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Kilkee v Lahinch

cork
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Kilkee v Lahinch

Trying to decide to Kilkee or Lahinch for a week in Aug

for 2 adults and 5 teenagers

i know Kilkee has a lovely beach.. what about the one in Lahinch

as we love walking for miles on the beach

is Kilkee far from Lahinch and which do you think wd be the better

choice ... trying to keep 5 teenagers happy too

thanks

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1. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

Without a minute to contemplate, Lahinch.

It has a beautiful beach, it's a better town and there's a really nice buzz with families. It's more convenient to the ferry for the Arans, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.

Kilkee has a faded charm and is handy for the Loop Head drive....and it does have that nice beach.

Edited: 10:03 am, March 26, 2010
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2. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

I personally prefer Lahinch.

But the teens may prefer Kilkee.....

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3. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

I;m not a teen, but I would prefer Kilkee - I think its a lot more calming than Lahinch and you are surround with fab scenery and beautiful beach. For me its more of an intimate place than Lahinch and you have some lovely drives.

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4. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

"For me its more of an intimate place than Lahinch....."

Whales - are we talking about the same place?

Have you ever driven through Kilkee in season??

Arrrgghhh!

Either way - have a great weekend Bean & Whales!

Angcarm, if your teenagers like to surf this place may be of interest:

http://www.lahinchsurfschool.com/

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5. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

ya, i sure - loads of times as one of my friends is a local - i have also gone through lahinch. For me its kilkee every time.

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6. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

It is 25 miles from Kilkee to Lahinch up the wild Atlantic coast with wonderful beaches wild surf and friendly locals. Anyone for Quilty Cottages half way in between.

http://www.quiltycottages.com/contact.htm

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7. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

oh ya, me deffo.

another place I just love is Carrigaholt.

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8. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

If it's a straight choice between Kilkee and Lahinch, I would go for Lahinch every time. Although personally I would prefer Spanish Point.

I think Ferdia's suggestion of surfing for the teenagers is a very good one. The Summer schools at Lahinch are excellent but require early booking.

If you like long walks on the beach you should take a drive over to Doughmore beach in Doonbeg, it's a lovely long beach for walking and less crowded than the usual spots. If you feel like treating yourself, have lunch in the Lodge at Doonbeg right beside the beach.

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9. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

Thank you all very much

Unfortunatley none of the teens are into surfing, all they want is

swimming , and going to the cinema.. its hard to please every one isnt it

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10. Re: Kilkee v Lahinch

hi Ferdia35

what is it thats not right in Kilkee, is it gangs of youths hanging around

the place as we want a pace to go that when teens are out on their

own in the evening time, that we know they will be ok wihout being

intimidated with gangs... we have plenty of that where I come from

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