For some, a camping holiday is about relaxation and slowing down, for others its about trying new things, entertaining the kids and being on the move.
We in North Clare there are an abundance of things to do to cater for all tastes.
Things to Do in the Area
Clare has 11 golf courses ranging from world – renowned seaside links to parkland courses, providing a variety of challenges to any handicap. Most are playable all year round. The 18-hole championship course at Lahinch has the “Klondyke” and the “Dell” holes, numbered among the most famous in golf.
Trump International, formerly Doonbeg Golf Club, plays along 1.5 miles of beach and dunes. The ocean is visible from the green, fairway, or tee of 16 of the 18 holes. “Sand dunes like you’ll never see again, working hand in glove with the environmentalists.”
Other 18-hole courses in the region include, Ennis, Dromoland, Bodyke, Gort, Woodstock, Shannon, Kilkee, Kilrush, Doonbeg, Birr, Nenagh, Roscrea and Thurles. Spanish Point has a 9 hole course, as do Portumna and Templemore.
Pitch & Putt
There is an 18 Hole Pitch and Putt course beside campsite. With a back drop of the of The Cliffs of Moher, The Aran Islands and Doonagore Castle what better way to spend an hour or two. Visit Doolin Pitch & Putt website.
Increasingly popular walking routes can be followed on an organised basis or at your own pace. Walks, varying from one day to one week, are marked out with distinctive pointers. Detailed charts and information pamphlets are available. See Burren Guided Walks
Ireland’s traditional preoccupation with horses and horseriding is particularly evident throughout the Shannon Region.
Trail riding and treking are available in nearby. Horse riding can be arranged during your stay. Mountain View Horse Riding Centre Poulnagun, Lisdoonvarna, Ph- 085 757 8903 firstname.lastname@example.org, Willie Daly Riding Centre – 065 7074 185 or Clare Equestrian Centre – 065 684 3607
Doolin is a noted surfing destination. A break which generates Irelands biggest wave, ‘Aill Na Searrach’, was recently discovered at the base off the Cliffs of Moher. The wave features in the movie Waveriders. Crab Island is also a local surfing spot. There are surf schools in nearby Lahinch & Fanore. Lahinch surf School , Aloha Surf School, Fanore
The Clare coast line is famous for its shore angling which can be done at Doolin, Fanore, Liscannor and Lahinch. Deep sea angling can also be arranged locally. Boats can be chartered from Liscannor Bay, Miltown Malbay and Quilty,Kilrush Marina. These beaches provide good shore angling for pollock, bass and mackerel. O Callaghan Angling & Cruising
The wide-open spaces and hills are also ideal for cycling, with bike rental outlets in Doolin.
Lahinch Seaworld & Leisure Centre
Located on the promenade of Lahinch, County Clare, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Lahinch Seaworld & Leisure Centre boasts a state of the art Gym and Fitness Centre, and a 25 metre Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Kiddies Pool with a slide, along with other amenities.
Moher Hill Open Farm
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay and is much more than a fun family filled day out. This 14 acre open farm, which has been featured on RTE programmes, ensures that children and adults alike have an opportunity to learn about and interact with their favourite animals in breathtaking surroundings.
Glor Irish Music Centre
The Glor Irish Music Centre in Ennis, Co. Clare, the home of traditional music, opened in 2001. Glor is a state-of the art concert venue dedicated to the performance of traditional Irish music and will feature the country’s top musicians in a friendly yet intimate theatre setting. Nightly programmes suitable for tour operators seeking a new and exciting venue for groups and individuals. Restaurant and bar facilities available, also retail outlet. Spacious car/ coach parking provided.