Arts, Crafts and Shopping

The dramatic landscape of the Burren has always inspired crafts people, artists and art lovers alike. Dotted throughout the locality you’ll find galleries, gift shops and individuals selling their wares. Places to look out for include The Ballyvaughan Crafts Fair and The Russell Gallery, and Lahinch and Doolin boast some fine woollen shops too.
“County Clare consistently boasts one of the most quixotic, stubborn and intriguing collection of artisan food producers” as acknowledged by John McKenna when he awarded it “Food County of the Year” for 2012. We especially recommend visiting the local farmers markets (like Ballyvaughan) and The Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna, as well as stocking up on Burren Gold cheese, which is made and sold at the Ailwee Caves.
A selection of helpful local maps and books are for sale at the hotel reception, or online from
local publisher Tir Eolas.
Tel. +353 65 707 7005 Email.

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