Fanore - From The Gaelic "Fainne Oir" is translated as Ring of Gold and refers to its Beautiful Golden Sandy Beach. - This Blue Flag Beach is popular for swimming, surfing other water based activities. It is also very popular with walkers as it is a starting point for the various walking trails nearby.
Into The Burren is only a 3 Minute Drive Away.
Fishing enthusiasts will find numerous spots to discover nearby along the spectacular coastline of The Wild Atlantic Way. Beach and Rock fishing for a wide variety of species are available. Siopa Fan Oir, our local Grocery Shop, has everything you need for your Angling And Fishing Trips.
Hill Walkers and Hikers are spoilt for choice with several tranquil Walking Trails on Green Roads. There are way marked signposted routes on The Black Head, Caher Valley and other Looped Walks. We are located right in the middle of the The Burren Way. Why not consider Into the Burren as part of your planning for this adventure.
The Burren - In Irish Boireann Means -A Rocky Place. The budding Geologist or anyone with an Interest In Rocks and the study of what The Earth is made of can go exploring for the Fossils of Snails, Starfish (Crinoids) Coral Shells And Brachiopods - all In The Burren Stone – Limestone!
Rock Climbing takes place at nearby Ballyryan and Sea Kayaking and Paddle boarding In Ballyvaughan.
Our Local Horse Riding School has lots of options for Beach and Green Road Trekking.
For our Botanists or anyone with an Interest in Plant Life The Burren Is never out of bloom with over 1000 species of Plants from the Arctic to the Mediterranean growing side by side.
For the Archaeologist or anyone interested in Past Cultures a visit to Caherdooneerish Stone Fort is a must. The fort was built around the 10th Century and commands astonishing elevated views of the Aran Islands, Fanore Beach and Galway Bay. There are numerous other archaeological sites - Wedge tombs, Ring forts and ancient cooking sites - Fulach Fiadhs nearby.