Attractions in Clare

The Burren Centre www.burrencentre.ie 

To start, take a 10 minute trip to the picturesque village of Kilfenora where you will find the Burren Centre. This centre gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which await to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. This walk through time will take you back through the aeons to a time when this area lay beneath a warm tropical sea. From Kilfenora take the scenic and magical journey into the Burren, this is well worth an afternoon drive. 

Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience www.cliffsofmoher.ie

Europe's most spectacular sea cliffs. Looming over County Clare's west coast, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher stretch for 8 km and 214 meters over the Atlantic Ocean.  Unknown to many, the Cliffs are home to one of Ireland's largest nesting seabird colony with 30,000 nesting seabirds.  The wonderful Cliffs and Visitors Expereince are located only a 10 minute drive from the hotel.   

Aran Island and Cliffs of Moher Cruises:

Cruises to the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands are available from Doolin Pier which is located only 15 - 20 minute drive from the hotel.  Sailings go daily to all three of the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.  More information on sailing times and charges is available on 
www.doolin2aranferries.com
www.doolinferry.com

Doolin Cave www.doolincave.ie

This cave is home to the most amazing eco-tourist attraction. It contains the longest Stalactite in the northern Hemisphere, measuring 23ft in length. Tours run every hour on the hour and it is located only 20 minutes drive from the hotel.

Burren National EcoPark www.burrenbeo.com

The Burren is a place full of beauty and discovery and is the land with the fertile rock.  The burren is located only a few minutes drive from the hotel and is a wonderful area for walking. Further information on the area is available on www.burrenbeo.com.

The hotel can arrange walking tours for guests or further information is available on www.burrenguidedwalks.com

Cliffs of Moher Walks www.doolincliffwalk.com

Join Pat Sweeney on a guided walk along the sea cliffs from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, for a unique experience of the breathtaking rural beauty of this part of the World. With the green fields of the local farmers on one side and the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this spectacular walk, is a must if you are visiting the west coast of Ireland. Pat is an expert on local history and folklore.

Caherconnell Fort www.burrenforts.ie

Ireland's Only Stone Fort Vitual Tour!  Built over 1,000 years ago, Caherconnell is the only fort in the Burren scientifically excavated and developed for tourism.  The fort is located only 20 minutes drive from the hotel, it is a wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon and is suitable for all age groups. 

Michael Cusack Centre www.michaelcusack.ie

Michael Cusack born in Carron in 1847, founded the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world, the GAA.  This centre is located in the original homestead and incorporates the family cottage. 

Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre www.burrenperfumery.com

The perfumery workshop produces a high quality range of organic handmade soaps, creams and perfumes.  It has a free audio visual presentation on the local flora and landscape plus the relaxing tea rooms offer a great selection of freshly baked organic cakes.  It is located only 20 minutes drive from the hotel.

Aillwee Cave www.aillweecave.ie

This cave is located in Ballyvaughan, a 30 minute drive from the hotel. Here you will take a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns, over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes sprays the unsuspecting visitor.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park www.shannonheritage.com

This is located off the dual carriageway between Shannon and Limerick on the N18 route, approximately 45 minutes drive from the hotel. The Folk Park recreates rural and urban life in 19th Century Victorian Ireland.
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