Inchiquin House

1 Dog Allowed
Child Friendly
From €1362 for 2 nights
Open Fire
Sleeps 10

About the property

1 Dog Allowed
Child Friendly
From €1362 for 2 nights
Open Fire
Sleeps 10

Inchiquin House, Corofin,Co. Clare

Inchiquin House is an elegant period home, tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape and all of the wonderful attractions of County Clare. Staying at Inchiquin is a pure delight. It has comfortable beds in spacious rooms, all beautifully appointed.

It has a cosy living room to gather in and a formal dining room for dinner. It is possible to book a local chef to do the cooking, so you can have a truly relaxing break! It also has a fully modern kitchen with large french doors leading out to a wonderful patio area and garden.  It is an ideal place for a gathering of friends and family.

We think you’ll love

  • Stargazing at night where the sky is crystal clear.
  • Dining al fresco on the patio.
  • The peace and quiet of this wonderful location.
  • Lighting a roaring fire and curling up in the wintertime.
  • It is possible to book a chef to do the cooking at Inchiquin, so you can have a truly relaxing break.


  • 3 Double Bedrooms 
  • 2 Twin Rooms
  • Oil-Fired Central Heating
  • Open Fire in Living Room
  • Large Professionally Equipped Kitchen with Oven, Gas Hob, and Range
  • Microwave
  • Dish Washer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Fridge and Freezer
  • Towels and Linens Provided
  • Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Cooking Utensils and Equipment
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Drawing Room
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Garden and Patio with Garden Furniture
  • Internet
  • Radio
  • Car Parking
  • 1 dog permitted

Things you should know


This property is suitable for the Assisted Disabled.

Inchiquin House is located on a working farm so please ensure to drive with care and keep gates closed.  

There are two speed ramps on the avenue approaching this property so guests are asked to please drive with care.

From 1st June to 2nd September 2023, the minimum stay is 6 nights, with arrivals on a Saturday and departure on a Friday only.

 Irish Landmark properties that welcome a pet may not have secure enclosures. It is vital that you supervise your pet during your stay.

The name Inchiquin comes from an island (Inis in Irish) of the O’Quin family, one of whom was killed at the battle of of Clontarf with Brian Boru in 1014.  The house itself is thought to have been built around 1800 (some say even earlier), and is marked as ‘Inchiquin Cottage’ in the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map of around 1840.  At that stage, the line of out-houses to the north of the house originally turned briefly southwards, but no trace of that remains overground.  The two story building on a raised platform overlooking the house was constructed as a granary (with outside stairs on the west wall).  The back part of the house, including the present kitchen and back bedrooms is a later addition, the date of which is unknown.

The name of the builder of the original house is not recorded – but the Owens family were among the owners in the middle of the nineteen century, though the links with the famous Chevalier O’Gorman rest on shaky foundations.  Subsequently, Cahirs, Bloods, Markahans and McGann – some of which are still resident in the locality – were in possession until the house was bought around 1910 by Col. John Macnamara, who had come from having served as a doctor in the Indian Medical Corps and whose family were doctors in and for Corofin from 1836 to 2006.  He himself never lived in the house, renting it out in turn to his brother-in-law, Walter Perman (an Englishman whose car was taken by the IRA during the Civil War and who returned to his native country because he feared for his life was in danger) and Turlough O’Bryen, a famous bee-keeper who cycled around Ireland teaching people about bees, and who kept hives in the field in front of the house.

After the setting up of the State in 1922, the Land Commission set to work to divide up the larger country estates in order to give holdings to poorer farmers.  Col. John Macnamara's holding reached down to the lake, but all his land between lake and road were taken away, as was land to the village side of the property in return for Land Bonds which turned out to have little or no value. What was left was about 40 acres of arable land and 65 of scrub and woodland which still belongs to the house, now reachable by an avenue about half a mile long.

When Col. Macnamara died in 1932 he left the house and remaining land to his wife of twelve years, Gertrude Macnamara (neé McDermot) whose father had been a doctor in County Roscommon. She continued to farm (partially with the help of her nephew Desmond McSherry, whose name is fondly remembered in the area) and on her death in 1967, she bequeathed it to her niece (Desmond’s sister) Sheelagh, who had been as good as a daughter to the childless couple. Sheelagh was married to James Austin Harbison, Medical Officor at first of Co Kildare, then for County Dublin and finally for Dublin City.  He died a year after Gertrude Macnamara. Sheelagh Harbison owned the house until her death in 2012 at the great age of 98.  Austin and Sheelagh’s sons are Dr. John Harbison, formerly the State Pathologist (1974-2002) and Dr. Peter Harbison, archeologist and art-historian.  Peter is now the owner of Inchiquin House and his sons John, Maurice and Ronan have taken responsibility for Inchiquin’s future.



    Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification please contact Irish Landmark at

  • Arrival and Departure Time?

    Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.00p.m. Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.

  • What is your minimum booking period?

    Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties. Please note that at Inchiquin House, from 29th April to 29th September 2023, the minimum stay is 6 nights, with arrivals on a Saturday and departure on a Friday only. Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.

  • Is there a TV?

    Yes, there is a TV at this property.

  • Is there WiFi?

    Yes we have WIFI. Coverage for both WiFi and mobile phone coverage is best at the front of the house due to it's remote location

  • Can I bring a dog?

    Yes. Check the Irish Landmark T&Cs re bringing dogs to Irish Landmark properties. This property is only suitable for one dog.

  • Is linen supplied?

    Yes – all beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.

  • Can I light a fire and do you supply fuel?

    Fires can be lit in the drawing room and dining room. We supply enough fuel for the first night of your holiday. Guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay. Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property.

  • Do I need a car to get here?

    It would be preferable to have a car as otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.

  • How do I get the keys?

    When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.

  • Can I arrive early?

    Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.

  • What is the latest departure time?

    10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.

  • How far to the nearest town?

    Corofin Village – 2 Kilometres

  • Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?

    As Irish Landmark Trust properties are self-catering we do not provide a catering service. Should you chose to dine in at Inchiquin House and would like a very special treat we can forward details of a local so you can contact them directly. Irish Landmark Trust do not enter into this arrangement. All correspondences and agreements must be contracted between Chef and Guest directly. Irish Landmark Trust accepts no liability for any agreement entered into between the Hirer and Catering Service for catering at Inchiquin House.

  • Is it suitable for children?

    Yes, this is a suitable family property.

  • Does it have facilities for disabled people?

    There is 1 Bathroom & Bedroom on the ground floor that is suitable for the Assisted Disabled.

  • Is it suitable for a wheelchair?

    Yes. On the ground floor there is a large wheelchair-accessible rest-room with its own wet-room power-shower especially designed for guests with disabilities. “The Liscanor” bedroom is comfortable and suitable for the assisted disabled.

  • Is there central heating?


  • Is the cooker electric or gas?

    Cooker has gas hob with 2 electric ovens. There is also an Aga.

  • Is there a shower?

    Yes – downstairs shower room

  • How many bathrooms?

    4 bathrooms - 2 of which are en-suite

  • Do you supply towels and bed linen?

    Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.

  • Where is the nearest train station?

    Ennis – 14 kilometres

  • What type of heating is in the house?

    Central Heating & Open Fires Downstairs

  • Is there a garden and outdoor furniture at the house?

    Yes. There is a lawned area around the house with garden furniture.

  • Is there parking on site?

    Yes there is parking onsite for 3 cars.


It is possible to reserve dates online at but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.


Your booking must be for holiday purposes only.  Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked.  When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you.


The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking.


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Great Weekend with old friends

“Could not have been better for a chill weekend in the heart of the country & beside the Wonderous Burren, Anne gave us a lovely welcome & topped that off with fab scones , We even managed to get a photo of our Non Paying Guest ( The Pinemartin) without disturbing him and if you are an early riser , put the boots on and take a strole in the field at the Patio and look at the Rabbits raise their curios heads at you , its a trull lovely spot & to be honest a bit of a find that I dont like sharing with too Many . Well Done Irish Land mark Trust 

Like coming home again ( if I had notions!)

“Fabulous stay again in Inchiquin House. Anne always has the house in perfect condition and is so welcoming and friendly. It is extremely well equipped, so much so that, if we are there in the winter we may not leave the house for the duration of out stay! We have been going there since 2015 and it is such a great location for us, as we are spread throughout the country. I highly recommend it”

House Manager

Majella McGuane

Majella McGuane is the House Manger at Inchiquin. Majella loves to meet guests and tell them about the best things to do in the local area.

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Booking Conditions


It is possible to reserve dates online at but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.     


Your booking must be for holiday purposes only.  Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked.  When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you. 


The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking. 


Irish Landmark reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold holidays at any time. However, such amendments to price will not be applied to holidays already confirmed.   


All prices quoted are based on current prices and rates of V.A.T. at the time of going to press. Irish Landmark is unable to absorb increases in Value Added Tax or any new forms of taxation which may be introduced. Any such increases will be charged as notified and will be payable. 


All bookings can be paid for in full at time of booking. All bookings made within 12 weeks of stay must be paid in full at time of booking. Bookings made more than 12 weeks in advance of stay require a 30% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 12 weeks before arrival.  Irish Landmark shall be entitled to treat any failure to pay by the due date as a cancellation of the booking and will notify the Hirer by email.  The maximum number of payments for a booking will be limited to two – the deposit and balance payment.   A separate payment may be due where an amendment has been made to the original booking.  


Payments can be made by credit/debit card (Visa or Mastercard ONLY).    

Payments for properties in the Republic of Ireland are taken in Euros, payments for properties in Northern Ireland are taken in Great British Pounds. 


Please note that only one voucher can be used per booking.  Vouchers have a strict expiry date. 


Upon receipt of payment by our bookings office, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation.  All charges for the booking will be confirmed in this notification.  Once confirmation has been issued, the Hirer is responsible for the total advertised price of the property and any extras notified.   

AMENDMENTS TO BOOKINGS (excluding cancellations):    

Irish Landmark does not offer a transfer of dates option. A complete change of dates is treated as a cancellation 

CANCELLATION POLICY: We hope that you will not have to cancel your stay, or part of your reservation.  If for any reason this is unavoidable, cancellations must be notified by email to In the event of cancellation (this includes a reduction in number of nights) your deposit is non-refundable and the following cancellation charges will apply:  

Date of Cancellation 

Cancellation Charge 

More than 12 weeks before start date 

The deposit of 30% 

84 – 28 days before start date 

50% of total rental 

Fewer than 28 days 

100% of total rental 

Irish Landmark does not operate a cancellation insurance scheme for any reason, including Covid-19, and strongly recommends that all guests take out full holiday insurance cover.    

PARTY SIZE AND COMPOSITION:  In no circumstances may more than the number of persons listed on the booking form occupy the property overnight.   Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse admission if this condition is not observed. Bookings can only be made by adults and cannot be accepted from anyone under the age of 21.  Irish Landmark only allows guest stays where the lead guest is aged 21 years or over.   


Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive Access Details and Important Information via email about your rental. This includes the contact information of the Local House Manager, directions to the property, arrival and departure time, etc. However, the specific arrival time must be agreed with the relevant local House Manager at least four days prior to holiday start date.  It is the responsibility of the Hirer to arrive at the property at the time agreed with the House Manager. Irish Landmark reserves the right to levy an additional charge if the property is not vacated in accordance with these terms on the day of departure.  


The number of day visitors will be limited to the capacity of the property – i.e., a 2-person property may have 2 day visitors, etc.   Prior written consent must be obtained from Irish Landmark Trust for additional numbers of day visitors. 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: Baggage and personal belongings are always at the Hirers risk. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to any car or its contents. 


Only certain Irish Landmark Trust properties accept a dog.  ALWAYS check this before you book.  Hirers who have made a reservation and are taking a dog will be required to read and agree to special terms, which details the conditions of bringing a dog to one of these properties.  Failure to comply with these conditions could result in the guest being asked to leave a property.  The rental cost is non-refundable in such cases.   


Irish Landmark respectfully request that you charge your electric vehicle at the nearest charging point and not at the property.  


The Hirer is responsible for the property and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. Our House Managers work hard to maintain and clean the buildings and aim to ensure that the property is in a satisfactory condition for your enjoyment.  We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure, including all equipment, utensils etc. If the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition and additional cleaning costs are incurred, Irish Landmark reserves the right to recover these costs from the Hirer.   All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid to Irish Landmark upon demand.   If there are problems relating to the functioning of the building, please let the House Manager know immediately. Please note that candles are NOT permitted at any Irish Landmark property. Smoking is not allowed inside any Irish Landmark property. 


While every effort has been made to ensure that the representations stated on our website, or any printed literature, are made in good faith, neither they nor any oral representations made by employees or representatives of Irish Landmark Trust will create liability on the part of Irish Landmark. 


There shall be no liability for any claim arising from the act, omission or neglect or default of Irish Landmark Trust, its employees or representatives unless proved to be done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that loss or danger would probably result. Irish Landmark’s agents, servants and employees or other representatives have no authority to waive or modify these Conditions other than in writing. 


On rare occasions Irish Landmark may need access to the property for essential maintenance work, should it be necessary, Irish Landmark will give you as much notice as is possible.   There is no need for you to stay in the property since our House Manager can accompany any such visits. 


If you have any complaint during your holiday, please contact the House Manager.  If the matter is not dealt with to your satisfaction, please email outlining details of your complaint.   


Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse any booking and cancel any booking already made, if in its absolute discretion it considers this to be necessary. Where a booking is cancelled by Irish Landmark, every effort will be made to offer an alternative holiday at no increase in cost.  If the Hirer does not accept the alternative holiday offered, Irish Landmark will return to the Hirer the deposit paid and any other sum paid to Irish Landmark by the Hirer.  Liability for all consequential loss, damage and disappointments is accordingly limited to such return. 


It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure they book a specific dog-friendly property if they are bringing a dog.  There are specific terms and conditions that to which the hirer must adhere: 

We allow a dog, but only when they have been booked in and paid for. The “Taking a Dog” option must be selected at time of booking.  A charge will apply.  

Our policy is strictly ONE DOG. If you arrive at the property with more than one dog the House Manger is entitled to deny you access to the property.  If it becomes known during/after your stay that more than one dog is/was with you, you may be asked to vacate the property and a charge of €100/£100 per dog will apply. 

You must bring your own crate/bed in which your dog can sleep.  Please also bring bowls, towels, and waste bags for your dog. 

Your dog must be house-trained and kept under proper control.  Dogs are STRICTLY not permitted on beds, sofas, or any furniture.  There is no exception to this rule.  

Before departure, please thoroughly clean the property, paying particular attention to removing pet hair from rugs and soft furnishings.  A vacuum cleaner is available to you.   

If there is evidence that you have not cleaned up adequately after your stay, you will be charged a flat rate of €100/£100.   

You must double-check that the outside area around the property is free of any foul. Dog fouling inside the property is completely unacceptable.  Guests will be asked to vacate the premises immediately if this is discovered.  

Your dog must not be left unsupervised in the property.  We ask that you take your dog with you when you go out.  Please be mindful of any livestock nearby. 


By accepting a confirmation of a reservation from Irish Landmark the lead guest agrees: 


I have read and agree to be bound by the Booking Conditions. 

I agree to be held responsible for the balance of hire for the property due and payable in accordance with these terms. 

I understand that most Irish Landmark properties have no television or internet access; that some have no washing machines or dishwashers; and that many have limited mobile phone coverage. 

I understand that as the Lead Person, I am responsible, before their arrival, for informing all guests of Irish Landmark’s booking conditions, and for their observance of same. 

If I am bringing a pet or having day visitors, I have particularly noted the special conditions that apply in these situations 


Hirers making a reservation over the telephone are deemed to have read all Booking Conditions and agree to be bound by them.   


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Important Notes

1-night stays are not permitted.

Bank Holidays & Special Dates have a set minimum number of nights.

Deposits are strictly non-refundable & non-transferable.

Cancellation Fees will apply if you cancel your reservation.

Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings.

Special Offers and Discounts are not valid against existing bookings.

There are restrictions on arrival and departure dates over the Christmas and New Year periods.
Strictly no arrivals or departures on 24th, 25th and 31st of December.