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Hilltop Bed & Breakfast Loophead Kilkee Ireland

The B&B is located in Knocknagarhoon, sign posted off the R 487 10 mins. from Kilkee on the Wild Atlantic Way to Loop Head Lighthouse (see map on this page)
GPS:
52.632568 (52° 37' 57.24'' N)
-9.755044 (9° 45' 18.16'' W)

Knocknagarhoon, Kilkee,Co Clare V15XP73

Driving times

  • Kilkee 10 min
  • Carrigaholt & Cross 5 min
  • Loop Head Lighthouse 15 min
  • Shannon Airport ~1 hr 15 min
  • Kilimer Shannon Car Ferry (Kerry) 30 min
  • Dublin Airport 3 hrs 30 min
  • Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher ~ 45 min

Local activities

  • Cycling
    we are on the Loop Head Cycleway. Bicycle hire available from Loophead Bike Hire
  • Angling
    on the coast next to the house; charter fishing trips from Carigaholt
  • Swimming beach in Kilkee, 10 min away
  • Walking: Quiet walks near the house; Cliff walks between Kilkee and the house
  • Bird watching
  • Dolphin watching from Carrigaholt, 5 min [more...]
  • Abseiling
  • Carmen’s Riding School offers short and long treks on quiet country roads with fantastic views over the Shannon Estuary, Poulnasherry Bay and the Atlantic
  • Scuba Diving, in Kilkee 10 min
  • Loophead Alpacas experience are a 10 mins drive away
Hilltop Bed & Breakfast Loop Head Kilkee

The Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare, Ireland

Loophead Peninsula
Hilltop B&B is located on the Loophead Peninsula, winner of the Responsible Tourism 2015 Best place to holiday aeward, and also on the Wild Atlantic Way scenic drive. Hilltop B&B is in an elevated location on the Loop Head Peninsula, overlooking the Atlantic ocean to the west and the Shannon river to the south. It has easy access to the fishing villages of Carrigaholt and Kilbaha, and is also close to the sea-side town of Kilkee with its beautiful sandy beach and the spectacular cliff scenery which you can enjoy best on the scenic drive, an alternative route along the coast between Kilkee and the house.

The Loophead Peninsula is European Destination of ExcelleNce (EDEN) Award by the European Union awards to little known areas off the tourist beaten track. The B&B is convenient for dolphin watching, angling, seafood restaurants and scenic walks on the peninsula.
Loophead Peninsula
In Cross Village there is Loophead Summer Hedge School ran by local artist Carmel T. Madigan. Programme of Events can be found on her website www.carmelmadigangallery.com
Local festivals include the Carrigaholt Oyster Festival on May Bank holiday weekend, the Cross Trad Music Festival Weekend , in June/July (see full list of festivals on loophead.ie), and the Carrigaholt Family Festival in August.

The Loophead Lighthouse is situated at the tip of the Loophead Peninsula where the Shannon River meets the Atlantic Ocean- This iconic lighthouse tower is now open to the public in season. The visitor can take a guided tour up the tower and can go out onto the balcony at the very top. From this balcony one can see as far south as the Blasket Islands in Kerry and as for north as the Twelve Bens in Galway – a remarkable and unforgettable vista (Fees apply). A walk around the very tip of the peninsula itself is an unforgettable experience, with a good chance to see dolphins, seals, whales, sea otters and a variety of breeding birds.


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