If you are on your way to Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, the Burren, Spanish Point, Miltown Malby, then, by all means, stay with Mary and James Shannon! Their home is about a mile outside of Corofin and about fifteen minutes from Ennis. It is also about 25 minutes from the Shannon Airport so you could stay in Corofin on your first day or your last day in Ireland. The rooms are just plain lovely, clean, spacious, well decorated. The breakfast room is just a perfect sun room. Here is where it gets really good: location and people. Location: you will be a short drive to Lahinch, Liscannor, St. Bridget's Holy Well, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Ennis, Spanish Point, Poulnabrone Dolman, the Burren, the round tower and church grave yard near Gort, many, many ruins, and the wonderful visitor's interpretive center in Kilfenora. I have been to Ireland many times, and for me, every one of the places I have mentioned is a "must see". The coast road from Doolin to Balleyvaughan is not to be missed no matter what the weather is. Always take the coast road and the back roads. Maybe most important of all is your time with James and Mary Shannon. There is a real good chance that they will invite you into the kitchen or the television room. If you are real lucky, you will meet their son Michael and he is great company as well. Maybe if you get good luck, you will be invited to where the music is and you will see Mary dance as well as any Irish person can ever dance. This is just a great spot: farm country, near so much, great welcome, wonderful room, super breakfast, terrific family. If you are real lucky, James may invite you to see a cow calve! Stay with the Shannon family! You will be glad you did!