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The Doolin area is popular with cavers. The Fisherstreet Potholes are nearby, and Poll na gColm , 5km northeast of Lisdoonvarna, is Ireland's longest cave, with more than 12km of mapped passageways; see www.caving...
Hires out hundreds of sturdy bikes, which it'll deliver to your accommodation anywhere on the island. It's at the pier.
Patrick Burke is an expert on local cycling and can advise on routes that avoid crowds and reach seldom-visited ends of the island.
At the southern end of town is a spa well, with a sulphur spring, a Victorian pumphouse and a fine woodsy setting...
Offers classes for all ages and abilities. You can rent surfboards, wetsuits and gear, stand-up paddle boards and kayaks (€45 per half-day).
There's a well-stocked shop across from O'Donohue's pub where you can buy fishing tackle, walking maps, boogie boards and cheap sand buckets.
Champion surfer John McCarthy offers lessons and various multiday packages.
Offers lessons plus rents out boards and wetsuits (essential!).
Sports & Games
Gives lessons plus has a good live surf-cam on the website.
Lessons are held on various Clare beaches with transport included in the price.
History & Culture
'Gentle' walks visit historic sites while enjoying geologic and floral oddities.
Long-time guide Mary Howard leads groups on a variety of itineraries.
John Connolly offers a broad range of walks, from gentle to more strenuous.
Local Burren author Tony Kirby leads walks and archaeology hikes.
Ballyvaughan & Around
Bikes are a good way to explore the Burren, especially the seashore. These morning tours hit the still-quiet roads followed by a gourmet breakfast.
A splendid antidote to Ireland’s dismal beer scene (yeah, we know about Guinness but what about some variety, huh?) can be found right at the intersection of the Ennistymon (N85) and the Kilfenora (R481) roads in Ina...
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