Local Attractions

There are plenty of things to do in Clare. The Cliffs of Moher Hotel offers the ideal base for touring North West Clare, with stunning views of the Atlantic along the Coast and all major Tourist Attractions close by, such as:

  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren
  • Doolin Caves
  • Ailwee Caves
  • Moher Hill Open Farm

Liscannor

A coastal village on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland. This is a small rural village located at the end of Liscannor Bay, on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. It is noted as the birthplace of engineer and submarine innovator John Philip Holland.

The Cliffs of Moher

The world famous Cliffs of Moher are just 4km from the village. On this road there is a tall spire just beside the cemetery and in front of the cemetery an enclosed holy well named after Saint Bridget. People went to visit St. Bridget’s well for its curative properties; they walked around it saying decades of a rosary on their prayer beads. This particular well is noted for the wealth of votive religious objects left there like images of the Virgin Mary or Rosary beads that are hung up on the wall, it’s a real treat to see.

Doolin

Doolin is renowned worldwide for its wealth of Irish Traditional Music and attracts visitors of all ages and from all walks of live. Some have returned year after year since the 60’s, others stopped for a couple of days on their travels – and never left. You can take boat trips to the Aran Islands or a cruise around the cliffs. The coast near Doolin boasts one of the best locations in Ireland for Bouldering – a type of Rock Climbing. A 3 minute drive from Doolin, followed by a 10 minute walk brings you to the location at Lackglass.

Lahinch

Lahinch is absolutely a must-see town, situated only 5 minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel.The beautiful beach sweeps past the town and creates waves for Surfing. Lahinch is acclaimed for the top quality surfing conditions available offshore. Indeed the Guinness record for number of surfers on a wave is held by Lahinch. Surf lessons and equipment for hire as available in the village. Other water sports including kite surfing and windsurfing are catered for as well. The pitch-in-putt course is two kilometers outside the town on the road to Liscannor.

It lends a lovely backdrop to one of the finest golf courses in Europe as well. The locals say the Old Course at Lahinch is Tiger’s favourite place to play golf when he comes to Ireland.

There are lots of activities to do in town including great restaurants, good Irish pubs and shopping.

The Burren

This amazing area is about a 30 minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher Hotel and is rich with historical and archaeological sites. There are more than 90 megalithic tombs in the area, portal dolmens (including Poulnabrone dolmen), a celtic high cross in the village of Kilfenora, and a number of ring forts – among them the triple ring fort Cahercommaun on the edge of an inland cliff, and the exceptionally well-preserved Caherconnell Stone Fort. Corcomroe Abbey is one of the area’s main scenic attractions. Read our guest blog post

7-Days In The Burren – Cliffs Of Moher – The Wild Atlantic Way