B&B Unterkunft Loop Head Irland

Activities on Loop Head Peninsula Co.Clare Ireland

Anvil Farm

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Anvil Farm Loop Head Co Clare
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Activities around Anvil Farm

  • Walk in yoga classes and labyrinth
    at Pure Camping (purecamping.ie) in Querrin
  • Pony Trekking
    Carmen's Riding centre in Querrin caters for all levels of horseriding ability and experience, and is providing entertainment for the whole family
  • Dolphin Watching
    Dolphin watching tours from Carrigaholt (10 mins., Dolphinwatch.ie is winner of ecotourism awards) and Kilrush offer 2-hour boat trips in the season to observe the bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat as well as nature boat trips to observe the diverse other wildlife in the Estuary.
  • Poetry, art and creativity workshops
    The Loop Head Summer Hedge School combines an exploration of the unusual flora and sea weeds on the seashore of the Loop Head peninsula with poetry, art and creativity workshops, and wild food foraging Expect shoreline poetry readings, tea, philosophy and art sessions, rocky shore explorations and guided botanical walks. (see Carmelmadigangallery.com
  • Local Pubs
    There are four public bars within a two-mile radius, two of which also have full menus each evening. All are family run, and are highly recommended for a bite to eat, a pint of Guinness and a chat. On various nights during the holiday season, music and song can be heard at local venues.
  • Oyster & Guinness Festival
    Carrigaholt hosts the Oyster & Guinness Festival on the May Bank Holiday Weekend (first Monday in May) each year, and the village also holds a family festival in August.

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Anvil Farm

Guest Accommodation

Birdlife on The Loop Head Peninsula

Anvil Farm - home from home for Birdwatchers!
The area is very popular with birdwatchers from Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe. This popularity is due to the range of seabirds that breed here each summer (including Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Gannets), and in particular due to the autumn passage of an amazing array of seabirds and waders. The best months are August through October, when West and NW winds blow many of the passing seabirds close to shore, so allowing excellent viewing. Seabirds regularly seen here in good numbers include Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm and Leaches Petrels, and Great, Pomarine and Arctic Skuas. Sightings of Little Stints, Curlew and the American Buff-breasted Sandpiper have been made, and there are many other rare species seen from time to time from local viewing points. The best place for birdwatching in Clare are the Bridges of Ross on Loop Head Peninsula. The Keating family does not only run this accommodation but also owns the land around this scenic area and are happy to show you the best places for birdwatching around.
Walking on The Loop Head Peninsula
Local Walks
There are many interesting cliff top walks a short distance from the guesthouse. Take in the beautiful Bridges of Ross, the renowned religious artifact the Little Ark, the magnificent nineteenth-century lighthouse at Loophead, or the many secluded rocky beaches and Atlantic Coast inlets on the doorstep.

The house is also located near the Loophead Cycleway which can be explored individually (bike hire in Kilkee).
Beach on The Loop Head Peninsula
Swimming, Watersports
Beside the well known beach in Kilkee there's also a fine,lesser known safe beach only a couple of minutes away at the Shannon estuary in Doonaha. The Kilkee Diving And Watersports centre (diveireland.com) offers diving activities as well as deep sea angling, dolphin trips, sailing lessons and jet skiing. On offer are full organised dive tours, full rib and equipment hire. Surfing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Sailing courses for adults and kids are offered by nevsailwatersports.com
Angling on The Loop Head Peninsula
You can fish for free from the coast near the house or in nearby Kilbaha or Carrigaholt Village, both of which have slipways and sheltered Piers! Sea angling trips can be arranged with local licensed operators in Kilbaha and Carrigaholt which are carrying anglers to fish the coastal waters of the Atlantic and the Shannon Estuary with Cod, Ling, Hake, Haddock, Wrasse, Red Gurnet, Mackerel, Pollack, Conger, Tope and Shark being abundant in these waters.

The world famous Cliffs of Moher is less than an hour away; a little bit further to the North is Doolin (where boats are leaving to the Aran Islands) and the unique limestone area of the Burren, a heaven for walkers, climbers and botanists. Also recommended is a stroll through the shopping streets of Ennis with its medieval atmosphere, as well as visiting Bunratty Castle & Folk Park which features many traditional buildings from the area. Medieval dinners are also arranged there throughout the year.
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Traditional music session

Traditional Music and Festivals
Traditional Irish music is available in many pubs in our local villages - watch out for signs in windows of pubs! Kilrush at the end of july is hosting a traditional festival in September, Moyasta in August and the wonderful internationally renowned Willy Clancy Summer School takes place in Miltown Malbay in the first week of July. Find out more about traditional music in Clare [here...