There is an abundance of activites to keep you going on your visit to County Clare. Whatever you are looking for you are sure to find it here. Be it traditional Irish music and dancing in Kilfenora, exploring the wild and wonderful landscape of County Clare or relaxing with a nice round of Golf, County Clare has it all.

Carran Turlough in Winter

As the rainfails the incumbent river, the Castletown river, overflows and becomes the Carran Turlough. As the rains subside, the porous limestone rock absorbs the excess water and the ‘lake’ disappears. How cool is that??!!!

Carran Turlough in Summer

Carran is home to Europes largest ‘vanishing’ lake, more commonly known as a turlough. The lake appears and disappear depending on the level of rainfall, and is home to a rich biodiversity of ferns, ancient forest and plants.

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Caving and Adventure Courses
  • Pony Trekking/Pet Farms
  • Guided Tours of the Burren
  • Golf/Pitch and Putt

Water Activities

  • Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Swimming Pools
  • Coastal Tours of the Burren
  • Deep-sea Angling
  • Lake Fishing

Best Pubs

  • Cassidys, Carran
  • Linnanes, Kilfenora
  • Vaughans, Kilfenora
  • Nagles, Kilfenora
  • ODonoghoes, Fanore
  • McDermotts, Doolin
  • McHughs, Liscannor
  • Kennys, Lahinch
  • O’Conners, Doolin

Best Restaurants

  • Byrnes, Ennistymon
  • L’Arco, Ballyvaughan
  • Burren Fine Wine and Food, Corksscrew Hill,, Ballyvaughan
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