The small fishing village of Liscannor has a picturesque harbour, shops, cafes and restaurants. Sights include a medieval church and the remains of a castle built by the O'Connors and stronghold of the O'Briens. John B.Holland, inventor of the submarine, was born in Liscannor! Boats leave from the harbour for round trips to the Cliffs of Moher thus giving you a chance to see the 200m high cliffs from the sea.
The very popular seaside
holiday resort of Lahinch is just 10 minutes away from the cottage.
Lahinch is famous for it's award winning beach and championship links 18-hole
golf courses. An indoor pool and leisure complex overlooking the beach will
provide hours of entertainment for all the family, or else visit the boutiques,
shops, the Art Gallery,
the restaurants and village inns. A number of shops provide for souvenirs,
clothing, handcrafts, golf supplies and books. The area is also known for it's
nightly entertainment during the summer months.
Doolin or 'Fisher Street' as it was known is a great fishing
village. It has long been associated with great Irish music sessions, and was home to a great traditional Irish whistle player, the late Micko Russell. A visit to the Aran Islands is an unforgetable trip and one that you cannot afford to miss.
GPS: N 52º56.322
W (-) 9º23.637
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(beach, golf courses)
Cliffs of Moher
hr - 1 hr 30 mins.
Doonbeg Golf Course
Ennis 35-45 mins.
Doolin 15 mins.
Anglers have a huge choice of lakes, rivers and several fishing spots along the coast line. Fishing trips are leaving from Liscannor harbour.
Pitch & Putt is possible only a few minutes from the house
The Pubs in Doolin are famous worldwide for the traditional music, and Set dancers go to Kilfenora (15 min.) home of the Kilfenora Ceili Band!
Birdwatching: The Cliffs of Moher offer excellent views of breeding seabirds such as kittiwakes, puffins, razorbills, fulmars and guillemots.
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Golfers can enjoy the proximity of nearby courses like the Links in
Lahinch just 5 minutes away. More courses along the West coast of County Clare can be found in Lahinch, Doonbeg, Spanish Point, Kilkee and Kilrush!
Swimming & Surfing
The beach in Lahinch (5 min. away) is famous with surfers from all over the world. It is also a great beach for swimming. Especially children will enjoy the Seaworld (Swimming Pool & Aquarium) at the Strand Promenade in Lahinch
The Burren are about 500 sq.kms of lunar-like limestone landscape and surely one of the wonders of this world. Its apparent bareness nurtures an internationally famous flora. When Stone Age farmers settled in the Burren they found the area forested. By late medieval times the felling of timber and the grazing of cattle produced to-days skeletal landscape.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. .Gaelic Chieftains like the O'Briens, the O'Connors and the O'Loughlins - who were the Princesses of the Burren - had their castles here. One at least, Gleninagh Castle was inhabited until
the middle of the 19th century.