Activities at The Weir Holiday Home

Birdwatching on Loop Head The area offers a large variety of activities - from abseiling to whale-watching. Here are some suggestions:

The area is very popular with birdwatchers from Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe. This popularity is due to the range of seabirds that breed here each summer (including Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Gannets), and in particular due to the autumn passage of an amazing array of seabirds and waders. The best months are August through October, when West and NW winds blow many of the passing seabirds close to shore, so allowing excellent viewing. Seabirds regularly seen here in good numbers include Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, Storm and Leaches Petrels, and Great, Pomarine and Arctic Skuas. Sightings of Little Stints, Curlew and the American Buff-breasted Sandpiper have been made, and there are many other rare species seen from time to time from local viewing points.
Dolphins in the Shannon Estuary
Dolphin Watching

Take a boat from the near-by port of Carrigaholt to meet one of the schools of Dolphins that have made the Shannon Estuary their home.

There are five eighteen-hole championship courses within drives of 10 min. - 40 min., including Doonbeg Golf Links and the renowned links course at famous Lahinch GC. Directly across the estuary in North Kerry is the world-famous Ballybunion Golf Club and can easily be reached via the Killimer-Tarbert Car Ferry. Golf can be arranged for you at the local course in Kilkee. Green fees are always welcome at all the clubs mentioned, but pre-booking is essential at Doonbeg, Ballybunion and Lahinch.
fishing in the shannon estuary
The unpolluted, rugged coastline has an abundance of varied fish species, including pollack, mackarel, triggerfish and many other species of Atlantic Rockfish. Angling is possible from the piers at Querrin or Carrigaholt Village as well as at various other spots on the Shannon Estuary. Atlantic and Shannon Estuary charters are available in Kilkee. [more...]

Swimming, Diving & Snorkeling
Diving equipment and skippered boat hire available locally. Oxygen refills available in nearby Kilkee, enabling the enthusiast to enjoy numerous dives in the estuary and off the rugged Atlantic Coastline. Safe Swimming is possible nearby, as well as in Kilkee.

Pony Trekking
The equestrian centre is just a short drive - you can see the locality and go for a trot on the local beaches - all levels of horseriding ability and experience are catered for.

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