Clare

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Clare County between Galway Bay and the River Shannon estuary, Munster province, w Republic of Ireland. Ennis is the county town. The area is hilly and infertile. The chief crops are oats and potatoes. Sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry are raised, and fishing is important. Area: 3188sq km (1231sq mi). Pop. (1996) 94,006.