Beautiful View of the Beach and Championship Lahinch Golf Course from the House and Balcony.
10 minute walk to the Beach and Town of Lahinch.
Front and back decking area.
Our home is ideally situated if you want to explore the West Coast of Ireland
This property is an ideal base for sightseeing or playing golf in the southwest region of Ireland. This is the perfect location to enjoy Clare, Kerry and Galway. Lahinch is famous for it's 1.5 mile beach and it's championship golf course founded in 1892. It is also deal for surfers. Local activities include hiking, horse riding, sea fishing, diving, surf boarding, caving, kayaking snorkelling, orienteering, rock climbing, coastal cruising and biking. For further information look up www.clare.ie/activities
Our home is 10 minutes walk from the village of Lahinch and 2kms from the village of Liscannor which is a small fishing village known for its beautiful seafood restaurants. Doolin, the music capital of Clare, is 8 kms away which is renowned for Irish music and beautiful restaurants. The nearest large town is Ennis, 30 minutes drive. The nearest Airport is Shannon, 45 minutes drive. The Cliffs of Moher are only 5 kms away.
Lahinch is a seaside village and a very popular holiday location. It has a beautiful sandy beach which stretches the length of the village and beyond (and is over-looked by the championship golf course). It provides some beautiful walks and idyllic conditions for fishing and swimming, and in recent years has become a surfers paradise.
Kayaking and windsurfing are also some of the popular sports. Lessons and rentals are available everyday.
With its magnificent 18-hole championship golf course, its second golf course, The Castle Course, is also a fine 18 hole course and there is a pitch and putt course in Liscannor.
After exploring Lahinch during the day, there is plenty of exploration to be done at night, with some excellent pubs in the area providing some really good music. The local village has all necessary amenities; shops, public swimming pool, restaurants, bars and art galleries.
Golfing: Lahinch Golf Courses 1 km Doonbeg (Trump Links) Golf Course 30 km Ballybunion Golf Course 45 km The world famous links course of Ballybunion Golf course in County Kerry is considered one of the top ten courses in the world! A ferry from Killimer Co.Clare crosses to Tarbet Co.Kerry - the crossing takes approximately 20 minutes. Dromoland 55 km
Surfing: Lahinch beach is a renowned surf location. There are 4 surf schools in the village. Beaches close by are: Spanish Point, Silver Strand and Doughmore all offer challenging waves for the enthusiasts.
Cycling: North Clare has a number of great cycling loops that are well signposted and mapped. The village has a rent a bike shop.
Swimming: The golden mile of beach at Lahinch is a safe swimming area. There is an indoor pool, spa and sauna (and aquarium) at Sea World Centre in Lahinch. There are a number of places nearby that provide Spa facilities for visitors.
The Burren: This area is a wonderful landscape of flora, fauna and ancient relics such as Dolmens, Stone Forts, Castles and old church ruins. The karst limestone pavements stretch on for miles like a lunar surface and there is wonderment and rugged beauty everywhere. The Burren centre in Kilfenora is a good place to begin your journey.
The Aran Islands: The idyllic islands are just a few miles off the North Clare coast and have a way of life that is unique. Irish is spoken on the islands as the native tongue. The islanders engage mainly in fishing or craft making fro the tourist trade. Boats leave Doolin three times daily in season for the islands. It is well worth visiting at least one of the islands. You can also combine a trip to Arran with a panoramic boat trip under the cliffs of moher.
Bunratty Folk Park: This is an excellent stop at any time and especially on an more inclement day. There is a wealth of cultural and folk amusement in the park and some fine examples of old irish cottages, a village streetscape from the 19th century, a working farm and medieval castle complete with banquets and Irish evenings. Craggenowen is another tourist site where the ancient crannogs have been reconstructed and give a glimpse of Ireland in the iron age.
Shopping: Lahinch has some lovely crafts shops and places for souvenirs of the golf trip or other unique local and irish gifts. Shops tend to open around 10am and close at 6.00pm except for the high season. Ennis is an old market town just a half hour’s drive east from Lahinch and offers great shopping.
Fishing: Sea fishing is available from Liscannor or Doolin by prior arrangement. Lickeen lake which is about 15 minutes drive away has some trout and boats and equipment can be hired locally at short notice. Nearby there is also an open farm/petting zoo, horse riding and fantastic scenic walks.
Take a look at:
http://www.wildatlanticway.com Some other useful websites: http://www.claretouristcouncil.ie/things_to_do.htm http://www.lahinchgolf.com/ http://www.burrennationalpark.ie/ http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/TheCliffs.aspx http://www.doolinferries.com/ http://lahinchsurfschool.com/