Things to Do & See

Located in the heart from Milltown Malbay, enjoy this lovely quaint town and browse the beautiful shops around the town and meet the friendly locals … Traditional Music guaranteed nightly during the Summer Season in several Pubs

Your host John will be delighted to advise you on the many and varied attractions and places of interest both near and further afield. Or browse through our collection of books and brochures of the various places of interest at your leisure…

Miltown Malbay is ideally situated to base yourself during your holiday along The Wild Atlantic Way, West Clare. So many attractions are within a day trip,

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Willie Clancy Annual Summer School
10 days of Traditional Irish Music, Song and dance. First weekend in July annually.

Spanish Point Beach & the White Strand
Water sports, swimming, paddling, sunbathing, making sand-castles and shell collecting are just some of the activities at the beach – why not try your hand at picking periwinkles? Always a favourite occupation for young and old.

Cliff Top Pitch ‘n Putt & Games Room
On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking Spanish Point beach. Pool and video games also.

Spanish Point Flying Club
Take advantage of a flying Club on your doorstep – special introductory lesson available.

Dolphin Watching
From nearby Carrigaholt and from Kilrush, makes a lovely day trip. We will be happy to help with arrangements.

Ailwee Cave
Located in nearby Ballyvaughan, this stunning creation of nature was formed by the melt waters of a prehistoric ice age.

The Burren
This landscape which covers over 100 square miles is situated in North Clare on the western seaboard of Ireland. The region is visually similar to a moonscape yet shelters a mixture of flora and archaeological sites which have attracted visitors for centuries. Also visit the Burren Display Center in Kilfenora.

Cliffs of Moher
A visit to the Cliffs is a must, the cliffs of Moher are a principal attraction in Co. Clare.

Bunratty Castle
Today, the castle’s Great Hall hold a very fine collection of 14th to 18th century furniture, paintings, and wall hangings. The Great Hall also hosts “medieval banquets” complete with maids playing the harp, court jesters, food a la the middle ages, and mead (a honey wine favored by the Irish in the middle ages).

The Biddy Early Brewery
Ireland’s first pub brewery. It was opened in September 1995 and has been brewing a number of totally natural beers, successfully, ever since. The brewery’s success lies in the fact that customers can come in, watch their beer being made and even take part!

Leamenah Castle
The ruined castle and manor house of Leamaneh lies at the junction of the Ballyvaughan, Corofin and Kilfenora roads. It was the residence of one Máire Rua, a formidable lady for that or any other time.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
The Matchmaking Festival takes place every year during September and October in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland.

Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Between the years 1850 and 1880 an estimated 112,000 people emigrated from Co. Clare. Emigration has created a Clare Diaspora which has resulted in millions of people world-wide who can trace their ancestry to County Clare. Many thousands of people seek a greater understanding of the lives of their ancestors, and an awareness of their own personal heritage.

Fortfield Farm Agricultural Zoo, Killimer, and more…
Fortfield Farm Attraction is designed for educational and entertainment visits.

Aran Islands
This collection of three islands is about 30 miles out in Galway Bay and are accessible by plane or the Doolin Ferry.

Doolin
Both the visitor’s centre and O’Briens tower monument are open all year round. The truly spectacular drive along the coast road between the cliffs of Moher and Doolin (just off the N478) is one you’ll surely never forget.

Dining

Dining in West Clare? you’ll be spoiled for choice…

From quick and easy take-aways to pub-grub to fine dining, we are spoiled for choice. Too many to name them all, here is a selection of nearby eateries.

  • Pearl Restaurant, Armada Hotel
  • Bellbridge Hotel Restaurant
  • The Bakehouse Restaurant in Milltown Malbay
  • Cogan’s Bar in Milltown Malbay
  • O’Loughlins Bar in Milltown Malbay
  • The Yard
  • Barrtra Seafood Restaurant
  • and more….
Activities

Along the Wild Atlantic Way there is so much to do

Spanish Point Golf Links
A challenging 9 hole course on the Spanish Point sand dunes… walking distance

Lahinch Golf Club
What strikes you most about the tiny seaside village amid the spectacular scenery of West Clare is that everyone is consciously aware of the historical importance of golf. The special atmosphere manifests itself as you stroll around meeting the local people, whether in their tweed and souvenir shops or in the pubs, playing their traditional music. 15 minute drive

Doonbeg Golf Course
Doonbeg Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman. Classic links on the Atlantic ocean, 20 minute drive

The Music Makers of West Clare
While visiting the West of Ireland , why not take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this story of traditional music, song and dance.

Whitewater Surf School
Surfing on the wild atlantic way coast view.

Friels Pub
Why not visit this old traditional pub which is world famous for it trad sessions

Walking
walk along the beautiful coast line at the white strand during the summer

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