Riverdale Self Catering Apartment Querrin Loop Head Co.Clare

Self Catering Shannon Estuary

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Querrin Loop Head Peninsula

Activity offers on Loop Head Peninsula

  • Pony Trekking
    An equestrian centre nearby caters for all levels of horseriding ability and experience.
  • Guided walking tours are organized in nearby Carrigaholt and are perfect to get a insight into the nature and the landscape on tracks which you'll not find on any map! [more...]
  • Dolphin Watching
    Dolphinwatch in Carrigaholt is offering 2-hour dolphin watching boat trips in the season to observe the bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat as well as nature boat trips to observe the diverse other wildlife in the Estuary.

Things to do in Loop Head Peninsula

Sailing in the Shannon Estuary

The Shannon Estuary is ideal for sailing and for sea kayaking. The Sally O' Keeffe is a 25 ft, 5 ton traditional Shannon Hooker sailing boat which has been rebuilt by local volunteers. Seol Sionna is offering tours for a small fee, weather permitting and can be arranged through the proprietors of the apartment. Guided sea kayak touring is available in Kilkee.

The unpolluted, rugged coastline has an abundance of varied fish species, including pollack, mackarel, triggerfish and many other species of Atlantic Rockfish. Angling is possible from the pier at Querrin, a short walk from the apartment. Shannon Estuary charters are available in Kilkee and Carrigaholt.

Birdwatching on Loop Head Birdwatching
The area is very popular with birdwatchers from Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe. This popularity is due to the range of seabirds that breed here each summer (including Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Gannets), and in particular due to the autumn passage of an amazing array of seabirds and waders. The best months are August through October, when West and NW winds blow many of the passing seabirds close to shore, so allowing excellent viewing. Seabirds regularly seen here in good numbers include Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm and Leaches Petrels, and Great, Pomarine and Arctic Skuas. Sightings of Little Stints, Curlew and the American Buff-breasted Sandpiper have been made, and there are many other rare species seen from time to time from local viewing points.

Swimming, Diving & Snorkeling
Diving equipment, oxygen refills and skippered boat hire are available in nearby Kilkee, enabling the enthusiast to enjoy numerous dives in the estuary and off the rugged Atlantic Coastline. Safe Swimming is possible on the little beach in Doonaha, 5-10 mins. away, as well as on a few other small beaches on the Shannon Estuary as well as on the safe beach in Kilkee.

Cycling the Loop Head CyclewayWalking & Cycling
The small, quiet roads invite walking and cycling. The Loop Head cycleway passes near the house, bicycles can be rented in Kilkee.Click here for more suggested walking & cycling routes in the area.

A drive along the amazing coastal scenery between Kilkee and Loop Head Lighthouse is a must. The famous Cliffs of Moher are only 40 mins away; a little bit further to the North is Doolin (where boats are leaving to the Aran Islands) and the unique limestone area of the Burren, a heaven for walkers, climbers and botanists. Also recommended is a stroll through the shopping streets of Ennis with its medieval atmosphere, as well as visiting Bunratty Castle & Folk Park which features many traditional buildings from the area. Medieval dinners are also arranged there throughout the year.
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