The Lodge at Doonbeg Clare

Take a view o’er the mountains, fine sights you’ll see there You’ll see the high rocky mountains on the west coast of Clare The towns of Kilkee and Kilrush can be seen From the high Rocky slopes of the Cliffs of Dooneen

Captured so eloquently by Christy Moore many years ago but still freshly evocative once you cross the Shannon and escape the siege of Ennis down the wonderful coast whichever route you take via Lisdoon on a Friday afternoon, skirt past the Cliffs where brave souls dice with crashing waves on through Lehinch to catch more surf, whistling past the tunes from the pubs of Miltown Malbay and along the wild Atlantic coast to one of Ireland’s hidden gems

Next stop New York, okay maybe the Aran Islands for a pitstop but before you set sail, explore the rugged coastline at the edge of the European seaboard and wander among the dunes (hard hat required to escape the holiday golfers) or just let them at it and unwind in a self indulgent soak in the luxurious spa with nothing bit the noise of wild wintry westerlies outside your Romanesque bath.

The Doonbeg Lodge Hotel is a coastal haven, hidden on a sheltered corner of the wild Atlantic Ocean. Tackle the world-class golf course, relax and unwind in the luxurious spa or enjoy the sandy beaches and rugged landscape at the Doonbeg Lodge. Click on the ads below to avail of this 5 star luxury hotel.