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Staying in Kinvara

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Staying in Kinvara

Have the opportunity to rent a lovely home for the week near the village. Wondering if I could drive to some other destinations from there as well. There are 5 adults going interesting in seeing as much as we can. Golfers too! Would probably spend 10 days there in Ireland total

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I've enjoyed this one in the village.


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Good base from which to explore the Burren in County Clare.Links golf course at Lahinch{hope it survived the storm}Farmers market on a Friday which is definitely worth a visit. Medieval banquet in Dunguaire castle in Kinvara may be of interest.Galway is only 40 minutes drive.

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I'd recommend taking a day trip to Inishmore. You could either drive to Galway and take the Aran Islands Ferries bus to Rossaveel where you pick up the ferry or drive to Rossaveel yourself. Once on Inishmore, you can take a tour by bus or pony trap or self-tour on bicycle (which is what we did and what I'd recommend.) Our time on Inishmore was one of the highlights of our last trip to Ireland. http://www.aranislandferries.com/

We also did the medieval banquet at Dunguarie Castle and it was excellent! Delicious food and wine and a professional, entertaining show.

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We loved Kinvara! People were charming and friendly and we experienced our best music session of the trip at Keogh's with local musicians and singing. You are less than an hour to Doolin, probably a bit further to the Cliffs. I don't know if you'd want to be there 10 days but you could certainly be there 3-4.

There were some cute coffee shops and we loved the farmer's market. There was one really nice restaurant at the pier, don't know if there were many others.

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I'm a Kinvara fan, too - and could happily spend 10-14 days based there.

As has been mentioned, you've got the Burren on your doorstep, and there's enough to keep you busy and entertained for days, particularly if you enjoy walking, strolling along a beach, and simply heading out exploring off the beaten track :




You could even head into east Clare for the day if you take the Gort road from the village (ask if you'd like directions) :



Pop up to Galway city for shopping ; head down the west coast of Clare to Loop Head :



Head to Ennis for the day :


Definitely a visit to one of the Aran Islands, Inis Oirr is easily accessible from Doolin, but it might be best to drive around to Rossaveal for Inis Mhor :




If you're looking for a relaxing break in a charming location, then Kinvara would be ideal :-)

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How was your trip to Kinvara? Any recommendations? Things to avoid? I'm about to book a week in late September at a self catering cottage near town. It will be just my husband and I (we're in our 40's) with our two dogs. We're "off the beaten path", good pub, good food, good music type people.

We currently live in southeast England and will drive over and take the ferry into Dublin.

Any helpful hints are greatly appreciated!

Many thanks!

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