Doonbeg is a charming small seaside village in West Clare.Â It got its name from the Irish, Dun Beag which means little fort as the village grew up around Doonbeg Castle.Â
Doonbeg is a wonderful base for touring County Clare as it is just 10km from Kilkee with its golden sandy beach and Waterworld Leisure Complex and is also within easy driving distance of other popular tourist towns of Lahinch (30km), Liscannor and Doolin in Clare.
It is easily accessible by road from Ennis or by the Ferry between Tarbert in North Kerry and Killimer in County Clare.Â
Radharc na hAbhann Holiday Homes is a delightful development (opened 2005) of bright andÂ modern cottages located in the heart of the quaint and picturesque village of Doonbeg in West County Clare.Â There are a 3 well renowned restaurants in the area, Morrisseys, Tubridys and Igoes.Â Also 2 excellent pubs for Traditional music sessionsÂ would be Madigans and Comerfords, also Tubridys have some live entertainments.
Each of the Cottages has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to six people in a master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a room with a double and a single bed and a single bedroom with a shared bathroom.Â There is also a guest toilet downstairs.
The open plan kitchen cum dining room is fully equipped with all modern conveniences including electric oven, microwave, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and all the necessary utensils, crockery and cutlery for your stay.Â
The sitting room is very comfortably furnished with a cozy suite of furniture, an open fire and a TV and DVD player.Â The perfect place to spend a relaxing evening in.Â
To the rear of these houses, the gardens overlook the Doonbeg River, which is where they got their name â€“ Radharc na hAbhann (view of the river).Â This is a wonderful setting to while away the long summer evenings.Â Â Â Â Â
Each of the houses has itâ€™s own private parking.Â
Small dogs are welcome on request. Please call through to our office to check pet friendly availability. This must be pre-arranged at soley at the owners discretion. Pets must be kept under control at all times. An additional fee of â‚¬30 (per pet per stay) is payable on departure for guests who wish to bring along their pet(s).
A security deposit of â‚¬100 euro must be paid in cash to the supervisor on arrival. Â This will be returned to you providing there have been no breakages or damages. Â
The beautiful Blue Flag sandy beach of White Strand lies just outside the village of Doonbeg and offers offers breathtaking views out across the Atlantic Ocean.Â It is ideal for swimming and walking.Â Â Â Â
The mouth of the River Shannon is home to Irelandâ€™s only resident community of bottlenose dolphins numbering approximately 100 members.Â The local dolphin watch tours boast a sighting rate of 98% during the months of May to August and operate from the towns of Kilrush and Carrigaholt.Â
The village of Doonbeg has recently become famous for its wonderful Links Golf Course.Â Doonbeg Golf Club plays along 1.5 miles of beach and dunes.Â The ocean is visible from the green, fairway, or tee of 16 of the 18 holes.Â For further information visitÂ www.doonbeggolfclub.com
Clare and its coastline offers some incredible walks including the Burren Walking Route which is a 26 mile (42 km) signposted walking trail from the town of Liscannor, along by the Cliffs of Moher, on to Doolin and into Ballyvaughan.Â Â Â
Kilkee offers some incredible diving spots with clear waters (average visibility of up to 12 metres) and an abundant marine life.Â Â Â
The Clare Equestrian Centre is located just outside Ennis and offers trekking and cross-country rides along with Pony Camps, lessons and much more.Â Beach Treks are also available locally.
Doughmore Strand and Spanish Point are particularly renowned locally for great surfing.Â
Every year, the village of Doonbeg is home to a Jazz Festival attracting musicians and visitors from all over the world (June Bank Holiday Weekend)
Willie Keane Memorial Weekend
This is a traditional music and dancing festival held in Doonbeg every October Bank Holiday Weekend.Â
The Cliffs of Moher
Within easy driving distance of Doonbeg are the world renowned Cliffs of Moher rising to over 215 m (700ft) and stretching for over 8km.Â
Kilkee WaterWorld Leisure Centre
WaterWorld is an indoor aqua adventure playground and one of the best leisure centres in the West of Ireland offering a selection of fun features to keep all the family amused.Â (Open seasonally)
The northwestern corner of County Clare features The Burren - a rock garden extending over more than 100 square miles of bare, pale, grey limestone interspersed with magnificent floral pockets and crevices.Â
Aillwee Cave is one of the west of Irelandâ€™s top tourist attractions with stalactites, stalagmites, relics of bears and Waterfall.Â Open daily from mid Marchâ€“ Oct.
The Aran Islands are one of the last outposts of Gaelic civilisation.Â They are stunningly beautiful and feature ancient relics of prehistoric civilisations.Â Daily boat trips operate from Doolin to all three of the Aran Islands.Get the full listing »