What to do in our area
Walking & Sightseeing
The quiet country roads of West Clare invite hiking and bicycling. Bicycles can be hired in Miltown Malbay! Coastal walks start near the house and provide excellent views on the coastal scenery and the Cliffs of Moher in the distance.
The unique Burren region 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.The Burren offer an abundant diversity of flowers and plants, never planted by man. The area also 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 explore the Burren on
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 coast to the South between Kilkee and Loop Head has one of the most stunning
sceneries you'll find anywhere in Ireland and shouldn't be missed! While on Loop Head Peninsula join a dolphin watching boat tour on the Shannon Estuary starting from Carrigaholt! The other sights of County Clare, the town of Ennis with is medieval atmosphere, Quin Abbey, the castles of Knappogue and Bunratty, Craggaunowen with its reconstructed prehistoric sites and last not least the Cliffs of Moher are all in easy driving distance.
Spanish Point has one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. It is a 9-hole course overlooking the atlantic ocean and in short driving distance from the house.
If you have a low handicap and your swing is in, try the Greg Norman designed Links Course in Doonbeg, 1o mins down the coast. There are more excellent courses, the most famous being The Links Course at Lahinch, on which the South of Ireland Golf Championship is played annually. Lahinch also has the 18-hole Castle
The rivers and lakes in the area are well known for their wealth of trout and even salmon! Beach angling is as popular as rock fishing and possible all along the Atlantic coast line. Boats for sea fishing can be hired locally.
Swimming and Surfing
Safe White Strand beach is just a few minutes away. The high waves rolling in
from the Atlantic make the beach in Spanish Point popular with surfers as with swimmers. The swimming here
is supervised in the season. The beach in Lahinch is just 10 mins. north with an indoor ppol and a seawater aquarium nearby.
Miltown Malbay offers a variety of traditional Pubs providing evening entertainment, but is most famous for the Willie Clancy Traditional Music Summer School, taking place in early July each year and attracting thousands of traditional music enthusiasts.