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Self Catering Cottage Kilshanny Burren Co. Clare Ireland

Holiday Cottage Kilshanny Burren

Location of Grove Cottage

The cottage is located in the quiet countryside 2kms from Kilshanny. For driving directions please use the map on this page.
GPS
52.9955279 (52° 59' 43.90'' N)
-9.2813285 (9° 16' 52.78'' W)

Distances:

  • Shannon Airport 45 mins
  • Dublin Airport 3 hrs
  • Ennistymon, Doolin, Kilfenora 10-15 mins
  • Pub in Kilshanny 2kms - 15 mins. walk
  • Super market, post office, bank, shops & pubs, restaurants and takeaways in Ennistymon 10-15 mins

Nearby villages:

  • Kilshanny - This tiny village has a church and a pub and is just 5 mins. away
  • Kilfenora - is a small charming village on the southwest edge of the Burren region and is well known as a visitor gateway to the area. The interpretative centre in the village unfolds the mysteries and delights of the area in an entertaining and informative way. A 12th century cathedral and numerous well preserved high crosses can be found in the centre of the village.
  • Lisdoonvarna - is Ireland's only active spa centre in Ireland, boasting a Victorian pump house, sauna, massage room and mineral baths. The town is also home to the 150 year old Matchmaking Festival, which takes place every year during September and October. Attracting thousands from around the world, the festival offers music, dancing and horse racing
  • Doolin - is famous for its colorful pubs with lively sessions in the evenings and is also starting point for the ferry to the Aran Islands and the boat trips to the Cliffs of Moher

An ideal place to explore the Burren and the North of Co.Clare!

The view towards the sea

Grove Cottage is located in beautiful North Clare countryside, near to the rural village of Kilshanny (2kms). The sea can be spotted in the distance, all touristic sites in this part of Clare are just a short drive away.

What to do nearby:

  • Walking & Cycling - Spend restful hours on the quiet roads around the house. Small forests are adjacent to the cottage and scattered throughout the area; marked cycling routes pass very near the house. Bikes can be stored in adjacent shed.
  • Hiking - The Burren eco park offers a variety of marked walking trails, many on the old "green roads" - the best way to explore this unique landscape! An exciting new trail leads along the Cliffs of Moher from Doolin to Liscannor. More about walking in the West of Clare here...
  • Bathing, surfing and sea kayaking - The near sandy beaches in Lahinch and Fanore are famous for all these activities, surfing schools provide lessons and the necessary equipment. An indoor swimming pool (also with sea aquarium) is located on the Lahinch strand promenade.
  • Angling - the lakes in the Burren are perfect for trout fishing, while sea charters from Liscannor and Doolin offer exciting adventures for days angling out in the Atlantic!
  • Golfing - there are two courses in Lahinch (15 mins) and a variety of other courses within short driving distances - Spanish Point, Doonbeg, Kilkee, among others.

Walking along the Cliffs of Moher

Day trips & visits:

  • Aran Islands & the Cliffs of Moher - Doolin harbour is the starting point for the ferry to the Aran Islands, a day trip which shouldn't be missed. A few minutes south of Doolin are the mighty Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's most famous landmark. The Cliffs can also be explored by boat from Doolin, or by foot on an exciting new walk along the cliff edge - saving you the parking fees at the visitor centre!
  • Exploring the Burren - The Burren is internationally famous because of its beautiful limestone landscapes and the remarkable flora as well as its rich archaeological heritage. It is the finest example of a karstic terrain in Ireland, with a full assemblage of the curious landforms and subterranean drainage systems that characterise these limestone terrains. The area also hosts 70 wedge-tombs (the most famous of them being Poulnabrone Dolmen), ring forts, caves (most notable Aillwee & Doolin Cave), castles (Leamenagh Castle) and a network of field walls and hut circles. The Burren Display centre in Kilfenora (15 mins) provides an insight into the mysteries of the region and should be your first stop on your trip.
  • Loop Head Peninsula - The scenic roundtrip 'Loop Head Drive', which starts from Kilkee, leads along the spectacular, rugged coastline to Loop Head Lighthouse. As well as breath taking cliff walks with views on wild scenery, ruined promontory forts and early oratories there are many more sights not to miss, a natural bridge (Bridges of Ross), the Moneen Church with its 'Little Ark', a wooden mobile hut, which once served as a church in earlier times, as well as a number of rare birds, whales, dolphins and seals.
  • Visting the "Father Ted" locations - Location work for the famous "Father Ted" TV series was done mostly in County Clare, including locations at Corofin, Ennis, Kilfenora, Ennistymon, and Kilnaboy. The Parochial House is McCormack's at Glenquin, on the Boston road from Kilnaboy. The 'Very Dark Caves' featured in "The Mainland" were the Aillwee caves.


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