Cliffs of Moher Cruises
The Cliffs of Moher stand over 200m above the Atlantic – some of the
highest cliffs in Europe. Their scale and beauty can only be truly
appreciated when viewed from sea level. A Cliff Cruise will take you
on a voyage of discovery along this 8km shoreline – truly an
experience not to be missed!
schedule is tide and weather dependent. Typically sailing are 1:30pm
and 5:30pm from Doolin pier.
Discover the Aran Islands
The Jack B also departs daily from Doolin for a trip to Inis Oirr
which usually lasts about 4 hours, depending on the tide. This
charming island is the closest to Doolin, with only a 25 minute
crossing. It has a population of 300 approx. and an area of around 2
miles x 2 miles. Inis Oírr boasts one of Ireland’s most beautiful
beaches with glistening crystal clear waters which are very safe to
swim in. Bikes can be hired at the pier, trips by Pony and Trap,
knitting lessons, a visit to the arts and cultural centre.
Visitors to the cave are taken by friendly, informative guides through
1.3 km of passageway lit by a state of the art lighting system. Along
the concrete paved route, stops are made to view animal remains,
waterfalls and numerous cave formations. Time is also spent by our
guides explaining to visitors how the forces of nature carved the cave
out of the Burren limestone – a process which started over one million
years ago. The visitor will cross bridges and descend steps to
experience the magical and mysterious atmosphere of the underground
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre invites you to explore the world
beneath the waves and discover the awesome wealth of the Atlantic
Ocean in a thrilling and dramatic way. You can come eye to eye with
some rare and spine chilling fish species as they surround you in this
incredible and exciting aquarium. We promise it will be an experience
you will never forget...
Lahinch seaworld and Leisure Centre boasts a 25m indoor deck level
heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and Kiddies Pool.
& Folk Park
Park, recreates rural and urban life in 19th century Victorian
Ireland. There is an extensive array of vernacular buildings;
indicative of all of the social strata from the poorest one roomed
dwelling to Bunratty House, a fine example of a Georgian residence for
the gentry. Traditional jobs and crafts are also represented, milling,
the forge, pottery, printing, baking, farming etc.
characters that recreate the traditions and lifestyle of a bygone age
animate the Folk Park.
Take a boat tour to meet the Shannon Dolphins.
Ireland's only resident
group of bottlenose dolphins live in the Shannon Estuary. There are
over 100 of these magnificent mammals and they can be observed, on
most days, feeding, traveling or playing in the Estuary. The dolphins
can be best viewed from the boats that undertake special tours and
every encounter with the dolphins is different, determined by the
dolphins themselves. In the interest of the dolphins, the boats
operate to a code of standards. A special experience!
Walking on the beach from, the battlement to the bridge and back,
covers a distance of 4 Kms., are very popular every day tourist
activities, as indeed are bathing, swimming and exercising the dog.
(with strict controls) Because the sand on the beach is so clean it is
a paradise for children. Since the inception of the European Blue Flag
award by the European Parliament and FEEE, Lahinch Beach has been the
recipient of this important environmental award.
Trail riding and treking are available in nearby Ennistymon and
several other places around Co. Clare. The Burren is an ideal region
to explore on horseback. There are many options including lake and
beach trails, and also the ancient Burren Highways or "Green Roads".
Day-long, three-day and week-long trails are available.
The wide-open spaces and hills are also ideal for cycling, with bike
rental outlets in many towns. Clare
offers some of the finest coastal scenery, inland charms, historic
monuments & dramatic landscape contrasts found in the county. Taking
time to cycle & walk this region will give you the greatest insight
into just what it is that makes Ireland so unique.
Diving / Snorkling
This has become a very popular activity in Clare in recent years and
the area boasts some of the best diving on the West Coast of Ireland.
The clean clear waters off the Atlantic coast are perfect snorkelling
and scuba diving. A little further afield, there are shark, skate and
tope to test the mettle of the deep sea enthusiast.
The Clare coast line is famous for it's shore angling which can be
done at Fanore, Doolin, Liscannor and Lahinch. Deep sea angling can
also be arranged locally. Boats can be chartered from: Kilrush Marina,
Liscannor Bay, Miltown Malbay, Quilty and from many places along the
Shannon Estuary including Killaloe, Portumna Mountshannon. All of
these beaches provide good shore angling for pollock, bass and