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Lahinch, Co. Clare

Equally well known for the powerful Atlantic rollers that bring tremendous surfing and for the area’s outstanding golf courses, Lahinch is a bustling town with its fair quota of bars and restaurants and several outstanding places to stay and dine within the vicinity.

A busy seaside resort, popular for its long beach, golf courses, promenade and surfing.  Visitors can enjoy walks along the beautiful sandy beach, or try some surfing or fishing. 

Lahinch is an excellent base from which to explore the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher (Visitors Centre tel: +353 (0) 65 708 1171), open all year) and there are a number of cave systems nearby such as the Aillwee caves (+353 (0) 65 707 7036, open all year) and the Doolin caves (+353 (0) 65 7075761, open all year).  Bunratty Castle and folk park (+353 (0) 61 360 788, open all year) is worth a visit and there are also heritage centres nearby which provide interesting local information. 

Horse riding is available locally and golfers will enjoy the 18 hole championship golf course (+353 (0) 65 708 1003). 

The mediaeval county town of Ennis, ‘the music capital of Clare’, is easily accessible (and, as the main road junction of  Co Clare, most visitors soon become very familiar with it).

Doolin, with its music pubs and ferries to the Aran Islands, is just a short scenic drive away;  the hilly Burren  area of north Clare, is on the doorstep - its unique flora is at its best in early summer, but you can visit the Burren Perfumery at Carron all year except Christmas, and they have delightful tea rooms.

Gardens

Caher Bridge Garden - Fanore County Clare Ireland
Caher Bridge Garden
Fanore, Co. Clare
The karst limestone region of the Burren is a natural wonder , with a lunar-like landscape and mysterious vanishing lakes and underground rivers.. Among the most wonderful things about it are the rare wildflowers that grow between the karren pave ...
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Golf

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Lahinch Golf Club
Lahinch, Co. Clare
Course Type: Links
Lahinch Golf Club has undoubtedly one of the world's great classic links. It has all the ingredients of greatness: a glorious setting, a rich history, superb natural terrain and, where man has 'intervened', it has been through the hand of an outs ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge
Doonbeg, Co. Clare
Although Doonbeg Golf Club is a private club, there is limited visitor access to both golf and accommodation when available and to the member owned Links Cottages at Doonbeg Lodge. Whether or not you are a golfer, this is very good news because t ...
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What's On

Ballyvaughan Farmers Market - County Clare - Saturdays High Season
Ballyvaughan Farmers Market

Village Hall Car Park

Saturdays: 10am - 2pm (May to October)

Contact: Tracey Kelly 065 707 6963  ballyvaughanfarmersmarket@eircom.net
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Tourist Attractions

Great Stalacite
Doolin Cave & Visitor Centre
Doolin, Co. Clare
 Discovered in 1952, the Great Stalactite at Doolin Cave, County Clare, is becoming one of the most important eco-tourist attractions in Ireland. Measuring 7.3 metres (23 feet) in length, it is the largest stalactite in the Northern hemisphe ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Gregans Castle Hotel
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Set in gardens and wooded grounds overlooking Galway Bay and the Burren mountains, the Haden family’s lovely country house hotel has a fascinating history going back to the 10th century, and parts of the present house date from the late 18t ...
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