Self Catering Holiday Cottage near Cliffs of Moher Co. Clare Ireland

Kate's Country Cottage near Cliffs of Moher

Holiday Cottage near Cliffs of Moher

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Sightseeing in the west of County Clare

  • Loop Head Peninsula (at least half a day for this tour)- The scenic roundtrip 'Loop Head Drive', which starts from Kilkee, leads along the spectacular, rugged coastline to Loop Head Lighthouse. As well as breath taking cliff walks with views on wild scenery, ruined promontory forts and early oratories there are many more sights not to miss, a natural bridge (Bridges of Ross), the Moneen Church with its 'Little Ark', a wooden mobile hut, which once served as a church in earlier times, as well as a number of rare birds, whales, dolphins and seals.
  • Visting the "Father Ted" locations - Location work for the famous "Father Ted" TV series was done mostly in County Clare, including locations at Corofin, Ennis, Kilfenora, Ennistymon, and Kilnaboy. The Parochial House is McCormack's at Glenquin, on the Boston road from Kilnaboy. The 'Very Dark Caves' featured in "The Mainland" were the Aillwee caves.
  • Ennistymon (15 mins.) is a lively market town with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The shopfronts of Ennistymon have featured in many books, posters and calendars and play an important part in the Irish vernacular tradition of town architecture. Nearly each house has its own distinctive colour, giving the street front a character all its own. The falls of Ennistymon are one of its finest features. They can be viewed from the footpath or river-side walk which can be entered through the archway leading off Main Street.

What to do near the Cliffs of Moher and in the West of County Clare


Lahinch beach
Watersports
The cottage is only a short drive from the beaches in the west of Clare. The beach at Lahinch is a 10 minutes drive and offers safe swimming with a lifeguard on duty during the summer months. Lahinch is also renowned for having ideal conditions for surfing. The number of surfboards visible there each day illustrate this. Surf lessons are available at the surf schools on the seafront, which also provide the proper equipment. On the seafront is the pool of Lahinch Seaworld, which also hosts an aquarium. Other beaches can be found a little further up and down the coast such as Fanore on the Burren coast as well as Spanish Point and White Strand,Miltown Malbay in West Clare.

Angling
County Clare is known as an angler's paradise. Inchiquin lake in Corofin as well as other lakes in the area are great for coarse fishing. Boats are always available for hire on many of the lakes. Sea angling charters are offered from several harbours, eg. Doolin, Liscannor.
Golf in Lahinch
Golf
There are a number of excellent courses, the most famous being The Links Course at Lahinch, on which the South of Ireland Golf Championship is played annually in the Summer. Lahinch also has the 18-hole Castle Course. Spanish Point, a short distance down the coast, is one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. It is a 9-hole course overlooking the atlantic ocean. If you have a low handicap and your swing is in, try the Trump Links Course in Doonbeg, further down the coast, which also has a luxury hotel and spa. Gort (45 mins.) has a 18-hole course built on a wonderful elevated site with panoramic views on the Burren. There are two courses in Ennis (30 mins.), the old Ennis Golf Club, and the newer Woodstock Golf and Country Club.
Moher walk

Walking
The Cliffs of Moher walk
The newly constructed 12km coastal path takes walkers from Hags Head outside Liscannor Village along by the iconic Cliffs Of Moher and into the village of Doolin. Trailheads with mapboards and designated parking for walkers are located at Moher Sports Field outside Liscannor village, Doolin Community centre outside Doolin village, and at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Tom Dowling's Cab service provides transport between the trailheads. [more..] A map of the walk as well as additional information can be found here.
The Burren
is a vast carst area which offers wonderful scope for walkers. The 'Burren Way' is a long distance walk from Lahinch/Liscannor to Ballyvaughan and further on to Mullaghmore Mountain. The limestone pavement of the Burren with its colourful wild flowers and vegetation peeping through the cracks from spring to autumn is always wort a visit, so leave your car and just ramble along when in the area. The Burren Experience offers guided heritage, nature and spiritual walks in the Burren National Park [more...]

Sightseeing in the west of County Clare

Loop Head Peninsula (at least half a day for this tour)- The scenic roundtrip 'Loop Head Drive', which starts from Kilkee, leads along the spectacular, rugged coastline to Loop Head Lighthouse. As well as breath taking cliff walks with views on wild scenery, ruined promontory forts and early oratories there are many more sights not to miss, a natural bridge (Bridges of Ross), the Moneen Church with its 'Little Ark', a wooden mobile hut, which once served as a church in earlier times, as well as a number of rare birds, whales, dolphins and seals.

Visting the "Father Ted" locations - Location work for the famous "Father Ted" TV series was done mostly in County Clare, including locations at Corofin, Ennis, Kilfenora, Ennistymon, and Kilnaboy. The Parochial House is McCormack's at Glenquin, on the Boston road from Kilnaboy. The 'Very Dark Caves' featured in "The Mainland" were the Aillwee caves.

Ennistymon (15 mins.) is a lively market town with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. The shopfronts of Ennistymon have featured in many books, posters and calendars and play an important part in the Irish vernacular tradition of town architecture. Nearly each house has its own distinctive colour, giving the street front a character all its own. The falls of Ennistymon are one of its finest features. They can be viewed from the footpath or river-side walk which can be entered through the archway leading off Main Street.