Wild Honey Inn

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Dine like a lord on award-winning Irish cooking, walk it off in the rocky Burren and cliffs of Moher. At night, log fires and village peace


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


An imposing Victorian building sitting solidly on the roadside of this tidy, sleepy village: views are to bare rocky hills in a wild dramatic landscape criss-crossed by dry stone walls and dotted with sheep. Friendly Kate will show you inside. There’s a guest sitting room, light, fat-cushioned and cosy, and a bar with pale walls, two open fireplaces, solid tables and wooden floors. You dine like a lord in the bright dining room: Aidan’s award-winning cooking is informed by gorgeous local ingredients from land and sea. Bedrooms are painted in soft Farrow & Ball colours, with crisp white cotton duvets and warm wooden floor boards. Each room is different, some face the road, all have good new mattresses and, for those who prefer, there are three on the ground floor with French windows onto private ‘sitting out’ spaces. Bathrooms are all shipshape with tongue and groove panelling and thick towels. Come early in the year for wild flowers. Here, at the gateway to The Burren, walkers and botanists will be in heaven; for surfers, Fanmore and Lahinch’s beaches are close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-6pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
1 November - 1 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
€30-€40. A la carte available. Wine €18-€35.


Nightly price
from €120
3 Twins
From €120
8 Doubles
From €120


Oh such a dreamy country inn! Kate & Aidan will really look after you in style. We had one of the garden rooms which was lovely and quiet, with a bath for some soaking after a serious hike along the Cliffs of Moher (a must see). We took G&Ts from the bar onto our terrace, and followed them with dinner in front of the fire from a fantastic, lively menu (the lamb was some of the best we've had). The feel is 'miles from anywhere' but just a few steps down the road we found the local Smokehouse, a microbrewery, and a great little pub with traditional Irish music sessions. Top marks.

Rebecca, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kate Sweeney

  • The stunning Cliffs of Moher are only a short drive from the Inn. They are over 200 metres high and run for over 8 km along the Atlantic Ocean. Over 30,000 pairs of seabirds including a number of protected species nest at the Cliffs of Moher.
  • The Burren landscape in North Clare is one of the largest and most accessible Karst regions in the world. It is the only place on the planet where Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants grow side-by-side.
  • The Burren area is an ideal base for those in pursuit of outdoor adventure. There are many walking and cycling routes in the area as well as sea kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, horse riding and golf.
  • There are many archaeological sites in the area. The oldest and best known is the Poulnabrone portal dolmen. Look out for tower houses, holy wells, penitential stations, round towers and much more. This heritage gives us a privileged insight into the past.
  • The underground cave system of the Burren is one of the largest in Europe. There are two open to the public. Aillwee Cave near Ballyvaughan and Doolin Cave where you can view the (7.3 metres) longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern hemisphere.
  • Throughout the summer there are many festivals and organised events for the visitor to enjoy. These include the 'Burren in Bloom' festival and the 'Burren Slow Food' festival in May. Burren Food trail and Burren Adventure trail.