Carrigaholt is a small fishing village in Co Clare. Carrigaholt lies at the mouth of the Moyarta river, which flows into the estuary of the River Shannon about 15km from the tip of the Loop Head peninsula and about 10km from the resort town of Kilkee on the north coast of the peninsula. The village boasts a ruined castle that stood guard over the mouth of the Shannon and the local fishing pier. The village benefits from tourism and has two restaurants, a fast food take-away and four pubs. There is also a caravan park located nearby. A local business (Carrigaholt Dolphin Watch) offers boating trips to observe dolphins in the mouth of the Shannon River, home to one of the largest pods in Europe. The Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre offers fishing packages for up to 8 fisherman at a time and runs a purpose built boat. Catches include ray, conger, bass, dogfish, tope, cod, pollock, hake and turbot. Other features include a beach suitable for swimming and watersports, pubs and restaurants,two piers, and local village shops for food necessities.