Ciunas na gCnoic, Gaelic for 'Silence of the Hills', is a newly built, hillside cottage looking over Liscannor Bay & the Atlantic. Amenities include: 3 bedrooms all ensuite plus loft with futon; spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows; kitchen with modern appliances; washer/dryer; sky lights in upstairs rooms, stone front & back patios with seating & a table, stereo & extensive CD collection, TV with satellite, DVD player & selection of DVDs, lap top with internet access, library with books of local interest, guide books & novels, variety of board games & puzzles.
Within minutes: Lahinch Golf Club, Cliffs of Moher, sandy beaches, famous music centers (Doolin, Miltown Malbay), Lahinch SeaWorld Leisure Center, pony trekking, Aran Islands ferry, gourmet restaurants. Doonbeg Golf Course only 40 minutes drive. Cottage is located on the Burren Way walkers path, great for nature lovers & history buffs. One hour west of Shannon, one hour south of Galway. Renters receive a free guide to area restaurants, pubs, sessions, attractions, etc.
Wide variety of golf courses near cottage. Lahinch Golf Club (2 18 hole courses) 5 minute drive, Doonbeg Golf Course 40 minute drive, Ballybunion Golf Course 1.5 hour drive. Spanish Point (9 hole course) 20 minute drive. Ennis Golf Club & Woodstock Golf Club 40 minute drive. 2 ocean side par 3 courses (great for kids & beginners) within minutes of the cottage. Miniature golf at Moher Hill Open Farm minutes from the cottage.
There are all sorts of activities for horse lovers. Lots of riding centers, hunting (ride along or follow in car or on foot) from November thru March every Thursday & Sunday), racing in September in Doolin & Kilkee (on the beach), and showing & jumping at a number of town fairs from May - September. World famous horse fairs take place in June at Spancilhill (near Ennis less than an hour from the cottage) & in August at Clifden (Galway) the Connemara Pony Show (about 2 hours from cottage). We provide a detailed guide to the area to renters with specific info on these & other horse events.
Nearby Lahinch is famous for it's surfing. There are a number of surfing schools that offer lessons & equipment rental year round. During warmer months, the sand beach at Lahinch & the rocky shore at Liscannor are popular for swimming & playing in the surf. There are popular rock angling spots all along the ocean front north of the cottage.
Here we are pony trekking in the Burren just a 15 minutes north of the cottage. My husband Mike is on Padraig, an Irish draft. I'm on Max, an Irish cob.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2001
We started vacationing in the area years ago because my husband has family there. We loved being there - horse back riding, golfing, hiking, walking on the beaches, listening to traditional irish music sessions, meeting wonderful people. We looked for a place for years & fell in love with this cottage & bought it on the spot!
We love horses & there are always some sort of equestrian events going on - fairs, races, eventing, hunts, etc. The people in the area are great - very friendly & welcoming. The weather is completely different every trip so the landscape is never the same & you do different activities according to the weather, so every trip feels unique. County Clare is world famous for it's traditional music - we get to listen to great sessions every night we are there.
Greyhound racing (coursing) in the fall, Horse racing (flapping) in the fall, Traditional Music Festivals year round, Guided Walks in Burren, Hunting Events - November thru March, Matchmaking Festival - Sept/Oct.,