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Bed & Breakfast Suggestions in Lisdoonvarna

Bed & Breakfast Suggestions in Lisdoonvarna

Jun 21st, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Bed & Breakfast Suggestions in Lisdoonvarna

I'll be in this area in late September. I was curious to know what people think of Lisdoonverna in general. Moreover, if I could get some B&B recommendations.
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Jun 21st, 2005, 11:02 AM
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Okay, I give up. Where is it?
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Jun 21st, 2005, 11:09 AM
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It's in Ireland. Sorry this is my first time posting here. I may be in the wrong area
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Jun 21st, 2005, 11:10 AM
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no, I was just admitting my ignorance.

This is the Europe message board, there is no separate area for Ireland.
Welcome.
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Jun 21st, 2005, 12:24 PM
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jshirema: I've stayed in Lisdoonvarna twice. The 1st time I stayed at Carrigan Hotel. It was very friendly and nice. The second time I stayed at Sheedy's Country House Hotel. It was great! The only B&B I personally know of is Kincora House. It's down the street from Carrigan. They have nice rooms and a Pub. Are you going for the Match Making? It will be in full swing. I've found Lisdoon. to be a good place to stay near the Burren and Doolin. I'm sure it is great fun in Sept. Good luck, Joan
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Jun 21st, 2005, 12:43 PM
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Thanks very much for the comments. I won't be in town during the matchmaker festival. However, I'll be in this area for a couple days before heading to Galway for the Oyster festival.

This will be my first trip to Ireland. I'm quite excited. If you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears.

I plan on spending two days in Dingle, 2 in Lisdoonverna, and, as mentioned, two in Galway for the festival.

Do you feel like Lisdoonverna is a good place to land for a couple days, or should I consider something else in the surrounding area?

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Jun 21st, 2005, 12:50 PM
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Will you have a car? If so, it's a great place to stay and tour the area. If you don't have a car, I don't think there is enough in the village to keep you more then a few hours. I like it as a base. I loved Dingle and Connemara. Connemara is closer to Galway. I hope some of the others will pitch in soon with some ideas . You came to the right place to get great info. Joan
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Jun 21st, 2005, 12:56 PM
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Yes, I will have a car. Thanks again for the comments Joan
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Jun 21st, 2005, 02:30 PM
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We stayed at Carrigan House several years ago and liked it--and their restaurant is good also. It is a great place to stay if you want to see Cliffs of Moher. You can also see a lot of the Burren in that area. Local Pub was very friendly and also you can get to Lisdoonvarna quickly if you are flying into Shannon. It is a good stop for that first night if you are driving to Dingle.
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Jun 21st, 2005, 02:36 PM
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Lisdoonvarna! Lisdoonvarna! Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoonvarna!

Ah! They don't right 'em like that any more

(Att Christy Moore)
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:26 AM
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Lisdoonvarna is convenient for touring west Clare: Corofin, Doolin, Lahinch, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, etc.

Then there's the September MatchMaking festival: People come from all over to participate: mostly Ireland & the UK, but some from the U.S. and other parts of Europe. I think the Falls Hotel is a focal point for it. It looks pretty nice but there were many elderly folks just sitting around near where the mineral spring water is sold. I couldn't figure out if they were looking for 'partners' or what ...

Stop at John Daly's Matchmaker's Pub in town for a pint (or a glass)
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:54 AM
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Nedsireland: You have me confused. My children say it doesn't take much to so now days. I stayed at The Falls Hotel and it is in Ennistymon. Are you thinking of another hotel in Lisdoon? I've enjoyed reading about your travels to Ireland. Kind Regards, Joan
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Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:41 AM
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You might consider Kilfenora, as well. It's quite near, and is the home of ceili music in Ireland, so they say.
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JoanChatham writes: "Nedsireland: ... I stayed at The Falls Hotel and it is in Ennistymon. Are you thinking of another hotel in Lisdoon?"

No, that's the one! As a matter of fact, John Daly's Matchmaker's pub may also be in Ennistymon (in the Village). I couldn't tell when I left Ennistymon and came into Losdoonvarna. I wasn't driving; I was hitch-hiking.

Thanks for the nice words! Ned

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SHEILA - I've been singing that song in my head since I first saw this post the other day!!
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