Activities around Strandline Holiday Home Quilty

  • Traditional Music
    West Clare is famous for the upkeeping of Irish Traditions and is still the heart of Irish Traditional Music. The town of Miltown Malbay is 5 mins. away and is famous for its traditional pubs and the annual Willie Clancy Summer School each July which attracts thousands of visitors who are passionate about traditional Irish music and dance. Traditional Music sessions are also frequently featured in the Armada Hotel in walking distance from the house.
  • Birdwatching
    Loop Head Peninsula as well as the Cliffs of Moher are favourite spots for Birdwatchers.
  • Dolphin Watching
    Boats leave from Kilrush Marina and Carrigaholt. The Shannon Estuary hosts large families of bottlenose dolphins. A lonely ambassador dolphin is roaming the coast near Spanish Point and is often to be seen from the coast.
  • Riding
    Several equestrian centres provide for all abilities.
Spanish Point Beach

What to do around Strandline Holiday Home...

Watersports
The beach in Spanish Point is just 5 Mins. away! This area is well known for excellent surfing. Spanish Point beach has surfing schools operating in summer, surfing equipment can be hired. Swimming there is supervised in the season. The beaches of Seafield near Quilty, and Whitestrand near Miltown Malbay are each just 10 mins. away and very family friendly supervised during the season. Lahinch with its famous beach is just 20 mins. to the north and also offers an indoor pool and a seawater aquarium.

Golf
Spanish Point has one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. It is a 9-hole course overlooking the Atlantic ocean and in 5 mins. driving distance from the house. If you have a low handicap the Greg Norman designed Links Course in Doonbeg is perfect for you, only 10 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 Course.

Angling
The area is a paradise for the angler! Rock rock fishing is possible in walking distance from the house. The rivers and lakes are well known for their wealth of trout and even salmon.

Walking & Cycling
There are many small quiet roads around the house and in the back country for walking and cycling. Find out more about Coastal and bicycle loops nearby and in the area here.
Loop Head Peninsula
Sightseeing
Lahinch is a very busy seaside town with excellent shops and restaurants.
The famous Cliffs of Moher stand facing the Atlantic ocean a short distance north. With its breath-taking views once you visit you will see why it remains one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. Walk along the clifftop, visit the new visitor center or experience the cliffs from the sea on the boat which departs from the local pier at Liscannor on regular trips.
The Burren are about 500 sq.kms of lunar-like limestone landscape and surely one of the wonders of this world. All the sights there, including all the archeological places of interest can be visited using the green roads which are the old Burren roads - perfect to explore this landscape on short and long walks.
Kilkee offers quite a few natural amenities around its horseshoe-shaped bay. The safe sheltered sandy beach is protected by Duggerna Reef, which is a natural wonder itself with some large and small rock pools full of marine life. Breathtaking cliff walks offer splendid scenery. This Cliff scenery all along to Loop Head Lighthouse is one of Kilkee's greatest natural attractions. Loop Head Scenic Drive will take you to numerous scenic outlooks. Dolphins, whales and seals appear regularly on and around Loop Head Peninsula. A variety of rare birds, like skuas, storm petrels and shearwaters can be seen flying past and attract birdwatchers from near and far.
The town of Ennis offers picturesque streets with colourful shop fronts, the well preserved cloister ruin of Ennis Friary, the Glor Irish Music centre and the Clare Museum - all well worth a visit. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park give an insight into Irish living in medieval and 19th century times. Knappogue Castle is surrounded by a beautiful Victorian walled garden. Medieval dinners are held in both castles.

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