to Elements Guest House where we combine Irish warmth and hospitality with an Italian flair for good food and decor. We are ideally located on the edge of Lisdoonvarna, in West Clare, on the West coast of Ireland. Our delicious home cooked breakfasts will set you up for the days activities and adventures ahead.
At Elements Guest House you have nature at your doorstep. With the world famous Burren and the wild Atlantic Ocean both close by, you can explore a magical ancient landscape, full of ancient ruins, quaint pubs and flora and fauna unique to this area.
Our rooms are fully equipped with all the comforts of home, all are en-suite and come with freshly laundered towels and crisp and luxurious linen, ensuring that your stay, long or short, will be very comfortable.
Free unlimited Wi-fi is available for guests with enabled laptops, tablets or phones.
Ample free parking is provided.
The Burren is beginning to bloom and so is Elements Guest House. Our renovations are almost complete and soon we will be fully operational. Today i am proud to let you all know that we will begin a special collaboration with Keltoi Radio, the first Celtic web TV! This fantastic webTV currently offers great music, interviews and shows from a number of countries, we will be adding to this with our own from Ireland, such as my ‘Full Celtic Breakfast’ series (more on that soon!). We also hope to organise special theme tour packages, keep your eyes open for more info and in the meantime why not take a look at www.keltoiradio.org!
Keltoiradio, the first italian videoradio of the Celtic world entirely online and live; You’ll find reports from Italy and the world about spirituality, search for the holy places, the harmony of living, reading time and the stars, respect of the natural balance of all forms of life, myths and stories… and even interviews, concerts, live events!…
Details have been announced of a new festival honouring The Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien’s links with The Burren and how the world-famous karst landscape and Celtic legends of the west of Ireland region may have inspired his masterwork.
The Burren Tolkien Convention is being organised by the Burren Tolkien Society and will take place from May 9-16th in County Clare, as part of The Gathering 2013. The organisers say the event will highlight Tolkien’s many visits to the Burren and how the region inspired one of his most famous writings The Lord of the Rings. Continue reading The Burren J.R.Tolkien Festival, 9 May – 16 May 2013
By Pól Ó Conghaile Sunday, April 21, 2013
FOR most of the year The Burren is more moonscape than landscape.
Walking through its gnarly karstic formations, I wouldn’t be surprised to find an astronaut poring over its clints and grykes; the odd abandoned moon buggy or American flag. The porridgy layers of rock, the supreme barrenness, the shades of grey — all exude a weird, lunar quality. Continue reading Beautiful Burren
The Burren Slow Food Festival will be held at the Pavilion Theatre, Lisdoonvarna & its grounds.
The Slow Food Movement focuses on several aspects of food & culture from the social aspects of taking time to eat with others/the Community; from understanding the link of food on the table to the agricultural practices that produce it; to the artistic, historical & environmental heritage of the places people eat & shop; to educate ourselves as consumers & to educate the palate through sharing knowledge of taste/experience; as well as topics of biodiversity & sustainability are important elements of Slow Food internationally.
The festival will include:
Cookery Demonstrations, Celebrity Chefs, Farmers’ Markets, Local Food Talks, Cafe and Barbeque, Cooking for Kids, Gala Dinner, Burren Walks, Tastings and much more.
The opening reception of the third Burren Peaks Walking Festival will take place in “An Fear Gorta”, Tea and Garden Rooms, The Pier, Ballyvaughan at 8 pm on Friday 28th September.
The reception will include a Burren Talk by Dr Brendan Dunford, a slide show of Burren photos, along with festival and walking routes information. The evening affords you the opportunity to meet members of the Ballyvaughan Fanore Walking Club, who will be your guides for the weekend, and to discuss your chosen walk/walks.