GPS:
    N 52°49.907
    W(-) 8°55.129

    Driving times:
  • Ennis town centre 5 mins.
  • Shannon Airport ~15 mins.
  • Bunratty 15 mins.
  • Craggaunowen 15 mins.
  • Quin Abbey 10 mins.
  • Cliffs of Moher 25 mins.
  • Limerick 20 mins.
  • Galway 45 mins.
  • Dublin 3 hrs

Cliffs of Moher

About County Clare

We're located in Doora, a 5 mins. drive from Ennis, and only 2 mins from the N18 Ennis bypass in Co. Clare, Ireland. Shannon Airport and Bunratty Castle are both only a couple of Minutes away. The click here will bring you to the page with maps of our location.
County Clare is well renowned for its natural beauty, for traditional Irish music and for the hospitality of the people. Our house is ideally located centrally to all the sights the county has to offer!

What to see in County Clare

Ennis has picturesque streets with colourful shop fronts, Ennis Co.Clarethe well preserved cloister ruins of Ennis Friary and Clare Abbey, the Glor Irish Music centre and the Clare Museum - all well worth a visit. A variety of traditional pubs provide traditional and contemporary evening entertainment. For dining out you also have a good choice between a number of restaurants and hotels in town.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park give an insight into Irish living in medieval and 19th century times. Knappogue Castle is surrounded by a beautiful Victorian walled garden. Medieval dinners are held in both castles.
Poulnabrone Dolmen The BurrenOnly a few minutes driving brings you to Quin Abbey, the best preserved abbey in Ireland's Mid-West region, and to Craggaunowen Stone Age Project featuring a reconstructed Iron Age lake-dwelling as well as Ring Forts in a quiet woodland setting.
The unusual Burren limestone area as well as the Cliffs of Moher are both less than 30 mins. away in Northwest Clare, while the Loop Head Peninsula in the little known West Clare area has one of the most breath taking cliff sceneries of Ireland.

What to do in County Clare

Walking: The Mid Clare Way Walking route - a 130 km loop - is passing near the house. If you like it less strenuous - quiet country lanes invite leisurely walking.
Golfing: The courses of Dromoland and Ennis are only a short drive away. But County Clare offers a variety of other golf courses for all tastes and abilities: the East Clare Golf Course, the courses in Kilrush, Kilkee, Doonbeg, Spanish Point and Lahinch. All of these courses are within half an hour from the house!Fishing in Clare
Riding: The Clare Equestrian Centre is in the same village and offering a wide variety of activities suiting all ages and levels of experience!
Angling: County Clare is a paradise for anglers with well stocked rivers and lakes in all areas. Sea fishing is possible from several ports along the coast, e.g. Kilkee, Carrigaholt, Quilty, Liscannor.
Swimming: Swimming pools are to be found in Ennis. The Atlantic beaches on the West coast in Kilkee, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay and Lahinch are all about 30-45 mins. away. Most of the beaches also offer excellent surfing!

How to find us

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From Shannon/Bunratty/Limerick:
Leave N18 motorway at the Ennis/Ennistymon/N85 Exit. Take the right lane (!) on the exit, this will take you into the first roundabout. Cross the bridge to next roundabout, from there follow signs to Quin. Follow this road to Doora (2 mins.), then proceed as outlined below. (Should you unfortunately have taken the left lane on the exit into the Ennis direction, please turn back on the next roundabout, about 300 mtrs down the 2-lane road)
From Gort/Galway:
Take the N18 in direction to Limerick. Leave the N18 Ennis bypass at the Ennis/Ennistymon (N85) Exit, follow signs to Quin. You'll get to Doora after about 2 mins. Proceed as outlined below.
From Ennis town/Cliffs of Moher:
Follow signs for Shannon Airport /Limerick-N85. Exit at Quin sign. Drive 1km to Doora.
In Doora:
In village turn right at graveyard/church. The house is on the right side, opposite the church.

GPS N 52°49.907 W(-) 8°55.129