Clare’s Rock Hostel and Farm

The only Hostel in the High Burren, it is located in the village of Carron/Carran, on The Burren Way, and is central to many of the best Walking trails, including the Carron loop, The Nature reserve at Mount Carran, and the Mulloughmore National Park. Maps and information of all the Burren walks are available at the hostel and are free to residents.

Private rooms with bathrooms are available along with dormitory type accommodation.

The hostel itself is run almost entirely on renewable energies and we are confident that we are the most eco-friendly accommodation in Ireland. A wind turbine supplies our electricity needs and along with solar panels, heats water for showers and washing. We also recycle most of the rubbish produced by our guests and have puraflow septic treatment plants for waste water and septic.
Clare’s Rock is within walking distance of all the major attractions including Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell and Cathair Chomain stone forts, the National Park at Mulloughmore, and is only a short drive from Aillwee Cave and The Cliffs Of Moher. The Cusack centre is also only a few minutes walk away.

There is a unique system of farming in this area and guests are welcome to come onto our farm and see how Burren farming has shaped the Burren environment over thousands of years. People have farmed here for more than 5000 years and evidence of this is all around.

  • Private ensuite rooms.
  • Large self-catering kitchens.
  • T.V. / Common room.
  • Free Wi-Fi. (Both buildings)
  • Local tourist information and information on walks.
  • Bike hire.
  • Laundry facilities available.
  • Free parking.
  • Guests are welcome to come onto our farm..
  • Large meeting room./ Drying room/
  • Indoor games room
  • (pool table,air hockey, table football,)
  • Outdoor games.
  • Mini golf for families, giant chess, checkers and connect 4.
  • Pentanque and horseshoe throwing.
  • Sliotar hitter and hurling master.(hurling games)
  • DVD Player available.
  • All games are free to guests



Address: Carron/Carran
The Burren,
County Clare,

There is no direct bus link to Carron.
It is ideally suited to couples & families with own transport. Situated in the heart of the famous Burren, Shannon Airport is 50 mins drive.

For more detailed directions on how to get here please contact us after booking.

Phone: 065 7089129
Email: [email protected]


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Open: May 1st. By appointment (out of season)