Self Catering Burren County Clare Ireland

What to do at Rockforest Self Catering Burren Co.Clare

There are plenty of activity and leisure options! All of them can be enjoyed against the dramatic natural backdrops around. But also those who are not so eager to engage in the many active and passive pursuits available will enjoy the peace and tranquility, the flora & fauna and the ever changing Irish skies.

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Trail riding
nearby! A riding pony is available on the farm.


Organized
Burren walks
start at different locations.


Tips for walking & hiking trails
are provided!


Golfing at Gort Golf Club, just 10 minutes away!
(18 holes)


Burren Craft
Trail
starts in Corofin


Traditional music is the heartbeat of Clare! You'll find pubs with traditional music n Corofin,
Kilfenora and most other towns and villages around


Atlantic Beaches are
a 30-45 mins.
drive away


Child minding service provided!


fishing
The fishing lake is in front of the house, you have free use of our boat. Pike and rudd are common - and our lake holds the Irish tench record!
We've put a BBQ and a picnic table right beside the pier - so enjoy your fresh catch rightaway!


walking, cycling
Another great way to take in this landscape is by walking, hiking and cycling at your leisure! Quiet country roads in and around the Burren invite for cycle tours.Way marked walking trails are established in the area and around the lakes. The more serious walkers will fimd a number of hiking possibilities all around the Burren (see below)

children
will find holidays on our farm most exciting and will never get bored!
They will enjoy the animals on our working farm: sheep, cows, greyhounds, a donkey, horses and - last not least - a pony, which is happy to take your children around the farm...

The lawn behind the cottage can be used for all kinds of outdoor games - a swing and a slide are there for use by the smaller children.

The farm is far away from any major road - so there is no traffic danger for your children. And if you want to spend some hours on your own - we offer a childminder service!


Exploring the Burren

The Burren plateau of North-West Clare is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora of the region as well as its rich archaeological heritage.It is the finest example of a karstic terrain in Ireland, with a full assemblage of the curious landforms and subterranean drainage systems that characterise these limestone terrains.
Of course the Burren area is a paradise for botanists and birdwatchers! Don't miss the Burren Display centre In Kilfenora to get an insight into the mysteries of the region.

The area hosts 70 wedge-tombs (the most famous of them being Poulnabrone ), ring forts, caves (most notable Aillwee Cave ) castles ( Leamenagh Castle) and a network of field walls and hut circles You can drive in and around the Burrenn several roads, but the only way to really experience it is by foot! The green roads are the old Burren roads and are perfect to explore this landscape on short and long walks.The Burren Walk is a 20-km signposted walking trail between Ballyvaughan and the Cliffs of Moher.