The beauty and drama of the Irish coastline is on full display in County Clare. This Western Ireland county is ringed by craggy cliffs which rise above the Atlantic ocean, and offer panoramic views out over the sea. The vibrant local community, abundant wildlife and breathtaking natural beauty make it a wonderful place for restorative breaks. The area is also rich in history, from the ancient Stone Age monuments to Bunratty Castle, the most complete medieval castle in Ireland.
County Clare is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors. The miles of clifftop are great for coastal walks, and there are many cycle trails for those who prefer two-wheeled travel. Why not follow one of the established walks, such as along the cliffs of Moher or around the Burren National Park, to really get the best of the area? If you’d rather get out on the water, you can try a variety of watersports here, from windsurfing to kayaking to paddleboarding. Alternatively, spend a more sedate afternoon at the golf course in Kilkee. Finally, for a truly unforgettable experience, head right to tip of the Loop Head peninsula and watch out for whales and dolphins.
Our Ireland location, Loop Head, is a lovely place to relax after a day of exploring, with yoga and sauna sessions available from your hosts Kevin and Trea. However, there are plenty of ways to unwind beyond the farm too.
County Clare is renowned for its traditional music and dance, and many a happy evening can be spent soaking up the atmosphere in a local pub. Carmody’s pub has music every Friday night, and there’s Set Dancing in Morrissey’s pub throughout the year.
If it’s a meal out that you fancy, Naughton’s Steak and Seafood and The Long Dock Pub and Restaurant are both modern restaurants with an old-fashioned charm. As you might expect from the seaside location, both do delicious fish and seafood.
Loop Head Peninsula, Kilkee