Port an Chláir
Port of Clare
This was the chief port for mid-Clare. The range of goods exported from the port here was extensive and included oats, wheat, butter, timber, flour and lead ore from the Ballyhickey Mines for smelting in Wales. The main imports were coal and timber. Trade was mainly with British ports such as Liverpool, Glasgow and London. There was a weekly steamship service to Limerick port in 1836. The main quay was built in 1845 and the lower wharf in 1881.