A small taste of some of the many local sights
County Clare is famous for its stunning diverse scenery, with every twist in the road creating yet another fresh view around the bend! We have West Clare with the Wild Atlantic Way which is a strong contrast from East Clare with the beautiful Lough Derg on the Shannon river, North Clare has the rugged Burren National park and the Flaggy shore made famous by Linnan's Lobster bar with a flat but invigorating scenic loop walk, South Clare has the Killkee cliffs on the beautiful Loop head.
All these places and more create a magnificent backdrop to every holiday, exciting cliff and mountain walks, historic monastery's,castles and beautiful beaches from the sheltered Flaggy shore to the Cliffs of Moher and on to the the spectacular Killkee cliffs and Loop head lighthouse.
The Burren National Park is a unique limestone plateau with stone forts, dolmens and rare plants.
The river Shannon is another wonderful backdrop of castles, hiking paths, boating and other activities while it flows through County Clare.
1hr to Wild Atlantic Way, Burren, Galway city.
30mins to Shannon airport, Ennis, Bunratty/Dromoland castles, Lough Derg.
Traditional music/pub/restaurant within 10mins.
There is also the well-known Literary site of Coole Park, which was a haven for famous authors such as Yeats, Synge and George Bernard Shaw. The home of William Butler Yeats is also nearby at Thoor Ballylee, Co Galway. It is also possible to meet with today's writers such as Eddie Lenihan who you are most likely to accidentally find in one of the many book shops in the local town of Ennis.
County Clare is steeped in history, storytelling, castles, megalithic sites, spectacular scenery, small roads, lakes and untouched mountains. We are situated on the scenic East Clare Way walking trail and also within easy reach of the Wild Atlantic way, the Burren national park, memorable Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Doonbeg, Killkee, Loop Head, historic Lough Derg on the Shannon river the strong hold of the High KIng Brian Boró and on long summer days it is even possible to visit Connamara in Galway and Dingle in Kerry.
Discover some of what the mid West has to offer and leave with a dream of returning again another day!