Whether you're looking for a day away from the golf course or something to keep the family busy, the area around Doonbeg Lodge has lots to offer, so it's easy to get out there and enjoy County Clare. The summer months bring all sorts of festivals and events such as the Willie Keane Festival (traditional music and Irish set dancing), the Doonbeg Jazz Festival, and the Doonbeg Family Festival as well as active pursuits such as horse riding, surfing, sailing, kayaking, cycling, canoeing, windsurfing, orienteering, and archery.
To get a real feel for the country, explore a bit. The story goes that you can't find Ireland but have to let it find you. However ... there's no harm in having a good look for it around the quirky yet quaint villages that dot the countryside while staying at one of the top luxury hotels Ireland has to offer. They are so perfect that you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled onto film sets. Convince yourself you haven't by strolling the streets or entering into one of the very many pubs that are liberally sprinkled about and immersing yourself in conversation with a local.
A West Clare Hotel at its very best!