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From surfing to music to magnificent beach walks, you’ve got it covered when you stay in Lahinch. This slice of seaside heaven is the ideal destination for that overdue break, even if the only surfing you do is on the Internet.
Travel up the Clare coast to Lahinch from the unforgettable Cliffs of Moher, and you’ll discover a sweeping stretch of glorious strand. The broad golden expanse is 1.6km long with an inviting promenade following the curve of a horseshoe bay. Surfers extol the wonders of its waves, but everyone from turbo-charged toddlers to solitary strollers will appreciate this beach.
Lahinch is a name familiar to golfers, who have either discovered the delights of its famous golf course, or have it on their wish list. Nicknamed the "St. Andrews of Ireland" by devotees, Lahinch Golf Club is home to the crowning glory of Irish links golf, which features among Golf magazine’s 50 best courses in the world.
It may not have the climate of Hawaii, but Lahinch certainly compares well when it comes to the quality of its surf. Experienced surfers already know all about Lahinch, but if you are a novice, this is a great place to get hooked on the sport. The surf schools are internationally renowned, making this a buzzing spot for a surf break, and the “apres surf” is pretty good too.
Take a 20-minute boat ride from Kilrush and you will land in a completely different world. Scattery Island is a historic curiosity, home to the ruins of a 6th-century monastic settlement founded by St. Senan, as well as the house where Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) cofounder Michael Cusack was born. The Michael Cusack Centre is a fascinating experience in living history.
Launched in 2009 to commemorate the centenary of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, the Kilfenora Music Festival takes place in April. Based in the home of Irish céilí, the festival focuses on set-dancing, legendary music sessions in the pubs, as well as an open-air céilí featuring the mighty Kilfenora Céilí Band in Kilfenora Square.
You don’t have to be a surfer to take to the water: Lahinch is a really safe place for people of all ages to try sea kayaking. Head to the White Strand during the summer months to have a go, or attempt stand-up paddle boarding for a workout with a view.
The Burren has one of the most unique collections of flora in the world, and a great way to discover more about it is at the Burren in Bloom Festival throughout May. Illustrated talks and guided walks give you insights into the Burren and its development, and how it continues to remain a source of great botanical interest.
Traditional Irish music is the lifeblood of this community, and the Willie Clancy Summer Festival every July is one of the best ways to experience it. Based in Miltown Malbay, 13 km from Lahinch, the festival showcases Clare’s rich heritage of music, arts, and language with a celebration of the genius of local piper Willie Clancy.
For both shore and deep-sea fishing, the area around Lahinch is renowned. Irish records have been broken for bass (more than 8kg) at Doonbeg, and there are prime locations for porbeagle and blue shark off Green Island. Sheltered by the nearby Cliffs of Moher, the bay near Lahinch prime sea-angling territory for everything from bream to wrasse.
Take to two wheels for The Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge an annual cycling sportive (that’s a mass-participation cycling event to you and I) led by cycling great Stephen Roche. Starting and ending at the promenade in Lahinch, you have a choice of 40km or 80km, taking in the Burren and the magnificent Atlantic coast.
1.6km from Lahinch
Stay in a luxury Lahinch holiday home in the seaside resort town on the west coast of County Clare. This holiday home is perfect for that unforgettable family vacation, and Lahinch is a colourful holiday destination that’s sure to be enjoyed by all the family.
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When you visit the beautiful seaside resort town of Lahinch on the west coast of County Clare, stay at this modern holiday home, which commands breathtaking views of the surrounding area and is only a short stroll from the town. The hoilday home does NOT accept pets.
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2.5km from Lahinch
This delightful 4-star holiday home is located in a beautiful coastal area of Liscannor in County Clare. It is perfect for a family holiday, a romantic break or even if you just want to relax and unwind in style, away from the stresses of everyday life. It has three bedrooms (one master bedroom en suite) that can accommodate up to five people, with three single beds and one double bed.
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1.9km from Lahinch
Enjoy 4-star accommodation in a charming holiday home in Lahinch, County Clare - one of Ireland's best-loved holiday resorts. Each house offers the very best of accommodation in a superb setting, with all the attractions and amenities of Lahinch on your doorstep.
1.8km from Lahinch
These 4-star, semi-detached holiday homes are located just 3 minutes' walk from Lahinch town in County Clare and offer superb accommodation. Lahinch is an ideal base for touring County Clare. Take a day or two to explore the breathtaking Aran Islands, see the Atlantic waves crash against the mighty Cliffs of Moher, or explore the Burren.
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1.7km from Lahinch
A broad range of holidaymakers are catered for at this purpose-built holiday complex just outside the holiday haven of Lahinch, County Clare. Enjoy 4-star luxury in the spectacular west of Ireland, a perfect location for holidays based on activities, touring, or just sheer relaxation.
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1.3km from Lahinch
For excellent accommodation in the lively town of Lahinch in County Clare, stay at one of these beautifully maintained, contemporary holiday homes in a tranquil setting just 5 minutes' walk from Lahinch Beach. Each open-plan holiday home features a modern, fully-equipped kitchen and a living area with a charming open fireplace. There are three bedrooms with the capacity to sleep five comfortably.
3.6km from Lahinch
This beautiful, renovated cottage is situated in the townland of Teeraghbeg, 1 mile from the village of Liscannor, 5 miles from the seaside town of Lahinch, and 10 miles from the famous Cliffs of Moher. The cottage is set on its own grounds, with wonderfully calming views of the neighbouring countryside and the Atlantic Ocean.
The seaside village of Liscannor in north-west Clare provides a real escape from it all, where you can enjoy an exceptional standard of accommodation in a holiday cottage overlooking the Atlantic. These detached dormer-style Liscannor holiday homes contain three bedrooms, a combined kitchen/dining area with doors leading to a patio area, and a bright and spacious living room with wooden floors and an open fireplace.
Carved by the Atlantic waves, the 210-metre Cliffs of Moher in West Clare are just 10 minutes west of the lovely seaside village of Liscannor, where these holiday homes are situated. Each property can accommodate seven people. Bed linen is supplied free. While staying in this beautiful development, take the opportunity to explore the rugged scenery of County Clare. Attractions to visit include the Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Cave, the Burren, and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Angling, horseriding, golf, and pitch and putt can all be enjoyed locally.
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