If you would like a relaxing, quiet place to stay while touring County Clare, the Burren, or Doolin in Ireland, I highly recommend Emohruo Bed & Breakfast.
"Our Home" spelled backwards, you'll find this makes an excellent home away from home and central base camp for exploring all the wonderful natural wonders and small towns in County Clare. It's a short drive to Newmarket-on-Fergus for Bunratty Castle and Park, and you can circle right through the Burren in about half a day, taking plenty of time to walk through the clints and take pictures, making it back to the B&B by late afternoon or evening. Margaret Carey was our hostess, and gave us wonderful advice on places to see, called each day to see if the Aran Island ferries were running, and makes a mean Irish breakfast.
We stayed with Margaret in April 2004 for about 6 days, and while the rooms were small, they were quiet, comfortable, and welcoming at the end of the day. Not for the luxury-seeker, but definitely not rustic either, Emorhuo is a very pleasant, well-priced place to stay. If you like horses, be sure to visit the pony Margaret keeps in the pasture surrounding the house!
We would definitely stay with Margaret again and look forward to our next visit to the West of Ireland.