Golf If you are a golfer County Clare has much to offer. 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. There are two courses in Ennis, the old Ennis Golf Club, and the newer Woodstock Golf and Country Club. Spanish Point, a short distance down the coast from Lahinch, 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 Greg Norman designed Links Course in Doonbeg, further down the coast. Kilkee and Kilrush have fine courses for those with a smaller budget. Last not least there is the famous course in Ballybunion in Co.Kerry, which can be reached via the Shannon Car Ferry.
SurfingThe beach in Lahinch and various other surf spots nearby are famous with surfers from all over the world looking for Ireland's best surf. Lahinch Surf Experience can provide you with everything you need for a great surfing experience. Lahinch Surf School provides a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating art of surfing.
Swimming & BathingThe sandy beach in Lahinch is a great beach for bathing, swimming and walking. Especiallly children will enjoy the Seaworld (Swimming Pool & Aquarium) at the Strand promenade.
Walking & Cycling in the Burren The Burren are about 500 sq.kms of lunar-like limestone landscape and surely one of Ireland's greatest attrctions. Its apparent bareness nurtures an internationally famous flora. Man has left a mass of evidence of having lived on the Burren for thousands of years. Material remains abound, including megalithic tombs, stone and earth ring forts, round towers, medieval churches, monasteries and castles. Burials took place in Poulnabrone and other dolmens over a period of 600 years from 5200 to 5800 years ago. The Burren coastline shows a dramatic and picturesque mixture of stone, beaches and a crystal clear blue Atlantic ocean. The Aran Islands are an extension of the Burren landscape. There are numerous caves, two of which, Ailwee Cave and Doolin Cave are open to visitors. The green roads are the old Burren roads and are perfect to explore this landscape on short and long walks. The Burren Way is a signposted walking trail between Lahinch and Ballyvaughan. Guided Burren tours are available in the area.