Happy Bank Holiday Monday,
Don't you just love going on unexpected road trips? Well considering it was just to the other side of the country still! I wasn't going to turn down a night to Ennis, followed then on to Lahinch the next day with my sister and friend Lauren. Lahinch is a small town on Liscannor Bay, on the northwest coast of Co.Clare. We drove over but unfortunately we got caught up in the evening traffic and also decided to stop along the way for something to eat making our journey a little longer than intended.
We finally arrived at the apartment of Lauren's sister which we we're very grateful to be staying in for the night. We couldn't really do much as it was late when we got there we just settled for a bit then headed out. The next day when we got up we headed on to Lahinch which was another 20 mins or so drive from Ennis. While in Lahinch for the saturday night we stayed at the Lahinch surf hostel which is just at the top of the main street just a stone throw away from the bars, shops, restaurants and nightclub. Be aware that we were very lucky to have got this place as all of the hotels and holiday homes were fully booked up.
As we couldn't check in with our bags until 3 o clock we parked the car off to the side walked back into the town for a bite to eat. Lauren knew the places to bring us the first place we headed to was a pub called Danny Mac's everyone in there is so lovely and friendly to chat too. Also be warned the portions are a good decent size that you'll be stuffed for the rest of the day. While there we decided on what to do as the girls were looking forward in doing some surfing but with the weather not so great and the sea looking a bit rough they decided not to get in. We walked down to the seafront in anyways and watched the others get in to brave the waves with their surf boards.
It was time to go check into the hostel which truthfully was very basic but clean and the guys there were very helpful to us. Before heading for dinner we took a trip over to the cliffs of moher which was another landmark ticked off the list. It's €6 each for adults when paying in with a vehicle. While walking over to the entry the heavens opened up make sure to wear warm enough clothes as the weather can be quite changeable. We took the walk way to the left but really just taking in the views there are incredible. Also we had to keep an eye on the time as we could only walk half of the way. Lauren had a table booked for us at vaughan's anchor inn pub for half 6 i know early enough but again this is a popular spot to eat in. Believe me you surely won't be disappointed in the grub here, as i started with the seafood chowder, my main dish was the fish and chips that it nearly took over the whole plate i'm afraid to say that some of it was left over but everything was simply delicious. After that we heading back into town hit one pub on the main road, went back into Danny Mac's as i said the lads in there are great craic.
Sunday was our time to leave lahinch with a couple of sore heads but that's a good thing as it's a sign of a good time spent with great people.
Hope you enjoy the piece!