Along Ireland’s northwest coast, at the apex of Liscannor Bay in County Clare, is a fabulous place to enjoy water sports and golf holidays. It’s the Town of Lahinch. Founded centuries ago, the coastal county is also home to a wide variety of Irish pubs, shops, activities and attractions. Other than golf, among the most heralded are the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. They tend to attract foreign duffers to them both before and after memorable games at the Lahinch Golf Club’s Old and Castle courses.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher are true works of art. Together, they represent a blending of three growing environments (Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean), nine geologically significant sites and a diverse cache of wildlife. That’s partially why they were granted UNESCO award designation in the early 2000s. Today, visitors to the area’s park may enjoy caving, hiking, biking, rock climbing, wild food foraging and cycling. The trails offer glimpses of seabirds, Irish hares, red squirrels, viviparous lizards and more. There are also nature sanctuaries, a goat farm, art galleries and a perfumery nearby.
Ladies, in particular, seem to enjoy touring the perfumery and dining at the venue’s seasonal tea rooms. Golfers shouldn’t let the tea room title fool them into believing that the menu only sports Old English fare. It’s far from being English centric. Diners will find authentic Irish delights like brown bread, smoked salmon, gubbeen, soda bread and Burren honey readily available. The honey, by the way, is made with the aid of wild, flowering plants that thrive in the region’s eclectic mix of soils and rocky crevices. Examples of plants that grow there are large-flowered butterwort and Irish ladys-tresses. To learn more about Ireland golf holidays that include the County Clare and all of her wonders, please contact us at Unique Golf Vacations today.