What to see and what to do in Liscannor on the West Coast of County Clare
Liscannor & The Cliffs of Moher
Whether as a base for touring the West coast of Ireland, or for a restful break to enjoy the local attractions, Liscannor is perfectly placed for your stay. Sights include a medieval church and the remains of a castle built by the O'Connors and stronghold of the O'Briens. John B.Holland, inventor of the submarine, was born in Liscannor!
A good selection of recommended restaurants, pubs and hotels are available in the village - all just a couple of hundred meters from Carrig House. Chinese, Fish &Chips and Pizza Take-awaysare all available for those living on a budget.
The Liscannor Stone & Rock Shop:
Liscannor Stone is the name given to a variety of 300 million year old flagstones and sandstones that are risen from the lands in the region. The stone bears the fossil tracks of Marine animals that lived millions of years ago. The Visitors Centre includes an audio-visual display that highlights the fascinating history of Liscannor stone and the 'Rock Shop' which displays precious and semi-precious stones from Ireland and all over the world. Almost everyone of the Earth's natural treasures is on sale here.
The world renowned Cliffs of Moher are only minutes away. With its breath-taking views once you visit you will see why it remains one of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. Walk along the clifftop on the Liscannor to Doolin cliffwalk, visit the state-of-the-art visitor center or experience the cliffs from the sea on the boat which departs from the local pier at Liscannor or from Doolin on regular trips.
What to do
If you are a golfer North Clare has much to offer. There are a number of excellent courses, the most famous being The Links Course at Lahinch, on which the South of Ireland Golf Championship is played annually, in the Summer. Lahinch also has the 18-hole Castle Course. More challenging courses are nearby- in Gort, Spanish Point, Doonbeg, Kilkee and Kilrush.
Swimming & Surfing
The beach in Lahinch is famous with surfers from all over the world. It is also a great beach for swimming and walking. Especiallly children will enjoy the Seaworld (Swimming Pool & Aquarium) at the Strand promenade.
Walking & Cycling
Small, quiet side roads invite cycling! The Burren Way is a long distance trail through the Burren connecting Lahinch and Ballyvaughan with the Burren National Park - but is only one of the many short and long walks criss-crossing the Burren landscape. Guided Tours in the Cliffs of Moher/Burren region available
There are numerous fishing lakes and rivers in the area. The areas around and Liscannor are noted for rockfishing in the Atlantic. Sea Fishing Trips can be arranged from Liscannor harbour.
Castles, Historical monuments, Abbeys, Museums, picturious village and towns...and so much more!
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We organize guided half and full day tours of the sights in County Clare and the West of Ireland!
Pitch & Putt- only a few minutes from the house
The Pubs in Doolin (15 min.) are famous worldwide, and Setdancers go to Kilfenora (15 min.) home of the Kilfenora Ceili Band!
The Cliffs of Moher offer excellent views of breeding seabirds such as kittiwakes, puffins, razorbills, fulmars and guillemots.