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Jim and Marie ,Brisbane , Australia
April 09 " Estelle , you & your home are wonderfully welcoming and comfortable & we believe we have kept the best until last ! Thankyou "
Home Activities
Ballybunion Golf Club - Cashen Course
6,216 yards (5,682 metres), Par 72 Links course.

The Cashen course is a very exciting and beautiful link course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones it is as demanding in shot making as its sister course. Playing conditions usually change from day to day depending on the prevailing winds blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean. Services: Professional available. Tuition can be provided. Clubs can be hired. Caddies available. Full dining facilities.
Ballybunion Golf Club - Old Course
6,593 yards (6027 metres), Par 71, Links course.

The Old Course is consistently rated by the top professional golfers and top golf journalists as being amongst the best ten courses in the world. A championship links course of great quality with each hole having its own distinctive feature. The legendary Tom Watson described it as "the best in the world". High praise indeed for this magnificent test of golf which meanders menacingly through massive dunes on the shores of the Atlantic. Services: Professional available. Tuition can be provided. Clubs can be hired. Caddies available. Full dining facilities.
Adare Manor Golf Club
18 Hole.5,706 yards (5140 metres) Par 69, Parkland course. Services: Tuition, club hire, caddies (notice required) and bar food.
Adare Golf Club
18 Hole.7,138 yards (6,548 metres) Par 72, Parkland course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. Services: Tuition, club hire, caddies and full dining facilities.
Newcastle West Golf Club
18 Hole.6,461 yards (5,908 metres) Par 71, Parkland course. Services: Tuition, club hire, golf shop, caddies and full dining facilities.
Lahinch Golf Club
5,653 yards (5,186 metres), Par 70, 18 hole, Links course.

Situated at the opposite side of the road from the old course, the castle course although a less formidable challenge still presents its own brand of toughness with cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards to trap the unsuspecting golfer. Services: Professional available. Tuition can be provided. Clubs can be hired. Caddies available. Full dining facilities.
Doonbeg Golf Club
Course architect, Greg Norman calls Doonbeg's linksland "the best piece of property I have ever seen". His course winds through massive sand dunes along 1.5 miles (2.4km) of cresent-shaped beach, and the ocean is visible from almost every hole. The site is being developed by Kiawah Development Partners with Landmark National, who last teamed up at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, site of the 1991 Ryder Cup Matches. The club is located on the main coastal road (N67) between Ballybunion and Lahinch.
Golf Courses in the Region

Ballybunion     30 minutes drive

Adare     50 minutes drive

Tralee     40 minutes drive

Killarney     75 minutes drive

New Castle West     30 minutes drive

Lahinch     70 minutes drive

Doonbeg     60 minutes drive

Glin Heritage Walking Trails

Glin Heritage Walks offer a wide variety of spectacular coastal and woodland scenery. Glin, a picturesque village on the Shannon Estuary, can boast a very rich and varied culture dating back to the early Celtic settlements of the Corbry Clan. Formerly known as Glencorbry, Glin has been the ancestral home to the Knights of Glin since C13th. Descendents of the FitzGeralds of Desmond, the Knights 'old' and 'new' castles bear witness to our historic past.


Distance 4KM . Time 1 hour + . Difficulty Moderate .



Distance : short walk. Time 40 min. Difficulty : Easy



Distance ; 4.5KM . Time 45 min - 1 hour.  Difficulty :- Easy.


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Curraghchase Forest Park, Kilcornan (N69)

A 600 acre plantation of exceptional beauty, it features walkways, a lake and arboretum, a nature trail and the ruins of the 18th century home of the poet Aubrey de Vere. Charges apply daily during July and August, also at weekends from March until November. For the rest of the year admission is free.


West Limerick offers the full spectrum of angling challenge. The Shannon Estuary with its 50 miles of tidal water, from Loop Head to Limerick City, is one of Ireland's top class in-shore angling waters. Apart from offering great fishing for tope, ray, bull hoss, ling and cougar, the estuary is also relatively sheltered and is fishable in most weather conditions. The Shannon Estuary also offers wonderful shore angling from easily accessible rocks and beaches at Foynes, Kilteery and Glin. A resident pod of about 100 Bottlenose Dolphins has become a big attraction in the mouth of the Estuary, and they are always glad to welcome anglers to their rich feeding grounds.


Foynes Yacht Club

The marina in Foynes may be accessed at all tidal stages. Classes for all watersports are available. Tuition for all water activities is provided by AFAS and ISA trained staff.

The activity centre in Kirush provides a wide range of equitment and tuition for the watersports enthusiast.

Adare Equestrian Centre
is a small friendly centre where hacking and lessons are available.
Adare Manor Equestrian Centre
Offers tuition to beginners and advanced riders. Outdoor facilities include a three mile cross-country course.
Combat Zone - Paint Ball
Paintball is a sport which combines teamwork, strategy and skill as you attempt to outsmart the opposing team. It is played over 15 acres of natural woodland in Shanagolden. Teams are equipt with specially designed safety wear plus the latest semi-automatic paintball markers which fire biodegradable paintballs accurately over 100 feet. During the day a team will play eight different action packed games. Price includes collection by mini-bus - 20 miles (32 km) radius at specific pick up points.
Dolphin Watching

Ireland's only resident group of over 100 bottlenose dolphins live in the Shannon Estuary. The magnificent dolphins can be observed, on most days, feeding, travelling and playing. They can be viewed from the boats that undertake special tours and every encounter with the dolphins is different, determined by the dolphins themselves.

Dolphinwatch Carrigaholt , Co Clare

Dolphin Watching , Kilrush , Co. Clare :-