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Hiking

The Burren Way The Burren in County Clare is a National Conservation Area, an amazing limestone escarpment, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Burren is an English word, derived from the gaelic “boireann”, a rocky place. But the Burren is shaped more by water than by rock. Underground, there are thousands of streams and rivers. It exists because it is perfectly balanced, at the edge of the sea, at the end of the land, made of rock that was once eroded from above and is now being eroded from below. It is a short walking route of 45km (26.5miles), which follows the Clare coastline, Cliffs of Moher and crosses the limestone plateau.Spring abounds with wildflowers – gentians, bloody cranesbill, wild orchids. The trail starts at Liscannor and finishes in Ballyvaughan. Our route includes a loop walk around Black Head and village locations for each overnight stay. You will also have a chance to visit one of … Continue reading

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Horse Back Riding

East Clare Equestrian Centre Distance from Corlea House – 20 minute drive. The East Clare Equestrian Centre is based in Tuamgraney, Scarriff, County Clare. A new 6.4m X 26m (210ft x 85ft) indoor arena, features restaurant and bar facilities, changing rooms and showers. Supervised tuition is available from a qualified instructor. All levels of experience are catered for, from beginners to advanced. Every Sunday from November to March, the East Clare Farmers drag hunt a variety of terrain in the East Clare area. The East Clare Riding Club is based at the centre for those aged over 17 years, who are interested in show jumping, dressage or cross country. Address: East Clare Equestrian Training Centre Tuamgraney Scarriff Co. Clare Telephone: +353 (0)61 921157 Fax: +353 (0)61 921713 Loughrea Equestrian Centre Distance from Corlea House – 30 minute drive. At Loughrea Equestrian Centre, we offer a range of tours and packages to individuals, families and groups of up to 15 people. … Continue reading

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Fishing

Fishing The Lakes, rivers and streams in Clare are rich in salmon, brown trout and a wide variety of coarse fish, including pike, bream, tench and rudd, whilst the gentle waters of Galway Bay are a haven for sea angling. Dotted with almost 40 lakes, the lakelands of East Clare have quality services and facilities for the angler whilst the unrivalled asset of Lough Derg and the Shannon waterway provide both game and coarse angling. Corofin is right at the heart of a lake-complex, which forms part of the Fergus headwaters and also offers excellent coarse and game fishing. Ireland is one of the most popular sport fishing destinations in Europe and for good reason. The massive variety and quality of fishing has given the country an enviable reputation. The island of Ireland stretches just 310 miles in length and 186 miles in width, but with a ratio of 1:35 (water to land), it seems everywhere you turn, there’s an … Continue reading

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Golf

Lahinch Golf Club Distance from Corlea House – 1 & 1/2 hour drive. Playing the Old Course at Lahinch just a week before winning the 2009 Open Championship, Stewart Cink came away smitten with the club. The “first 10 holes at Lahinch are some of the coolest links holes I’ve ever played,” Cink said. His comments only solidify Lahinch’s status among the top links golf courses, not only in Ireland, but in the world. Phil Mickelson rates Lahinch among his all-time favourite links layouts though that’s what you’d expect from a golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you’ll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes. http://www.lahinchgolf.com/ Doonbeg Golf Club Distance from Corlea House – 2 hour drive. Doonbeg Golf Course officially opened in 2002, and was … Continue reading

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Boating

Killaloe Boat Tours Distance from Corlea House – 1 hour drive. The Spirit of Killaloe is a luxury 50 seater passenger boat. On board there is a choice of two decks, the upper deck is ideally suited for taking the sun and enjoying the spectacular scenery, the lower deck has spacious seating for up to 50 people, full bar facilities, tea, coffee and refreshments on board. While on board, a detailed commentary will be provided on all interesting sites as you cruise by. The Spirit of Killaloe offers the perfect setting for functions, public trips , wedding parties, corporate tours and private parties. Alternatively custom made itineraries can be drawn up to suit individual parties. http://www.spiritofkillaloe.com/ Aran Island Ferries Distance from Corlea House – 1 & 1/2 hour drive. Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the county. The Islands’ … Continue reading

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