Attractions in Clare

The Burren Centre 

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 Cliffs of Moher

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.   

Cliifs of Moher and Burren Geopark Burren Geopark

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 Visit the Burren

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

Ailwee Burren Experience Aillwee Burren Experience

Aillwee is home to Ireland’s Premiere Show Cave, a dramatic Birds of Prey Centre and an artisan Farmshop where you can taste unique Award-Winning Burren Gold Cheese.  Witness underground and over ground marvels at Aillwee and immerse yourself in a true Burren Experience. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely Cave tour. The tour consists of a 35-minute stroll through the beautiful caverns unveiling a unique Burren underground landscape.

Doolin Cave

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 Smokehouse  Burren Smokehouse Experiences

Immerse yourself in the Salmon Experience! When you come to the Burren Smokehouse, you will be on a mini food trail. You can discover so much more than just smoked salmon.  The Burren Smokehouse Tasting Room is located in Lisdoonvarna just off the Wild Atlantic Way and a short drive north from the Cliffs of Moher. Here you can sample the silky texture of the Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. Discover the mystery of salmon smoking and the secret of how smoked salmon is handcrafted. At the new interactive "Taste the Atlantic - The Salmon Experience" you can follow the iconic salmon through history. Watch the story of the Salmon of Knowledge unfold before your eyes, and unlock so much knowledge through the different fascinating displays. Reel in the years and follow authentic news stories on salmon through the decades, and solve jigsaw and quiz questions. This experience is suitable for everybody from school age onwards.

Caherconnell Fort Caherconnell Fort

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

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

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.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

When you visit Bunratty's 19th centuury Folk Park, you experience a reconstrucation of the homes and environment of over a century ago. It is located off the motorway between Shannon and Limerick on the M18, approximately 45 minutes from the hotel. 

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