Into the West...
Strasburgh Manor is an ideal window to the magical Co. Clare - which is part of the exciting Shannon Region - and to many other parts of the West of Ireland.
It is located just 30kms from Shannon International Airport and less than 5kms from historic Ennis, the capital town of Clare.
Strasburgh Manor is perfectly situated for an activity-based or touring holiday, or just sheer relaxation, in the spectacular West of Ireland.
The many delights of famed Co. Clare are on your doorstep. From the majestic River Shannon and Lough Derg, which form its eastern boundary, to the rugged Atlantic coastline with its towering Cliffs of Moher and golden beaches in the west, the county is yours to explore.
Natural attractions like the wondrous, lunar-like Burren landscape and the dramatic Aillwee Cave are within a short drive, as are a multitude of interesting historical centres such as 15th century Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and the Craggaunowen Bronze Age Project.
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Within the immediate vicinity of Strasburgh Manor, you can enjoy leisurely rural walks, hiking, trout and salmon fishing.
Other activities include
All along the Western Coast
Walking & Cycling
marked walks (midclare way) and cycleways
Deep Sea fishing
from Kilrush and Kilkee
from Kilrush and Carrigaholt
If you are a golfer Clare has much to offer. There are a number of excellent courses, the most famous being The Links Course at Lahinch, on which the South of Ireland Golf Championship is played annually, in the Summer. There are two courses in Ennis, the old Ennis Golf Club (which is just 5 Mins from the house!), and the newer Woodstock Golf and Country Club. More courses for all ambitions are in Doonbeg, Dromoland, Gort, Spanish Point, Kilrush and Kilkee.
The beach at Lahinch is a 30 minutes drive from Ennis and offers safe swimming with a lifeguard on duty during the Summer months. Lahinch is also renowned for having ideal conditions for surfing. Surf lessons are available at the surf school on the seafront. On the seafront at Lahinch is Lahinch Seaworld. This is a magical place especially loved by children, but with much to offer the grown-ups too. Other beaches can be found all along the coast.
The Kilrush Activity Centre offers all kinds of watersports including sailing and yachting.
Co. Clare is famous for traditional Irish music and, from Strasburgh Manor, you can readily experience this great tradition in character-filled pubs throughout the county.
The town of Ennis has a number of traditional pubs with daily live sessions as well as Festivals of Traditional Irish Music.
The Glor Irish Music Centre is the venue for concerts, films and theatre.
Medieval banquets, a wide range of attractive restaurants, and many different cultural and community festivals also offer plenty of entertainment options - all only a few drive from the house.