Querrin is a small coastal village on the south side of the Loop Head Peninsula. It has a little pier and a creek which fills at high tide protected by what is locally known as the island. The island is a bar of land extending West to East running parallel to the shore. It is actually connected to the land.
There is a handball alley which can be a centre of activity during the summer months as people play racquetball there now. At high tide you will often find teenagers and adults jumping off the pier.
There can be a strong current in the centre of the channel as the tide rises and falls so staying close to the pier and shore is best.
Seol Sionna, a traditional boat building project is taking place in Querrin opposite Querrin National school. This is a project to build a 26 foot wooden sailing boat based on the the "Shannon Hooker" that would have sailed these waters in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Turn left at Lisdeen church after 8km when coming from Kilrush in the direction of Kilkee. After 5kms you will see Querrin School on the right and you will see the river straight ahead. Head down for the river and go left and you will arrive at the shore carpark.
Swimming at Querrin Shore Sailing and Kayaking Fishing Walking
In Querrin itself there is no shops however Kilrush and Kilkee are only 10 minutes away and offer a range of shops. Try Patrick Burkes for all your menswear or town favourite, Linda's Fashions for any clothes you could possible need (Kilrush). Two large shopping centres, Aldi and Tesco, are in Kilush. Here you can pick up anything you need. There are many beauty salons and hairdressers along the main street of Kilrush as well as restaurants, takeaway's and small businesses. In Kilkee there is mainly pups and restaurants and a traditional ice cream parlour, Mauds, which is quite popular.
Querrin is close to Carrigaholt and Lisdeen which both have good pub food. Alternatively Kilkee and Kilrush or only a 10 minute drive and there are plenty of places to eat there.