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Recent County Clare reviews

  • Beautiful, modern and well furnished house.

    "The house is exactly as listed. It feels very new and is very modern in its amenities. It was thoughtfully furnished with lots of nice extras like games, movies, music CD's, etc. The owners, Chris and Olive were wonderful. They also own a restaurant within walking distance which had the best food of any place in town (and we ate at them all!). We even had a glitch with our flight home and they rearranged some things to let us stay an extra night. The house is 5 stars and was very reasonable compare with similar properties we looked at."
    Guest: Steve J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Perfect!!!

    "We simply could not have imagined a more perfect place to stay for our visit to Ireland! Good friends who know Ireland well, when they knew our stay would be short and would have to pick only one place to see, recommended 'the west of Ireland'. As my friend Kathy said 'it's the most beautiful place on earth' and I can say I agree. Another friend, Padraic (from Dublin, now living in the states) suggested someplace near Doolin and the cliffs. Matt's family has a house they rent off the coast of Maine through VRBO so we started our search at their website and came upon your cottage. The cottage is perfect. So warm and inviting with all the books and the comfy couches in the living room and the fireplace. It was great that there was no TV!! I love how it is set up with a bathroom in every bedroom. Just perfect to have people stay. You must have great family/friend gatherings there. Even washing dishes was a joy, looking out over the pastures!! We loved the story of the house and of your relative's trip and letter about her thoughts about the area where the house now stands. Her letter was so descriptive and poetic!! And the cliffs...I couldn't even believe I was actually standing there. And thank you for having all of the Wellies...there was even a pair that fit Matt's size 13s! Every person we came in contact was so wonderful. From the man who helped us find the house when we got kind of turned around, to the woman at Mchugh's who helped as well, to the people in Kenny's Woolen Mill store in Lahinch where we spent a couple of hours trying to select gifts for ourselves and people back home and felt like we had known the people in the shop for years!! We met Kitty as we were leaving and learned that she has family in West Newton, MA where we are from! A very small world indeed. I've told my two sisters about the cottage and the wonderful time we had and we are hoping to put together a trip in a couple of years, once we get finished with all the graduations and weddings next year! Thank you again for sharing your cottage."
    Guest: Jan Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
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  • Amazing and Intimate!

    "Frank and Marian have a wonderful cottage! And they are just the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. The views of the village and ocean from the cottage are simple breathtaking. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon with the only plan that Doolin would be our starting point. Marian was super and gave us really great advice as to where to spend our days for an authentic and fun experience. As well as how to avoid tourist traps. I highly suggest eating at the Roadford House. The food is to die for! Frank is a fantastic chef! The cottage was a great place as a central point for driving all around the county. You can find something to do everyday. It was an amazing experience that we hope to repeat in the future."
    Guest: Samantha N. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Wonderful Wonderful!!

    "Highly recommend Heron Cottage! Was a fantastic home, surrounded by peace and beauty with a lot to do...from long walks, to the local pub to the fantastic Russell Gallery and neighboring towns. We stayed at Heron Cottage for the week, and it was perfect! Got to see enough, but also incredibly relaxing. Gerry and his wife are kind and on top of taking care of everything. Would LOVE to get back to this location!!"
    Guest: Larry R. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 27, 2015
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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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