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Rathbaun Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Main Street
Co. Clare

Tel: +353 (0) 65 7074009
Fax: +353 (0) 65 7074009
Proprietor: John Connolly

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The Rathbaun Hotel and Bar is renowned in Co. Clare for live Irish Music. The hotel is in the Burren, a perfect location for enjoying the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Doolin, Ailwee Caves, surfing, walking hiking etc.

The musicians and singers perform nightly at 8.00pm during June, July and August in the hotel bar. You can enjoy delicious home cooked food throughout the day in the oak panelled bar or at night while enjoying the music.

The hotel has 10 tastefully decorated bedrooms; breakfast is cooked to order until 12 Noon. Music and dancing daily in the month of September. If you are looking for the best value in accommodation, a welcoming and courteous atmosphere with a friendly attention to detail you will find it at the Rathbaun Hotel.

We are happy to help you plan your day trips and will make arrangements for you if required. We have extensive information on the area as well as maps and books. See our website


The Rathbaun hotel and Bar offers a spacious bar and function room with excellent accommodation and food. By day you can enjoy delicious food, Illy coffee and creamy pints. In the evening and at night from 8.00pm we have the best live Irish music in County Clare nightly during June, July and August.

In the month of September we are the leading premises in Lisdoonvarna for music and dancing during the matchmaking festival. Daily 12.00Noon to 6.00pm and nightly 9.00pm to 1.00am. For sporting fans we show all the matches and events on our large screen television.

Additionally, we have a separate dining room to cater for private parties or meetings. We have 50 years experience of the area of the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Caves, Walks, etc. and we are happy to help you plan your day trips to enhance your visit. There is free car parking throughout the town of Lisdoonvarna and we have secure facilities for leaving bicycles, gear etc.

Local Attractions

Lisdoonvarna is in the Burren Region, ideally located for visiting the world famous Cliffs of Moher, 11km, with its fantastic new interpretive centre.

The Aran Islands can be reached by ferry from Doolin, 7km and the ferry crossing is 30 minutes, sailings daily during the summer months.

Lisdoonvarna is home to the Burren Smokehouse and craft shop. There is an interpretive video available to view in different languages. The town also has a new football pitch, running track and large children’s playground, all completed in 2008.

Lisdoonvarna is the perfect base to explore the Burren, enjoy fishing, surfing, swimming, walking, cycling, pony trekking, caving (Doolin and Ailwee Caves), visit a perfumery, pet farm, Kilfenora Burren Display Centre etc.

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Late Bar
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport


  • Accommodation
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Function Room
  • High Chairs
  • Off Licence
  • WiFi


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