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Rockyview Farmhouse, Bed & Breakfast - Fanore, Co. Clare, Ireland

Here are a few links that you might find of interest…

Hillwalk Tours – Self-Guided Walking Holidays
Looking for a Ireland hiking trip along the Burren Way? The path along the Cliffs of Moher is one of the most exhilarating walks in Ireland. A hiking tour where you decide how far to walk each day, and with whom. A hiking tour where the only timetable that matters is your timetable.

The Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes. It is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork.
Another link: http://www.discoverireland.ie/Wild-Atlantic-Way

http://www.burrenecotourism.com
Burren Ecotourism’s objective is to ensure that an exciting and memorable holiday experience is had by all who visit the area, which in turn supports sustainability and conservation efforts in the local community. The business network prides itself on providing genuine and authentic holiday experiences for everyone who comes to the Burren.

http://www.burrenecotourism.com/food-dining/
There are a number of ways for visitors to engage with the Burren Food Story. Select your own highlights from the Burren Food Trail which features a range of restaurants, eateries, food producers and farmer’s markets, each of whom has achieved defined food quality standards. Or make the most of your visit by taking in one of the many special food events that take place on a weekly basis throughout the year.

Green Hospitality Ireland
Green Hospitality is an Irish organisation that is committed to assisting the Hospitality Sector in becoming more environmentally responsible.

http://www.burrengeopark.ie
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark supports people and organisations to work together to ensure a cared-for landscape, a better understood heritage, more sustainable tourism, a vibrant community and strengthened livelihoods.

http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.

http://www.fathertedshouse.com
This is the house that hosted ‘Fr. Ted’. We provide a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere and delicious home baking while relating the story of ‘Fr. Ted’ and the history of the house and locality.

http://www.kilshannyhouse.ie
Original stone pub. Good food, good music, Kilshanny House is a place with a long history whispering in the raw and beautiful limestone rocks that makes out the foundation and structure of the house. The first stone was laid in1860.

http://www.leenorganics.com
Leen Organics, a fully organic smallholding in County Clare, Ireland, since 1997. We grow high-quality seasonal fruit and vegetables for local shops and markets. We also offer an advisory service for anyone interested in organic growing. Recently we have restored the old farmhouse to provide a unique holiday experience in beautiful County Clare.

http://www.discoverireland.com
The official site of Tourism Ireland. Travel information, maps, activities, events and accommodation information to help you plan your next visit to the island of Ireland.

http://www.birdwatchireland.ie
BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Established in 1968, we currently have over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide.

Burren Guided Walks and Hikes
Burren Guided Walks and Hikes are a guiding service offering everything from short rambles to half and full day guided walks and hikes. Our guiding service is available all year round amid some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. We are based in the village of Fanore on the north west coast of the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.

The Burrenbeo Trust
The Burrenbeo Trust is an environmental education and information provider for the Burren region.

The core objective of Burrenbeo is to create a greater appreciation of the Burren as a living landscape of international importance, to engage in research and dissemination of information and to promote the holistic and self-sustaining conservation and development of the Burren.

Burren National Park
The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, cliffs and Fen.

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark is a member of the UNESCO-supported Global and European Geoparks Network.

In 2011, the Geopark award was granted to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher region in recognition for the established network of specific sites of geological interest, (geosites) the existing Burren Ecotourism Network, and association of education and conservation organisations – and a very busy annual calendar of community-based events and activities.

Ballyvaughan Tourism Ireland
Tourist Information Point
The Tourist Information Point is located at the Visitor Centre at the rear of The Village Stores. Staff are trained to deal with tourist queries and have knowledge and experience to provide both domestic, and international visitors to the Burren, with a high quality service of information so that they can obtain a greater experience of this unique area. A large range of literature, maps and suggested walks in the Burren is available. In addition, for walkers, a “pick up” and “drop off” service is available by arrangement.

Burren Hill Walks
Burren Hill Walks provide guided walking tours through the Burren Region of County Clare in Ireland. Under the supervision of an experienced local guide you can enjoy a unique walking experience whilst exploring the historical Burren.

NiceOne
An Irish search engine and directory. Excellent!

Tireolas
A publisher of beautiful and informative books and maps of the whole burren area. A must visit website!

Caher Bridge Garden. Fanore, Co Clare Ireland.
Situated in the heart of the Burren in the beautiful Caher Valley, this award winning one acre plantsman’s garden was begun from scratch in 1999. Using many native plants and creative stonework, it has been specifically designed and created by the owner to sensitively blend into the surrounding landscape..

The Burren College of Art
Burren College of Art is an internationally recognised not for profit charitable trust committed to the initial education of artists, and to their continuing professional development.

They offer graduate, undergraduate and artist residency programmes to students and artists from around the world.

Clare Celtic Clocks
Clare Celtic Clocks is a home based craft in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, born out of the long
time skill of stained glass making, copper crafting and woodworking,

The Burren Perfumery
The Burren Perfumery – Ireland’s oldest working perfumery, in the heart of the Burren.
People can see where the products are made, see them being packaged, visit the still room, talk to staff, walk in the gardens.

Aillwee Cave
In the heart of the Burren, lies one of the oldest caves in Ireland.
This cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out an subterrainian river deep underneath Aillwee mountain..

The Bed and Breakfast Directory
The Bed and Breakfast Directory gives access to B&B Hotel and Guest House accommodation Worldwide.

I & RFB Silversmith
Celtic Jewellery, is based in Doolin, Co. Clare on the west coast of Ireland. They work in silver and gold, making traditional and contemporary jewellery inspired by old celtic patterns.

The Michael Cusack Centre
Michael Cusack was born in Carron, County Clare in 1847 and died in 1906. A fascinating and complex personality, his passion for Gaelic games was matched only by his love of the unique and beautiful Burren limestone landscape where he was born and raised. Cusack was also the model for “The Citizen” in James Joyce’s Ulysses. The project was conceived to celebrate the man and the association that he founded. The original homestead has been fully restored and a contemporary visitor centre developed nearby.

Aloha Surf School
Aloha Surf School runs surfing lessons in the heart of the Burren at Fanore Beach, Co. Clare, IrelandThe beautiful Fanore Beach with all it’s space, solitude and uncrowded surf provides the ideal location for those wanting to learn to surf.
Irish Surfing Association Approved Surf School.

French Holiday Rentals & B&B

“LA TUWAIRE”
Bed and Breakfast in rural Belgium

Burren Walking Trips
A series of walks guided by a diverse group of experienced local guides. All walks take place in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. An enjoyable, educational walking day trip with all activities planned for you.

Bed and Breakfast Ireland
Find quality B&B and Guest House lodgings in Dublin, Connemara, Kerry and throughout the rest of Ireland.
We also list self-catering and farmhouse accommodation. You will find hundreds of quality Bed & Breakfasts and Guesthouses to make your stay a special one.

Peregringo Art & Crafts & Cottage Produce
Our studio is open to visitors.We make wooden hand-painted boxes, tempera and acrylic paintings, lithographs and Celtic designs, book covers and illustrations.

Vasco Dine Wine Deli & Eco Adventure
Restaurant in Fanore, Co. Clare, Ireland.
An all-day restaurant with a large sea-view terrace, Vasco offers coffees and cakes as well as a Mediterranean-style lunch and dinner menu.

Ballyvoe Garden, Doolin, Co Clare
This garden is designed to look very simple, but as one moves around it, you begin to find “hidden” pathways leading to other sections or mini gardens. At least 90% of the plants in the garden have been propagated and grown outdoors and are for sale. If they flourish in the harsh Doolin weather, what will they do in your garden?

Mountain View Trekking & Horse Riding Centre
Located just outside the town of Lisdoonvarna in County Clare, the Trekking Stable & Riding Centre boasts views of the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and the Connemara Mountains. With many local attractions such as the Doolin Cave, Fanore beach, the Burren Visitor Center and the Cliff Cruises.

Lahinch Golf Club
The Old Course at Lahinch Golf Club
An Irish treasure loved by pros and amateurs alike.
Phil Mickelson rates Lahinch among his all-time favourite links layouts though that’s what you’d expect from a golf course touched by the magical hands of Old Tom Morris and Alister Mackenzie. Lahinch is a traditional, out-and-back links and is a true classic and you’ll relish every moment, specially the unique challenges of the par 5 4th followed by a blinding par 3 amidst the dunes.

Gort Golf Club
Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’ Connor Junior, and officially opened in August 1996, Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren.
The course lies within 200 yards of the historic monastic settlement of Kilmacduagh. Christy Jnr., himself was particularly excited by the new course at Gort, where he regards, the four Par 3’s as among the best on offer at any course in Ireland.

Doolin Cave
Doolin Cave is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience. It is your only opportunity to see such a large free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world. From the moment you descend over 80ft into the first tunnel, with your guide, you will enter a world carved by water.

Ballinsheen House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Lisdoonvarna Co Clare
Ballinsheen House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
A spacious architect designed home set in scenic surroundings five minutes walk from Lisdoonvarna town centre. Beautiful landscaped gardens with several patios/deck areas to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Nature and Yoga Eco Retreat Centre
This Eco retreat is an experiential immersion in Nature in the Burren within a genuine yoga environment.
The retreats are suitable for complete beginners to yoga and also for regular yoga practitioners.
Some retreats have very gentle meditative yoga, while others are more dynamic and vigorous.
The courses are suitable for all age groups from 14 to 70, both men and women and for all levels of fitness.
Most people come on their own, and we are also very happy to welcome couples, friends and also small groups.