|July 04, 2020 - August 08, 2020||10 days|
We have just finalised our summer exchange.
House in Quin near Ennis, County Clare, Mid West Region of Ireland
Our home is located in the picturesque village of Quin (pop 500+), in the Clare countryside close (10km) to the county capital town of Ennis (pop. 25,000+). Shannon international airport is 20 minutes away and Dublin airport is 2.5hours from Quin.
Our house is a spacious detached dormer (223m2) style property with three bedrooms available. Upstairs there is one twin bedroom, one double bedroom and a bathroom. Downstairs is another large bedroom (double and single beds) en suite, a kitchen / dining room and kitchen courtyard, play room, sitting room, utility room and a loo. It is fully equipped with modern appliances and free internet access. It has fenced in front, side and back gardens with apple and pear trees and ample private car parking.
Our house is five minutes walking from the village where there are four pubs (two which serve good meals), an excellent restaurant, a cafe, three shops, a post office and the parish church. Also in the village are the ruins of the 12thcentury Quin Abbey and close by are Dromoland and Knappoge Castles.
Quin is located less than ten minutes from the M18 Limerick to Galway motorway which connects to the M6 motorway at Limerick. Shannon Airport is less than 20 minutes from our home.
We have a large collection of guide books, maps and detailed itineraries for visiting our region and we would be delighted to help you plan your holiday.
Come to the land of a thousand welcomes ( in Irish 'Cead míle fáilte'). We can't guarantee the weather but we can promise a culture and fun filled holiday on the west coast of the Emerald Isle that will inspire and invigorate you.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Conor, Aileen and family.
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 6 Exchanges made
- Primary School Teacher
- Civil Engineer
- House Type: House
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In the country
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 4
- No smoking
- Suitable for disabled people
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- England, UK
- Scotland, UK
Nearest Airport: Shannon -
- Rine River (0.8 km)
- Ennis Town (10.0 km)
- Moughan Woods (5.4 km)
- Dromoland Golf Course (6.9 km)
- Finn Lough (8.5 km)
- Killaloe on the River Shannon (44.5 km)
- Atlantic Ocean (46.1 km)
- Lahinch Beach and Surfing (40.9 km)
- Burren National Park (32.3 km)
Quin is ideally located in the west of Ireland for touring many regions including Clare, Limerick, Galway and Kerry.
There are many attractions close to Quin including Dromoland Castle and estate with its golf course and woodland trails, Bunratty Castle and folk park and the Burren with its unique landscape, amazing flora, hill walking and hiking trails and ancient archaeology. There is also a good playground in the village.
The west coast of Clare boasts some of Ireland’s finest beaches and coastline including the awesome Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head Peninsula, and the Burren Coast Drive, the wonderful beaches of Lahinch, Spanish Point and Kilkee. Fishing in the Rivers Shannon and Fergus and countless lakes, golfing and surfing at Lahinch and rock climbing close to Doolin are just a few of the many activities one can do in Clare. The Aran Islands are reached by boat from Doolin and boat trips under the Cliffs of Moher are located at Liscannor.
The town of Ennis, which is less than ten minutes drive from Quin is a bustling, picturesque town (winner of National Tidy Towns and Flora competitions) with countless shops and boutiques, numerous restaurants, pubs, cafes, banks, a cinema, theatre and museum, in addition to a good hospital, public swimming pool, library, tourist office, with a train and bus station providing excellent public transport.
The cities of Limerick, Galway and Dublin are reached by an excellent road network within 30minutes, 60minutes and 2.5 hours respectively. The beautiful and wild Connemara region is a further 40 minutes from Galway City with the towns of Clifden and Westport located less than 2.5 hours from Quin.
- Primary School Teacher
- Civil Engineer
- Girl - Age: 15
- Girl - Age: 11
- Girl - Age: 16
- Bichon Frise dog
About Our Family
We are a family of five, I am primary school teacher and my husband is a hydrologist civil engineer. We have three girls ages 10, 14, 15, We spend much of our free time outdoors either amongst the hills, in the woodlands or by the sea. We are lucky to live in a quiet country housing estate within a short walking distance to a historical village in an area rich in culture and archaeology. Our preferred exchange destination would be by the sea or amongst the Alps in a village or small town.
Quin is well known for horse stud farms and riding centres. The nearby Castlefergus centre is well suited for children and adults alike.
Hurling, a truly uniquely Irish sport, is very popular and important to the people of Clare. Many an exciting game of hurling can be watched in Cusack Park in Ennis. A spectacle not to be missed.
The Burren Region, which is reached in less than one hour from Quin, is a mystical landscape which is worth coming to Ireland on its own to experience. The area is an ideal location for half day long hill walks in breathtaking scenery along a network of trails, rock climbing on stunning sea cliffs and inland crags or visiting show caves at Ailwee and Doolin.
Fishing is a popular past time in the region with many local lakes and rivers noted for good stock. East Clare has a number of well known fishing lakes while the nearby Ardsolas and Fergus Rivers also provide good sport. Fishing in the Corofin area north west of Ennis is superb. Sea angling in the Burren region, especially near Black Head is noted to be excellent. The Lough Corrib and Mask fisheries to the north of Galway are world famous.
There are numerous golf courses found close to Quin most notably Dromoland (5km) and Ennis (12km). The international famous links courses at Lahinch (40km distant) and Doonbeg (52km) are breath taking.
Ennis and County Clare is world famous for traditional Irish Music. Many of the pubs and hotels have free nightly music sessions throughout the summer. There are a number of music festivals in Clare including the Fleadh Nua (Ennis), Willy Clancy (Miltown Malbay) and Ennis Trad Festival. There are trad sessions in the village on Fridays.
In Quin you are spoilt for chose for short evening strolls in the immediate countryside, be it a wonder around the grounds and gardens of Dromoland Castle, a woodland walk at Mooghan Hillfort, loop walks on quiet country lanes around the village or even a quick walk down to Quin Abbey. Further west evening walks at Lahinch and on the newly opened Doolin to Liscannor cliff walk are thoroughly recommended followed by a memorable night in a pub at Doolin with trad sessions and great craic. One of our favourite summer evening jaunts is to the summit of Mullaghmore in the Burren National Park through an area of unequalled beauty.