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Quin, Ireland

Quin Abbey is a ten minute walk from our house

Quin Abbey is a ten minute walk from our house

Sitting room

Sitting room

Upstairs double room

Upstairs double room

Patio area

Patio area

Kitchen /Dining Room

Kitchen /Dining Room

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Down stairs bedroom en suite with a double  bed

Down stairs bedroom en suite with a double bed

Our House in Maigh Dara, Quin

Our House in Maigh Dara, Quin

Private Back garden

Private Back garden

Kitchen patio

Kitchen patio

Side Patio

Side Patio

Loop Head at the South West tip of County Clare

Loop Head at the South West tip of County Clare

Dromore Wood

Dromore Wood

Golfing at Lahinch

Golfing at Lahinch

A walk in the Burren Hills

A walk in the Burren Hills

Horse riding in Quin

Horse riding in Quin

A traditional  irish music session in Ennis

A traditional irish music session in Ennis

Cusack Park, Ennis, Home of  the All-Ireland Hurling Champions, 2013

Cusack Park, Ennis, Home of the All-Ireland Hurling Champions, 2013

Mountains in the heart of Connemara.

Mountains in the heart of Connemara.

Ennis Town is a 10 minute drive from Quin

Ennis Town is a 10 minute drive from Quin

Craggaunowen near Quin is less than 15 minutes from Quin

Craggaunowen near Quin is less than 15 minutes from Quin

Bunratty Castle is less than 20 minutes drive from Quin

Bunratty Castle is less than 20 minutes drive from Quin

Dromoland Castle is a 10 minute drive from Quin

Dromoland Castle is a 10 minute drive from Quin

Cliffs of Moher is less than 1 hour from Quin

Cliffs of Moher is less than 1 hour from Quin

Poulnabrone in the Burren is 50 minutes from Quin

Poulnabrone in the Burren is 50 minutes from Quin

The Burren National Park is less than 40 minutes drive from Quin

The Burren National Park is less than 40 minutes drive from Quin

Blackhead, the Burren at sunset at the northwest tip of Clare

Blackhead, the Burren at sunset at the northwest tip of Clare

Surfing at Lahinch beach. Lahinch is a 40 minute drive from Quin.

Surfing at Lahinch beach. Lahinch is a 40 minute drive from Quin.

Side streets in Ennis

Side streets in Ennis

Quin Abbey is a ten minute walk from our house Sitting room Upstairs double room Patio area Kitchen /Dining Room Twin bedroom Down stairs bedroom en suite with a double  bed Our House in Maigh Dara, Quin Private Back garden Kitchen patio Side Patio Loop Head at the South West tip of County Clare Dromore Wood Golfing at Lahinch A walk in the Burren Hills Horse riding in Quin A traditional  irish music session in Ennis Cusack Park, Ennis, Home of  the All-Ireland Hurling Champions, 2013 Mountains in the heart of Connemara. Ennis Town is a 10 minute drive from Quin Craggaunowen near Quin is less than 15 minutes from Quin Bunratty Castle is less than 20 minutes drive from Quin Dromoland Castle is a 10 minute drive from Quin Cliffs of Moher is less than 1 hour from Quin Poulnabrone in the Burren is 50 minutes from Quin The Burren National Park is less than 40 minutes drive from Quin Blackhead, the Burren at sunset at the northwest tip of Clare Surfing at Lahinch beach. Lahinch is a 40 minute drive from Quin. Side streets in Ennis
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Exchange dates Duration
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

 

 Dear Intervacers,
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,
Slán,
Conor, Aileen and family.
 

 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Civil Engineer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • England, UK
  • Scotland, UK
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Iceland

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Shannon -

  • river Rine River (0.8 km)
  • shopping Ennis Town (10.0 km)
  • forest Moughan Woods (5.4 km)
  • golfing Dromoland Golf Course (6.9 km)
  • lake Finn Lough (8.5 km)
  • boating Killaloe on the River Shannon (44.5 km)
  • sea Atlantic Ocean (46.1 km)
  • beach Lahinch Beach and Surfing (40.9 km)
  • mountains 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.

Occupation

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Civil Engineer

Children

  • Girl - Age: 15
  • Girl - Age: 11
  • Girl - Age: 16

Pets

  • 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.

Lifestyle

 
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.  
http://www.burrennationalpark.ie/
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.
http://www.fishinginireland.info
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.  
http://www.clare.ie
 

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