto the N67 for Kinvara and continue on to Ballyvaughan. In Ballyvaughan you will come to a T-junction, turn right for Fanore onto the R477, the coast road. Fanore is approx 6 miles from Ballyvaughan.
From Shannon airport
Take the N18 going north to Ennis / Galway. Take the N85 exit for Ennistymon / the Burren and follow the signs for Ennistymon. Continue through Ennistymon and onto Lisdoonvarna. Do not turn into Lisdoonvarna but continue on the R477 taking the coast road to Ballyvaughan. Fanore is located about 8 miles from here.
Fanore is your ideal base for seeing all the sights of County Clare. As it is a small village a car is recommended for this region of Ireland. Within a short distance you can visit The Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves, Doolin( where you catch the Ferry to the Aran Islands as well as Doolin Caves, Spanish Point, and La Hinch
Fanore mainly attractions if the beach and for those interested in seeing the Burren. Also Fanore is used as a base for exploring the west coast of County Clare
Fanore is a small Irish Village and simply consists of a pub, and a post office/shop & restaurant.
Most small Irish Villages don't get the high volumes of Tourists to sustain a restaurant business so most Vistors to Fanore would drive to Ballyvaughan (6 miles away), Doolin or La Hinch
There is a local authentic Irish Pub in Fanore - O'Donoghue's
There is no Tourist office in Fanore at time of writing this.