Treacys Oakwood Hotel Top 10 Things to do in Clare with Kids

When it comes to discovering the West of Ireland, the list of things to do in Clare can be endless! Here, we have picked out the top 10 sure ways for you to enjoy your holiday with no time wasted.

Being just a short 5 minute drive from Treacys Oakwood Shannon, we have Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The folk park is sure to be a hit amongst kids of all ages with the 15th century Castle a must see for anyone with an interest in Ireland’s past, with history written all over its walls. 

From here, step onto the Wild Atlantic Way and feel the sea breeze hit your skin. The Wild Atlantic Way goes along Ireland’s West Coast, featuring an endless number of attractions and stunning views. One of Ireland’s most popular attraction sits on this route being the Cliffs of Moher, the world famous 500ft cliffs. From here, you can make your way to one of the best beaches in Clare and enjoy a surf on the waves of Lahinch before arriving at Doolin where you can jump onto a ferry to the Aran Islands. The Aran Islands are three islands off the coast of Clare bursting with beautiful scenery and being the perfect place to unwind before exploring the island by bike with bike rental readily available. 

Make your way back to Doolin and head straight for Doolin Cave to take in the magnificient sight that is the Great Stalactite stretching an enormous 23 feet! This is the longest free-hanging stalactite in all of Europe and a sure thing to tick off your bucket list! Next up, it’s time to make your way to Loop Head, Ireland’s headland featuring a prominent lighthouse and unforgettable view out on to the Atlantic Ocean.

On the way back to Treacys Oakwood, stop off at Knappogue Castle being just 20 minutes away from our hotel. This stunning 15th century Castle & Walled Garden is truly one of Ireland’s hidden gems. Just around the corner from Knappogue Castle is Craggaunowen, a 16th-century castle and an archaeological open-air museum where you can learn all about a typical day for your ancestors!

While it may be in Clare, Treacys Oakwood Hotel Shannon is a hotel perfectly situated near Limerick City. For this reason, Thomond Park must get an honorary mention being the home of Munster Rugby. Just around the corner from the hub of rugby is the historic King John’s Castle, an architecturally exciting medieval castle in the heart of Limerick City that you just have to see!


So what are you waiting for?! Book your stay at Treacys Oakwood Hotel in Clare today and discover Ireland!!


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