Welcome to Lisdoonvarna
Lisdoonvarna (Lios Dún Bhearna), often just called 'Lisdoon', is well known for its mineral springs. For centuries people have been visiting the local spa to swallow its waters. Posh during Victorian times, the town is more down at heel today, but friendly, good-looking and far less overrun than Doolin
Top experiences in Lisdoonvarna
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Limerick
At 9:30am, you'll meet your private guide and driver in front of your Limerick hotel. Before you've even left the city, the driver will already be telling stories about the city itself, included the history of King John's castle and how the city was once walled. Having left the heart of Limerick behind, you'll pass through small, traditional villages like Corofin and Kilfenora, as well as the outskirts of Lisdoonvarna, which is famously known for its match-making festival that takes place each September. Your first stop will be at The Burren, a landscape of limestone karst formations that is home to many of western Ireland's most rare species of plants. Continue the drive to the town of Doolin, a small village that's great for lunch and a taste of "Dooliner" beer. From here you'll head to the Cliffs of Moher, and there's also the option to see the cliffs by taking a boat from Doolin. These cliffs consume over five miles (seven kilometers) of coastline, and stretch to heights over 700 feet as they rise straight up from the sea. Enjoy the spectacular views and walkways surrounding the Cliffs of Moher, where the view looks out toward the Aran Islands and the Atlantic horizon beyond. On the drive back toward Limerick you can choose to make a stop at Bunratty Castle—a large castle in County Clare that was built in the 15th century. Or, if you'd rather stop for souvenirs and spend the afternoon shopping, your guide can offer to make a stop at Blarney Woolen Mills. After a full day of experiencing the villages and sights, your tour finishes back at the door of your Limerick accommodation.
Cliffs of Moher - Coast of County Clare and The Burren Day Tour from Galway
Your tour departs Merchants Road outside the Kinlay Hostel at 10:00am daily. Traveling south along the Wild Atlantic Way, your first stop is at Dunguaire Castle on the outskirts of Kinvara. A photo-stop here at one of the most photographed castles in the whole of Ireland and then it's on through the galcio-karst landscape of the Burren and on to Corcomroe Abbey. This fascinating Cistercian Abbey is noted for its distinguished carvings and rich ornamentation. You travel through Ballyvaughan and on to Lisdoonvarna, famous for it's annual match making festival, before arriving at the majestic Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way - Signature Point. (entry fee included). The Cliffs of Moher are one of Irelands most spectacular sights and one of the 'Signature Points' on the Wild Atlantic Way. Rising 214 meters out of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher offer one of the most amazing views in Ireland. After the Cliffs of Moher, you'll return to Galway along the Coast of County Clare, seeing Fanore Strand, Wild Atlantic Way - Discovery Point and Black Head, Wild Atlantic Way - Discovery Point. From here you can see the Aran Islands, locking in Galway Bay and in the distance the mountains of Connemara, stopping for some amazing photo opportunities on the way home.
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation, we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk Park. Bunratty Castle and Folk ParkBunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time, the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle, we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and scents as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village street complete with school, post office, doctors house, hardware shop, printers and of course McNamara’s pub! The gardens of the Park have been restored to their former glory. They are modelled on the original Regency period garden which supplied fruit, vegetables, and flowers to Bunratty House (built in 1804) and are refurbished in typical Victorian style. From Bunratty we would head out to the ‘Burren’ pass through ‘Corofin’ ‘Kilfenora’ and Doolin. Doolin is a charming small seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare on Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. Set against the rugged Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular bare limestone landscape of the Burren, Doolin is a place of breathtaking beauty. Doolin is situated 8km from the famous cliffs of Moher, 6km from Lisdoonvarna spa town, 50km from Shannon Airport and 70km from Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. From Doolin also you can take a boat trip to see the cliffs from the sea level. From the cliffs we'll go back to Killarney. It is possible to finish your trip in some other direction. If your plan is to be drop to your next hotel, airport etc.