In Irish family history forums and mailing lists, you will often have seen postings from people planning a visit to Clare, and asking about this and that.
Paddy Casey put together a humorous, yet invaluable list of tips, on the Clare Past Forum. This comprehensive checklist is a must-read for any family historian planning a visit to the county. It covers pre-trip internet research, repositories to visit while in Dublin, maps and equipment, The Clare Library Local Studies Centre and how to get the most out of this "family historian's Aladdin's Cave", The Sandfield Centre, Ennis – the Co. Clare Office of the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths ... and much more.
Another vade mecum, 17 Tips +1 for Family History / Genealogy Research in Ireland covers Irish family history research in general rather than just County Clare.
See also, Claire Santry's Irish Genealogy News for tips, sources and events related to Irish genealogy research.
County Clare, Ireland