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A little about us here at glencarrig
A Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast overlooking the Shannon Estuary and just outside the village of Carrigaholt -
- is the perfect base for exploring the Loop Head Peninsula and discovering what makes this area such a gem on the Wild Atlantic Way.
With 3 star Irish Tourist Approval, Glencarrig B&B offers the best of Irish bed and breakfast hospitality. Offering its Guests the best of comfort, Glencarrig has four well sized rooms, all en suite, a guest sitting room and a games room with tea and coffee making facilities.
Wi-Fi is available free to all guests. Mary, your host is well known for her baking and cooking. You will be welcomed on arrival with fresh baking. The breakfast menu which has a choice for all and for which we use locally produced products, will always set you up for the day ahead. Feel free to contact us on the phone number or email listed above for any special requests, for example extra beds and prices for children staying in your own room.
Glencarrig is right in the centre of the Loop Head Peninsula which was voted the Best Place to Holiday in Ireland by the Irish Times.
For the outdoor enthusiast there is just so much to do. Be it Fishing, Dolphin watching, Walking, Cycling, Horse riding and Water sports, it’s all available. There are also lovely places to swim or just lie in the sun and take in the views. The cliff top walks are spectacular with an edge of the word feeling as they overlook thousands of miles of ocean.
Our local village is an old fishing village which has two piers on the lower Shannon Estuary. The village has a Shop, a Post Office and 4 Pubs! All of them have live music at times and one of them, the Long Dock has won awards for its food. Indeed in 2015 it was voted Irelands food pub of the year. Glencarrig is well within walking distance of Carrigaholt and we are always ready to give you a lift there or back.
We can arrange E-Bike hire, just ask, and there is a 68km well signed Loop Head cycle that runs past Glencarrig. Please ask if there are other activities you would like or check out
Glencarrig (Eircode V15E821) is just over a mile (2km) from the village of Carrigaholt in the centre of the Loop Head Peninsula and is signposted from the village. Carrigaholt is on the Wild Atlantic Way and about 10 minutes direct drive from Kilkee. Shannon Airport is the nearest Airport and about an hour and a quarter away. Dublin and Cork airports are just over 3 hours driving away.
You can plan your route on the attached map but our county town is Ennis which is well served by a fine motorway the M18. If you are driving from Limerick, Dublin or Cork you will be coming north on this road or if driving from Galway you will be heading south. In any case you take exit 12 onto the N85 which is signed posted for Ennis and Kilrush. After this exit you pick up the N68 to Kilrush and then the N 67 to Kilkee. From Kilkee you pick up the signs for Loop Head and Carrigaholt.
There is a Train service to Ennis and a Bus service to Kilkee with a limited local link bus to Carrigaholt.
Accommodation and facilities at Glencarrig B&B
Glencarrig B&B has 4 guest bedrooms. All are spacious and are ensuite.
Three of the bedrooms are upstairs and two of these have a double and single bed and one has a double bed.
Downstairs there is also a twin bedroom with 2 single beds.
All the bedrooms are supplied with hairdryers and TV’s as you would expect, but what is a definitive plus is the fantastic views out over the Shannon estuary, Kilcredaun point and the Kerry Mountains. Waking up to such views just never gets boring!
Downstairs there is a Guest Lounge that opens out onto the Garden and Patio which is a lovely place to sit on a good evening. There is also a games room with a full sized Pool Table and Tea and Coffee making facilities. There is a drying area for any wet coats and Wi-Fi is of course available free to all our guests. If you have any other requirements please do ask.
Free WiFi internet
Tea and Coffee making Facilities
Fridge and Freezer
Wet gear area
Parking On Site
Shed access for Bikes
Activities in the area
Deep sea fishing
Carrigaholt is an ideal harbour to go deep sea fishing from. Being in an estuary it is possible to go fishing in all weather conditions and can provide a relaxing days fishing in shallow bays. The Estuary can produce excellent Ray fishing, double figure Bull Huss, flat fish like Plaice, Dab and Turbot, and in season is one of the best places to fish for Tope in Ireland. Because its waters are so nutrient rich the estuary is also home to many Bottle Nose Dolphins and these lovely creatures often pay us a visit on our way to the fishing grounds.
As you head out to Loop head you will have time to take in the wonderful scenery. The north side of the estuary is bordered by low cliffs that are of great interest to geologists and the magnificent view of Mount Brandon rises in front of you. At the end of the peninsula you are starting to get into the best fishing grounds to be found in Ireland.
Interested? Want to know a little bit more about fishing? Reach out!
and grab yourself a great deal.
Carrigaholt, (translation: ‘Rock of the Fleet’) is a picturesque fishing village on the southern side of Loop Head, about 10 kilometres southwest of Kilkee. Set within an important ecological environment, the village lies at the mouth of the Moyarta river, which flows into the Mouth of the Shannon about 15 kilometres from the westernmost extremity of the peninsula. The village has an attractive centre, with distinctive streetscapes and quaint local character, and several pubs and restaurants. The harbour, the church (built 1882-1883) and, most important, the ruins of Carrigaholt Castle are the most distinctive local landmarks. Carrigaholt also boasts a safe, sandy beach for swimming and water sports. The most stunning landmarks around Carrigaholt:
Bridges of Ross
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Bridges of Ross
Taken from Kilcredaun cliffs
Ireland’s greatest river opens out to the Atlantic Ocean at Carrigaholt, Co. Clare - home to Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins.
With approximately 200 individuals here at the Mouth of the Shannon, the dolphin encounter rate with Dolphinwatch is one of the best in the world. The passenger ship, Draíocht ("Magic"), skippered by Geoff Magee, departs from Carrigaholt Castle Pier to take you on an extraordinary adventure. Geoff’s fascinating commentary keeps you informed throughout the trip.
The competent and friendly crew are on board to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment.
If you fancy a boat trip around our beautifull river and would like to meet some dolphins while you're at it? Let's make it happen!
Bookings & more information
The Long Dock pub and restaurant, Carrigaholt is the place for you when travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland. There are so many beautiful things to see, eat, drink, experience and even capture on the West Coast of Clare, including the superb restaurant ‘The Long Dock’. Whether it is sitting outside on the benches eating a cold seafood platter on a sunny summer day or drinking a creamy pint of Guinness by the open fire during them dark cold evenings of winter, Tony and Imelda are more than welcoming to each visitor who ventures through them red doors. Imelda and Tony have perfected what any tourist wishes to experience on their visit to the lovely tranquil Carrigaholt. “We always welcome every stranger and treat them as we would the locals, little bit of chat, comfort and always leaving them with a smile on their faces”.
Fancy a warm bowl of Tony’s award winning seafood chowder? A slice of Imelda’s freshly baked home-made brown bread? Wait no more - we're here to deliver. Click
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E - Bikes rental
Keane's bar in Carrigaholt village can provide the top quality "Giant" e-Bike Models.
Battery life is very long and carefully used can take you +/- 50km around the Peninsula. There are 3 settings and the host will explain in great detail how each works. Included in the booking are:
High-quality "Giant" eBike
Map of the routes suggested for you
On arrival the host will ensure to set you off for a wonderful experience by going through everything you need to know before your adventure.
For more information and booking visit
Keane's Bar and Grocery Carrigaholt.