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Tourist Amenities

No other area in Ireland contains more diversity of interests and activities, ranging from the very physical to the more cerebral, set in a wild and windswept landscape.

The nearby towns of Kilkee, Kilrush, Carrigaholt and Doonbeg offer a variety of attractions including swimming, golf, fishing and scuba diving, and for the less energetic, dolphin watching, seaweed baths, walled gardens, and the renowned West Clare railway. Boat trips can be planned at the Kilrush Creek Marina.

Spectacular cliff walks are to be found at Kilkee and around the Loop Head lighthouse, and miles of traffic-free roads throughout the peninsula allow relaxing strolling and cycling. Nature abounds, seabirds perch on sheer cliff faces, guided wildlife walks are on hand near Querrin Creek, and a boat trip to the uninhabited Scattery Island provides a perspective on monastic history as well as a close-up view of protected wildlife.

Fresh seafood is available everywhere. Award-winning restaurants and traditional pubs offer unforgettable food, stirring music and craic. Once experienced, never forgotten.

Local Web Sites of Interest

Kilrush has an 18 hole golf course and marina
Kilrush Creek Adventure Centre - swim, sail, scuba dive, yacht, windsurf, powerboat, canoe
The Burren Centre Kilfenora, a walk through Time - geology, flora and fauna of the unique Burren region
Lahinch Seaworld & Leisure Centre - 25m swimming pool, Atlantic Aquarium, playzone, cafe, retail outlet
Vandeleur Walled Gardens - Sheltered walled garden set in 420 acres of native woodland Kilrush
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation- Shannon Estuary, Ireland's only known resident group of bottlenose dolphins
Aillwee Cave reveals the geology of the Burren and was formed by the melt waters of a prehistoric ice age
Lahinch Golf Club two miles from the Cliffs of Moher

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