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Liscannor is a pretty village on the west coast of Co. Clare, at the end of Liscannor Bay. Perched just 4km from the Cliffs of Moher, with Lahinch to the east, and Doolin to the north, it is known as the birthplace of engineer and submarine pioneer John Philip Holland and as the home of Liscannor slate.
Aimed seasoned walkers, the newly launched 12km Cliffs of Moher coastal path brings walkers from Hag’s Head outside Liscannor Village along by the celebrated Cliffs Of Moher and into the village of Doolin. Trailheads with mapboards and designated parking for walkers can be found at Moher Sports Field outside Liscannor village, Doolin Community centre outside Doolin village, and at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.
You can fish from the pier at Liscannor or at Liscannor beach, which is located just before the pitch and putt course on the road to Lahinch. Fish from the shore for bass and flounder. Lugworm and sandeel are best in early flood to high water.
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is a 14-acre open farm overlooking Liscannor Bay . Resident animals include Leroy the llama, Andy the alpaca, and Ozzie the ostrich, as well as a variety of traditional Irish farm animals. Children can feed the animals with animal food provided or participate in bottle feeding. A wide range of all-weather activities is provided.
Just outside Liscannor on the road to the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock Shop and presentation centre combines a miniature waterfall, a restaurant, and tea room. It presents an interesting display of fossils and collectible rocks, and offers a fascinating audio-visual history of quarrying in the area and the properties of the various flagstones extracted from quarries in the Liscannor-Moher region.
Cill MacCreiche (Kilmacreehy) Church is one of Clare’s oldest ecclesiastical ruins. Built by St. MacCreiche in the sixth century, the church contains remains of a nave and a chancel, with a porch on the south side and a bell chamber on the west gable.
Located close to the Cliffs of Moher in a very scenic area, there is an ancient cemetery in which the Uí Bhrian, the Kings of Dál gCais, are buried. Below the cemetery is a well enclosed in a little house full of votive offerings such as holy pictures, rosaries, medals, and personal items left by pilgrims.
Liscannor Harbour is home to several fishing vessels and smaller boats, which use it is a launching site for sea fishing/recreational sports. In summer, a ferry service operates from Liscannor Harbour to the base of the Cliffs of Moher as well as to the Aran Islands.
Situated south of the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre is O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru. A local landowner, O’Brien was a visionary who believed that tourism would improve the local economy and lift the local population out of poverty.
When you reach the southern end of the Cliffs of Moher you will see an unusual rock formation whose resemblance to a female profile lent it the name Hag’s Head. Local legend has many tales of an old hag or witch. Often described as the darker side of the golden fire goddess Brigit, she is called Mal at Hag’s Head.
There is a wide variety of golf courses within easy driving distance of Liscannor. The closest are at Lahinch and Spanish Point. You could also try Doonbeg, Ennis, Woodstock, or Dromoland.
3.3km from Liscannor
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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3.2km from Liscannor
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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0.9km from Liscannor
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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3.5km from Liscannor
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.
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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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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2.9km from Liscannor
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.
1.9km from Liscannor
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.
0.1km from Liscannor
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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