Towns of Clare
Lisdoonvarna —County Clare
Lisdoonvarna, in north Clare, Ireland's premier spa town; is famous for the 'craic' (Irish for fun) and for its September festival - one of Europe's largest singles matchmaking festivals. The village has a wide selection of pubs and hotel and guest accommodation.
This small village became a popular health resort in the early nineteenth century growing around its spa wells. Lisdoonvarna's famous Victorian Spa Complex and Health Centre is a major attraction. It is the only active spa centre in Ireland. The waters contain magnesia, iodine and iron and are reputed to have health restorations. The Spa's therapeutic mineral waters have been dispensed here since the 18th century. The Centre features sulphur baths, massage, wax treatments and saunas. The Victorian Pump House is open daily. Base for specialist activities in the Burren including painting and botany.