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Lisdoonvarna is situated in Co. Clare in the heart of The Burren Region in the west of Ireland. Trident Holiday Homes offers self catering holiday homes in Lisdoonvarna on the edge of the village within easy walking distance of shops, traditional pubs, excellent restaurants, public playing fields and tennis courts. It also has a large multi purpose hall called The Pavillion which is the venue for most events that are held in the village including children’s summer camps and the famous Matchmaking Festival every September.
One of Ireland’s oldest spa towns and is home to the famous Spa Wells Health Centre. The spa has a Victorian pump house, massage room, sauna and mineral baths in charming surroundings and uses several springs which have traces of sulphur, lithium and iron and are particularly recommended for rheumatism and arthritis. Its natural springs made the town a popular health resort in the 18th century with a more developed spa complex being built in the 19th century.
Lisdoonvarna is the venue for Europe’s largest matchmaking festival which is held annually in September and has become a huge draw for thousands of hopeful singles. Local man Willie Daly and his daughter Marie are the third and forth generations of their family to practice the art of matchmaking. In addition to the actual ‘matchmaking’ the festival offers traditional music and plenty of ‘craic’! The culminaton of the festival in the final weekend is the crowning of Mr. Lisdoonvarna and the Queen of the Burren.
Although it is a little inland, Lisdoonvarna is only a 15 minute drive from the popular surf spot of Lahinch and 25 minutes from the stunning sandy beach at Fanore. It is only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where the ferry to the Aran Islands leaves daily.
Located in northern Clare, Lisdoonvarna is a convenient base from which to explore the spectacular Burren Region. The Burren Painting Centre is based in Lisdoonvarna and offers non residential landscape painting courses both in the Burren, along the Clare coastline and on the Aran Islands.
Our self catering holiday homes in Lisdoonvarna are the ideal base for those wishing to enjoy a traditional Irish village or explore the burren and nearby Connemara.
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