Red Cliff Lodge is located on The Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Spanish Point Beach, close to the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Red Cliff Lodge is the perfect base for touring The Beautiful Burrren Region and exploring the scenic Loop Head Peninsula on the West Coast of Clare. Also Red Cliff Lodge is an ideal base for keen golfers situated beside Spanish Point 9 hole Golf Course and is positioned half way between Lahinch Championship Golf Course and nearby Doonbeg Trump International links golf course.
For more details on the wonderful area www.visitspanishpoint.ie
Surrounded by The Atlantic Ocean why not take a dip in the sea! – Red Cliff Lodge overlooks the beautiful Spanish Point. There are also a number of wonderful Leisure walks in Spanish Point such as the “San Marcos Walk” the San Marcos de Portugale sank off Mutton Island on 20th Sept 1588 and despite being a Portuguese vessel as part of the invading Spanish Armada this event named Spanish Point. We are happy to offer a complimentary list and guide to these walks during your stay. Walks range from 45 min – 1.5 hours)
Surfing Schools operate during the summer months and can be pre-booked outside of summer months (surfing equipment can be hired). Swimming is supervised by a lifeguard during the high season. Family friendly beaches can also be found all along the coast. White Strand in Miltown Malbay is minutes away, and Lahinch Beach is just 15 minute drive which also has a Pool and a seawater aquarium “Lahinch Seaworld”.
Spanish Point Golf Club was founded in 1896 and overlooks the broad Atlantic. This challenging 9 hole links course measures 5330 yards with a Par of 68/70 and a SSS of 67/69 and is suitable for all standards of golfers. It is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on the N67. Having changed and adapted over time, it is playable all year round. The clubhouse has spectacular, panoramic views and visitors can expect a warm welcome.
For further information and green fee and society rates telephone 065-7084198 or see www.spanishpointgolfing.com
The Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland are one of the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland. one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
Recently added Atlantic Edge Exhibition is a must see in the visitor centre
(Coast Line, Liscannor/Cliffs of Moher/Doolin, Co Clare 12km coastal path / Challenging, remote and exposed Clifftop trail)
Targeted at the more experienced walker, the newly constructed 12km coastal path takes walkers from Hags Head outside Liscannor Village along by the iconic Cliffs Of Moher and into the village of Doolin. Trailheads with mapboards and designated parking for walkers are located at Moher Sports Field outside Liscannor village, Doolin Community centre outside Doolin village, and at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.
Walkers are advised that the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk is a challenging, remote and exposed Clifftop trail, which requires high levels of fitness and an ability to adapt to changing and extreme weather conditions. Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk trail maps are available to download for free from www.discoverireland.ie
A special area / region which is quite unique. A spectacular array of wild flowers, archaeology and landscape. No matter what time of the year you visit there will be natural color from orchid to blue gentian. Enjoy the a walk as you explore the archaeology which hosts ring forts and tombs.
For most visitors main source of attraction is the landscape itself, the unique stone grey contrasting to the nearby seaviews and hills. The Limestone region hosts the most amazing cave systems It is also a paradise for birdwatchers. Daily walks from Ballyvaughan and we are happy to organise a local guide to make it even more interesting.
A perfumery shop hidden in the heart of The Burren in Carron, Co.Clare - ladies love it! Great for special gifts such as soaps, shower gels, shampoo. The working perfumery makes perfumes and cosmetics inspired by the landscape around and beautifully presented and wrapped.
Aproximated 25 km along the spectator coastal route taking in the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin are intriguing caves which is an ideal activity for a rainy day. A chance to see the subterranean Burren. See bear pits, stalactites and underground waterfalls. Sample their homemade organic cheeses, honey and fudge in their farm shop.
Burren Bird of Prey Centre has been educating and entertaining visitors with dynamic flying displays set against the dramatic Burren Landscape. The mission of the Centre is to aid the conservation of Birds of Prey through visitor awareness and education, whilst actively fund raising for Raptor conservation monitoring efforts within Ireland.
A new visitor centre at Caherconnell Stone Fort), situated 1km from Poulnabrone Dolmen on the main Corofin-Ballyvaughan road, offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well - preserved example of the stone ring forts, which are to be found in the Burren area. Ring forts such as Caherconnell are thought to have been inhabited from 400-1200A.D.
Famous group of three islands on the west coast of Ireland in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is more than just a holiday destination with accommodation for all budgets including Camping, Hostels, Bed and Breakfasts, and Hotels. The Islans can be reached by ferry from Doolin pier (close to the Cliffs of Moher)
The Three Islands are made of Limestone and resemble the landscape of the Burren. They are The 1,200 residents primarily speak Irish, but are also fluent in English. The names of the Aran Islands are: Inis Mor (Inishmore), Inis Meain (Inishmaan), and Inis Oirr (Inisheer) and here you will find the traditional Irish way of life. The “largest” is Inishmore — characterized by numerous important Celtic Monuments and churches, miles of stone walls, abundant wildlife and 8kms of Cliffs. Most people who visit hire bikes and cycle around the island exploring the various sights. Ferry crossings are daily times of crossings are available during your stay with us.
A drive to The Loop Head Peninsula on the West Coast of Clare with its wonderful scenery and rich heritage. Much of the history of the area has been recorded in various publications. For more information on Loop Head
Visitors can take a guided tour up the tower and go out onto the balcony, from where, weather permitting, you can see south as far as the Blasket Islands and north to the Twelve Pins in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Kilbaha, Kilrush, Co Clare www.loophead.ie
For those wish to to really explore the area The Long Way Round provide guided walks of one of the last truly unspoilt landscapes in Ireland. Join with nature and learn about the history, geology, botony and wildlife of Loop Head region of West Clare. With your guide Laura Foley gain access to areas of beauty which are otherwise inaccessible to visitors.
Loophead, Co Clare Phone: 086 4099624
Based in Kilbaha, on Loop Head, Co. Clare – This quaint Local Art, Crafts & Artisan produce is a real find! - A heritage centre and Tourist Information Point - on road to Lighthouse.
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