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Recent County Clare reviews

  • Outstanding Rental, Gorgeous Environs

    "David's cottage was a dream rental -- beautifully situated, impeccably maintained, close enough to everything but on a quiet road with little traffic. Amazing sunsets, lovely pastoral views of fields with rocks and rainbow-colored cows (one of my favorite things -- in the US, all cows in a herd tend to be the same color ... boring). Spent a week at the cottage inFanore during my birthday tour of County Clare (my namesake) and highly recommend this location as a jumping off point for day trips. If you visit, be sure to visit O'Donoghue's pub for some of the tastiest fish & chips ever. Cottage has a huge, private master BR with a sitting area, and a loft area upstairs perfect for kids."
    Guest: seestarrs Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: December 19, 2014
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  • We Left Our Hearts in Ireland!

    "We just finished a two week trip through Ireland and stayed at Stone House for one of those weeks. It did not take us long to realize that we should have stayed both weeks there. It was truly fabulous! Exactly as advertised and so much more! We were able to take numerous day trips out of Fanore, Cliffs of Mohr, walking trails in the Burren, pubs in Doolin, County Mayo, Bunratty and then come home to Stone House. Perfect location and the sunsets were beyond belief. Vasco's was fabulous, their goat cheese flat bread was wonderful but their berry sponge cake was to die for, and then there were the cappuccinos; and the fish 'n chips at O'Donoghue's Pub were great! But, take your appetite as the portions are huge! The house is a short walk to both and it was good to walk off the meals on the way back to the house! Very friendly and welcoming to everyone. Anna was a joy to talk with and a great help to tell us places to go and see. If you have any questions about the house or the area she will be your go to person. She just lives a couple of houses up the road. I know people write reviews and you don't know whether to believe them or not, but I have been renting from Home Away now for at least 12 years and have only been disappointed once and that was a trip to New York but it all got worked out. But this was probably the easiest rental I have done. The owners were wonderful to work with, fast, efficient and the wealth of information they shared before our trip was priceless. Their suggestions on tea houses, shopping, markets, pubs was invaluable and the house was truly wonderful. The grounds are beyond anything I've seen and the weather was spectacular. Everyone was talking about how great the weather was. The bottom line is, if you are thinking about a trip to Ireland, please put the Stone House on your list, you will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Linda T. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • GREAT STAY!

    "Lovely,comfortable little apartment. Beautiful area and wonderful hosts."
    Guest: JANZAK Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 11, 2014
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  • Fantastic stay at the Aisling Cottage

    "Our year long anticipated trip to Ireland was far greater than we could have imagined. One week of travel and doing some family geneology was a total joy. But what capped off the entire three weeks was the last two spent in County Clare at the Aisling cottage. Ireland is fantastic, the west coast magnificent , the Burren mystical and the Aisling cottage pulled it all together. It was truly what we had hoped for in Ireland. The cottage itself could not have had a better feel and the hospitality and welcoming attitude of Sean and Connie made the stay so comfortable. They clearly go above and beyond to assure your comfort and enjoyment. We would definitely plan an additional extended stay at the Aisling Cottage if we are fortunate enough to return to Ireland. Thank you, Sean and Connie for a great experience. Anne Mullen and John Blumenstiel"
    Guest: John and Anne B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
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County Clare Travel Tips

Clare Vacation Rentals of the West Coast

Dreaming of Ireland, you might be picturing tall cliffs, moors, and grassland that run for miles. There is a natural beauty that makes up Ireland, and more specifically County Clare. County Clare is a large section of Ireland on the western coast, almost opposite Dublin’s eastern location. With such an expanse of country to see, you will want to have Clare vacation rentals near the sites you wish to visit. At VRBO, you can find Clare accommodations in the form of house rentals or Clare cottages. There is something for every taste, from the simple to luxurious, all with fully equipped kitchens. Once you have found the perfect rental, your anticipation for seeing Irish Dance, listening to the local music, and visiting the colorful shops will be hard to contain.

A Clare Accommodation Near the Rivers of County Clare

Knowing when to visit your Clare accommodation is imperative so that you can enjoy all the entertainment and attractions the area has to offer. Being located on the west coast means you have the sea as well as other beautiful landscapes to enjoy. The Atlantic Ocean may be a little cold and located several feet below the green cliffs of the region, but it is beautiful nonetheless. It is possible to see sea birds and other wildlife along the cliffs. Also in Country Clare is the River Shannon to the southeast which is Ireland’s longest river. One very unique section in Clare is the Burren running along the karst region with magnificent flower displays and interesting fauna. To see the beauty of Clare, you must travel during the summer months of July and August. This is also when the rainfall begins to increase, though October and November often have more rainfall. The weather is warmer for those long walks you might wish to take.

Points of Interest by Clare Cottages

Traveling to Ireland will require that you see some of the more important locations in County Clare. Some of the Clare Cottages will be located an hour from the Cliffs of Moher out in the wilds of Ireland. However, as long as you have a car, you can see the Cliffs, Doolin, Ballyea Waterfall, Spanish Point, and Scattery Island. Each one of these places of interest are a must-see for any trip into the county. Doolin, for example, is a coastal village which borders the spa town of Lisdoonvarna. It is considered the center for traditional Irish music. Doonagore Castle and Ballinalacken Castle are also within driving distance of Doolin. If you visit Ireland, you will want to take in at least one castle as they date back to the Iron Age.

Pubs and Music of Clare

County Clare has a long history with traditional music. The county has been and is home to many bands like Kilfenora Ceili Band, Sharon Shannon, and Eoin O’Neill. With such traditions, it may be hard for you to use the kitchen at Clare vacation rentals because you will want to experience true Ireland. Most of the pubs will provide live music each night, and more specifically during the weekends. With a good lager and great music, it is impossible not to want to be part of the magic of Ireland and County Clare. If possible, Berrylodge Restaurant or Walsh’s Traditional Pub are two places you need to visit. Fresh seafood and Irish fare will be on the menus there.

Examining the Earlier Civilizations in Clare

Archeologists have found a great deal of history belongs to the shores of Clare. The earliest known civilization was from the Neolithic age, though its name is unknown. These people left remnants behind such as the ancient Dolmen and single-chamber megalithic tombs. Like Stonehenge, the tombs are usually upright stones, similar to those at the Burren region. You may even be able to hear whispers of the ancient language, Gaelic. You can imagine that the past is speaking to you at these magical sites.

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