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Lisdoonvarna is in County Clare in the Ireland's Shannon Region.


Lisdoonvarna is most famous for its Matchmaker Festival which in past times was celebrated mainly to find a husband / wife. Today it still takes place in September although the motivation for going there might have changed. The town is also an excellent starting place for visiting the Burren or the Cliffs of Moher.

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  • Coming from Galway follow the N18 / N67 via Kinvarra to Ballyvaghan where you follow the N67 turning left. When the road gets steeper you should stop and look back from time to time: wonderful view over the valley of Ballyvaghan!
  • Alternatively you can take the coast road from Ballyvaghan to Black Head and Fanore and then back to Lisdoonvarna, which is much longer, but on a clear day you have a marvellous view over Galway Bay.
  • From Ennis: take the N67 to the north which leads you straight to Lisdoonvarna
  • It is also possible to get to Lisdoonvarna from Dublin Airport by flying with Aer Lingus [2].

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Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands Cruises [3] has a daily direct passenger ferry from Doolin Pier, Co. Clare to the Aran Islands and they also do sightseeing tours to view the Cliffs of Moher from sea level.

Cliffs of Moher located in County Clare - One of Ireland's Biggest and Most Visited Tourist Attraction. The Cliffs of Moher are 230 meters in height and tower over the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Cannville House B&B [4] - Family run B&B, located just outside Lisdoonvarna town. All rooms en-suite, with the very best of home cooking.
  • Sleepzone - The Burren, Doolin Road, 0657074036, [1]. About Sleepzone The Burren (Cliffs of Moher) Sleepzone Hostels - three of the Top Ten Hostels in Ireland ( Awards 2009)! Sister hostel of Sleepzone Galway City and 'Fifth Best Hostel in Ireland' ( Awards 2009) as voted by users. Sleepzone - The Burren is situated in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare from where it boasts close proximity to some of Ireland's most famous areas of natural beauty, including the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, towering 200m above the ocean, and The Burren region - 400sq miles of unique limestone terrain. This fantastic new location, in its own landscaped grounds, had been operating as a 3-star hotel until late 2006. Now a 130-bed hostel, it has the following great features: * 22 rooms - mix of private and dorm - all en suite. * Spacious Self-Catering Kitchen & Dining Room * Beautifully Landscaped Gardens * Self-service Laundry Facilities * Free Private Parking * Free Internet & Wifi  edit

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