There is no shortage of beautiful scenic spots to discover when you visit Hill Brook Farm in the North Clare region. These include:
- The Burren National Park - A unique limestone region covering approximately 1500 hectares.
- The Cliffs of Moher - Spectacular sea cliffs which range for 8km over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of Co. Clare. The Cliffs is one of Ireland's top visitor attractions and designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs were recently shortlisted as one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature".
- Doolin & The Aran Islands - Experience life of old Ireland and the many tradtions of the islanders.
The Burren National Park
The Burren National Park at sunset is a unique region in North Clare. The region boasts may beautiful visats over the atlantic ocean. The word "Burren" comes from an Irish word "Boíreann" meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However it has been referred to in the past as "Fertile rock" due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species.
In 1651 a Cromwellian Army Officer named Ludlow remarked, "of this barony it is said that it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury them. This last is so scarce that the inhabitants steal it from one another and yet their cattle are very fat. The grass grows in tufts of earth of two or three foot square which lies between the limestone rocks and is very sweet and nourishing." For further information on the Burren please click here.
The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are spectacularly located in the north of Co. Clare in a magnificent location. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.
O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort "Mothar" which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower.
For further information about the Cliffs of Moher visitors centre please click here.
Doolin & The Aran Islands
Doolin & the Aran Islands are conveniently located within 15 minutes drive of Hill Brook Farm. The Aran Islands offer visitors a unique chance to glimpse into the rish culture of the islands culture and tradition. They are accesible by boat from Doolin. Doolin itself is vibrant location for Irish music, song and dance.
For more information please contact any of the ferry operators who run daily ferry trips from Doolin to the Aran Islands. The very scenic trip usually takes 20-30mins to reach the nearest island of Inisoir. For further information on the islands themselves please click here.