Kilrush Holiday Homes Clare
Kilrush is a small but well planned market town on the West Clare peninsula. It is located near the mouth of the River Shannon with access to the Shannon Estuary at Cappagh Pier. It is one of the listed Heritage Towns of Ireland and is regarded as the capital of West Clare.
The town is 40 minutes drive from Shannon international airport and Ennis railway station. It is close to the Clare-Kerry car ferry at Killimer – a useful shortcut for tourists, removing the need to take a long road trip for traffic going up and down the Irish west coast.
The town was planned and owned by the Vandeleur family in the late 18th century. Their demesne, now Kilrush Wood, occupies some 170 hectares east of the town with a car park and picnic area on the site of Vandeleur House.
Although Kilrush has a long history as a maritime port most maritime activity nowadays is leisure based. Kilrush is a popular west coast base for sailing enthusiasts. The 120-berth Kilrush Creek Marina is part of the water-based activities facilitating sailing and pleasure trips on the Shannon Estuary
From Kilrush you can enjoy a Dolphin Watching boat tour or a boat visit to Scattery Island. On Scattery Island there is an ancient monastic site where the ruins of many churches can be found and also an intact round tower – the 2nd highest in Ireland.
Kilrush Golf Club which is situated half mile outside the heritage town founded in 1934. The new course at Kilrush Golf Club which was re-designed by Dr. Arthur Spring in 1994 is a true gem.
The clever use of the natural terrain combined with water, trees and sand bunkers has resulted in a scenic Kilrush Golf Course that is a pleasure to play. The fabulous new Doonbeg Golf Links – designed by Greg Norman – is only a 20 minute drive from Kilrush.
The Éigse Mrs. Crotty Traditional Music Festival is the main event on the Kilrush festival calendar. Held in August every year, this unique festival of concertina music celebrates the legacy of a remarkable West Clare musician, Elizabeth Crotty.