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Things to do in the Area
Lisdoonvarna is in the Burren area of North Clare, a Unesco Geo-park famed for its landscape, megalithic tombs, Iron-Age forts, castles, caves, seascapes and more besides – a fabulous place to visit, even in winter. Ireland’s top outdoor attraction, the Cliffs of Moher are a few miles away. We can arrange a private tour with one of the Cliffs’ official guides. There are top-class food producers in the area – especially cheese-makers and for seafood lovers the Burren Smoke-House, which is 100 yards from our venue. Lisdoonvarna itself became popular as a spa centre some 150 years ago, hosted a famous music festival (1978-83) immortalised in song by Christy Moore, and is the location for the globally-renowned annual Matchmaking Festival in September. Here are some websites with more information. (see’Clare’) If you are planning a longer visit, even out of season there are many sights to see and activities to pursue, from walking tours to cycling (inc electric bikes) to golf (the famous Lahinch Golf course) or going on a Father Ted tour And for lovers of Irish music there are many great Irish traditional music sessions to attend in the area, and old-time jam in Kinvara on Thursday evening, and a small music festival the following weekend in memory of Micho Russell, who helped make nearby Doolin a famous name in Irish music culture.