Clare Rose Cottage
This is an ideal location to enjoy all the modern comforts as well as many attractions, great entertainment and culture in the area particularly the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, Burren Geopark, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Lahinch and Fanore beaches. The various sights of the Burren are all within a few miles of the house.
is the only spa town in Ireland. The beneficial effects of its water were first noted by writers as early as 1740. The Victorian Spa Wells became famous for their therapeutic mineral waters and by 1895 over 20,000 visitors were visiting annually. The spa itself has been closed since 2014. The Victorian Pump house has been restored and is open daily with an exhibition on the history of the wells over the past 300 years. Matchmaking is one of the other main activities of Lisdoonvarnas holiday-makers. September is the peak month of the holiday season and with the harvest safely in bachelor farmers flock to Lisdoonvarna in search of wives... Throughout the year you'll find traditional and contemporary entertainment taking place in the many pubs in town. If you're into good food and drink you'll find a Michelin star restaurant here - The Wild Honey Inn, award winning Roadside Tavern Microbrewery, Burren Smoked Salmon and welcoming gastro pub Burren Storehouse.
Doolin or 'Fisher Street' as it was known is a great fishing village. Since the 1960’s, it is considered the heart of traditional music in Clare and in addition boasts a wide range of craft shops, pubs, and restaurants serving imaginative local dishes. A visit to the Aran Islands is an unforgettable trip and one that you cannot afford to miss. The islanders traditionally made their living from fishing. While the men were out fishing the women knitted the traditional 'Aran Ganseys'. Boats leave several times daily from Doolin Pier.
The famous Cliffs of Moher stand facing the Atlantic ocean a short distance south. They are very impressive at over 200 mtrs high, and give visitors a good view over Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. O'Brien's Tower stands guard at one end and Moher Castle is situated at the southern end. The cliffs are home to numerous seabirds, including gannets, razorbills guillemots and puffins, and the area is a birdwatcher's paradise. T
The Burren are about 500 sq.kms of lunar-like limestone landscape and surely one of the wonders of this world. Its apparent bareness nurtures an internationally famous flora. [more on next page...] When Stone Age farmers settled in the Burren they found the area forested. By late medieval times the felling of timber and the grazing of cattle produced to-days skeletal landscape. Numerous ancient sites and historic remains in the vicinity are evidence of human habitation and activity in the area many centuries. Ring forts can date from the Iron Age into the Christian era and up to late medieval times. Burials took place in Poulnabrone and other dolmens over a period of 600 years from 5200 to 5800 years ago. The Burren coastline only a couple of minutes from the house shows a dramatic and picturesque mixture of stone, beaches and a crystal clear blue Atlantic ocean. The Aran Islands are an extension of the Burren landscape. There are numerous caves, one of which is Doolin Cave, only a few minutes from the house. Ailwee Cave, near Ballyvaughan is also open to visitors. You'll get an inside look into the area and its mysteries if you visit the Burren Centre in Kilfenora. The Burren is great for walking and hiking.